• Year:
    2008
  • Dimensions:
    45" x 16" x 14"
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Blink

A while back I found these cool old display tubes (known as “nixie tubes”) that show scientific symbols.  I finally got around to building a little robot that uses the “volts” and “ohms” symbols as though they were different stages of eyes during a “blink”.  Hence his name.  There is a home made cam mechanism in his head that causes them to switch back and forth.

Materials:
Floor polisher, vacuum cleaner parts, baseball bats, fence caps, ski bindings, wooden gear, LEDs, nixie tubes, motor, golf caddy cart parts, circuit board.