Thursday, April 15, 2010

Homemade Robot

I submit for your inspection....

This "charity" supporter called JustGivingTV claims this person built this robot almost entirely out of parts found in a TV set.  Now I normally try to be positive in all my posts, but in this one something smells fishy, especially since there are donations and money involved.

I have never taken a TV apart, but I know basically how one works.  Here is how describes it.  To me, the statement of "I made this robot out of TV parts" is equivalent to saying "I made this hovercraft out of an iPod."

The question is.....Huh??

Your thoughts, please.


  1. It looks like a Tomy i-sobot covered in cardboard.

  2. Tv doesn't contain motors, it's a hoax!

  3. Here is another blog that is skeptical as well.

    They go on to say stuff about the boards not being programmable and some other stuff too.

    The big kicker that did it for me was the fact that he covered it all up with paper and tape. All (or nearly all) homemade robots usually have all the components exposed. That's the way we show off our work.

    Not to mention how smooth the thing walks.