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Make: 3D Printing Projects by Caleb Cotter, Steven Bolin, Nick Ernst, Brian Roe, John Baichtal, John Edgar Park, Rick Winscot, James Floyd Kelly, Brook Drumm

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Chapter 8. Skycam

by Brook Drumm

Building a robot from scratch has been a dream of mine since I was very young. There are so many robot projects and kits out there, I have no excuses. In fact, I have a few robot kits sitting in boxes in my garage right now. I just couldn’t get excited about a line following robot or a simple tank. I even have the latest Lego EV3 gear, but have only played with it once. I just like doing things differently and attacking problems from a fresh perspective.

Skycam is a little robot that travels on a rope or string, can turn corners, and even has a little camera with a pan and tilt. 1 The whole thing can be remote-controlled from your phone or ...

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