Things I have made
I have a Reprap Ormerod, quite a mouthful and I am getting going with it.
Machines by me
I like making things. some times they are things to demonstrate a particular principle. but many of them are just because I liked the idea.
Just what is says. When the switch is turned on, the box opens and a little metal arm reaches out and turns it's self back off again.
Dancing robot. Turn the handle and the robot dances, legs and arms swinging. I also rigged up a small dc motor to act as a dynamo and this makes is eyes light up. As you can see most of the bits are reclaimed from old computers, except his head which is an old time radio valve.
This little robot automaton is also made from various bits of scrap. His head is a valve and they eyes light up as he cycles, lifts his hands from the handle bars and rings a bell. The wonder of cogs and drive belts.
Jeff the Junk Bot Guard
This robot is my first foray into micro controllers. Using an arduino, leds, sensors and servos his main body is reused bits and bobs. The head turns and can hide inside the body and the arms move. Depending on the settings he will act as a guard bot, sing songs or work as a ultrasonically controlled theremin. I learned a lot about machines and probably more importantly programming.
Sterling engine Number 1
Sterling engine number one. This is an engine that uses the expansion and contraction
of air to make it work, made from scrap and bits and pieces it manages to turn,
the fly wheel is a computer disk.