Robot, Robobilby, metal / plastic / electronic components, designed and made at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 1995-1999
Robobilby has a plastic rectangular body made from a section of plumbing conduit. On each side are wheels powered by a stepping motor (salvaged from surplus 5 1/4 inch disc drives) situated inside the body. A circuit board sits on the top of the unit with a serial port connecting it to a PC and five ports for the motors and the sensory array. The front of the unit features two extensions and a cross bar on which the three sensors sit.