Teenage Telepresense - May 2002

Sometime in early high-school I got the itch to make a robot. I didn’t quite know what that meant then, but the thing that came out of this desire was a sort of telepresense robot.

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The car streamed (analog!) video signal over radio. It had a pair of servos which could point the camera and help it to maneuver over complex terrain and chase neighborhood dogs. These days this might be labeled as a “drone”, but at the time, we were just trying to play.