Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Two cool Christmas presents

Christmas has always been a special time for me, and now it's also special for the kids too.
This year my sister generously bought me a new car…
Super Grover in his convertible car
Pretty neat huh?
Carson got given this electronic robot.
Electronic robot
It came as a kit, which meant I had to pull out my trusty old soldering iron and solder all the components onto the PCB then assembly all the gearbox bits. I seem to recall my success rate for soldering electronic kits wasn't very good, but I'm pleased to report I managed to get this one working first time. Probably a good thing as I would have no idea how to fix it if it hadn't worked!
When you turn it on, it runs around the floor, and changes direction when the IR sensors detect an object in the way.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

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