Rap Chop

I don’t know why I have such a fascination with infomercial personalities. I’m so disgusted that I mostly find them funny now days. What’s even better is when someone takes the time to create a great spoof of the infomercial. Like the one below, I mean that took not only a little creative thinking, but a bit of talent and dedication as well. How could you not appreciate this?

A-Pod: Ant Inspired Hexapod Bobot

This is just begging for a nice commercial jingle.

A-Pod is an ant inspired hexapod robot with a 2 DOF abdomen (tail), a 3 DOF head with large mandibles. 6 legs with 3 DOF each. Total 25 servos. This video demonstrates body movement and mandible control. I still have to do some mechanical improvements to the legs (therefore little walking). The robot are remotely controlled with a custom 2,4 GHz RC transmitter.

Here is a link that documents the build