Form and Function

I finally completed the initial design of the new bot. Yes, it took a while! I opted to design all of the parts to my own specifications myself, rather than …

Of Babies and Bathwater

It’s been a bit since I posted about my work on the Xpider. The main reason for this is that I’ve decided to abandon the original design in lieu of …

Intermediate 3D: Designing Models

If you’ve been reading my Xpider posts, you may have noticed that the Xpider “Fatty” doesn’t come with a nice 3D printed “head”; most of the electronics are completely exposed. …

Giving Xpider a Brain

As part of the development of the Xpider (now affectionately named G.A.J.E.T. by my 11-year-old daughter, which stands for “Gadgetized Analytic Just-so-cute Exploratory Technology) I wanted to give it the …