Hit and Run Alarm Bot
Mr. Wake, an alarm bot of
Probably the most annoying robotic gadget to emerge
this month is Mr. Wake, designed to jolt you out of sweet
slumber and then run away before you can clobber him with
a shoe. Fortunately, Wake isn’t commercially available and, in fact, is still in the
development stage as of this writing, being an entry in a letsmakerobots.com contest.
Its inventor, Vadim Ryazanov, a
resident of Baku, Azerbaijan,
says you can build your own by
investing about $80 and 16
hours of labor.
Details are sketchy, but the
900g bot employs two geared
motors under the control of a
and is driven by four AA cells.
Updated info and videos should
be available on the website by
the time you read this. SV
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