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Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect

by Paul Strauss

I’ve seen some interesting hackjobs in my day, but nothing quite like this. Builder Harold Ilano has built himself a little robotic insect from the remnants of an old Sony  Playstation console.

Harold Ilano’s Mercury BEAM Robot

Harold Ilano’s Mercury BEAM Robot

Harold’s Mercury BEAM Robot was scavenged from a variety of junk parts, but an old PlayStation console was the primary contributor, giving the ‘bot its two motors and other internals that keep it chugging along.

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Just like a real insect, Mercury has an innate desire to seek out sources of light. It took Ilano many weeks of painstaking effort in order to get the light tracking just right.

Glad to see the old console is still being put to some good use. (For those of you who don’t know what a BEAM robot is, there’s a good explanation here.)

[StreetTech via MAKE]




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Comments (8):

  1. That is truly cool. I am seriously impressed.

    That guy should patent it, mass produce it, and make 13 year old across the countries ecstatic.

    Tim McCormack
    iRent2u.com – the Online Rental Marketplace

  2. peter says:

    i would so buy one of those!!!

  3. Osama ABU-OBEID says:

    Ah freakin cool, if you start producing these, I would really buy it!

  4. timoinsects says:

    where i can get this robot bug?
    does anyone have a link for me?

  5. timoinsects says:

    my email is timoinsects@gmail.com
    i want to buy thouse type robot bugs.

  6. The Epic Troll says:

    I WANT ONE!!!!!! WILL YOU MAKE COPIES OF THESE ROBOT BUGS BECAUSE I LOVE THOSE THINGS!!!!!!

  7. harold ilano says:

    wow!thank you guys!!! thank you all! im in instagram alos harlie_15 follow me and ill gollow back. cheears!!!,

  8. harold ilano says:

    wow! its been a while now…thank you guys!!! thank you all! im in instagram also if someone’s interested, harlie_15 -follow me and i’ll follow back. cheers everyone!

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