ScorchAs roboticist Jeff Clayton explains "Robotics lets you flex the intellect muscle while allowing you to be as creative as you can be." There are guilds and groups dedicated to hobby robotics, where beginners can learn and hobbyists test their robots against each other. All in all, robotics looks like a fairly easy hobby to get into. Here is a look at hobby robotics to get your creativity flowing.
Jeff Clayton's Scorch is built on a Tyco scorcher base. Scorch uses sonar and infra-red ranging.
Photo credit: Jeff Clayton
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