Beer2D2 sing and dance with them
has been beyond heartwarming for
At one of the trips to
RoboGames, Beer2D2 and several
of the robots from the Home
Brewed Robotics Club did a parade.
There must have been 20 children
marching along with the various
robots. That was a magical
impromptu moment for all of us.
Another one of my other
favorite things to do is have
Beer2D2 drive around the booths at
Maker Faires on Sunday night and
see if we can get the incredibly tired
folks that have manned those
booths to smile after their epic
ordeal of talking and demoing their
own passions to thousands of
humans. Beer2D2 almost always
One should always give back to
the makers, is Beer2D2’s way of
thinking since they often inspire and
teach us so much. When in doubt,
always thank the makers!
To our surprise, Beer2D2 was actually awarded the
Editor’s Choice award at the 2013 Faire. He got a blue
ribbon. That's not bad for a previous random pile of
Obtainium and a bit of science,
robotics, new/used electronics, and
The Poor Little Guy
Eventually Died. But
He was Fixable.
In 2014, Beer2D2 really died
and was completely unusable. After
a bit of difficult surgery, wire
cutting, soldering, and adding wire
extensions, I was able to rebuild,
buy new parts, and replace/build
his current six failing battery packs
that would no longer take a charge.
Beer2D2 performed well again
at RoboGames 2015. With a bit of
maintenance, he should be ready
for his fifth trip to Maker Faire
2015. Of course, I still cut my hands
reaching into his tin can when fixing
My human friend, Camp Peavy
is right. You can make a robotic friend out of anything.
Invent, Re-purpose, Recycle. It's good for you and it's
good for the kids, too. SV
More Beer2D2 surgery.
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