Impressive robots are basically everyday fare around here, but we're always excited to see some DIY modding action like the above. This guy, called the TapeScape Audio robot, turns an everyday, old-timey boombox (remember those?) into a truck-like robot that's pretty charming. Needing almost no parts outside of the innards of the boombox plus two servos, this rolling rover's got a tape head mounted to it that is continually dragged over the audio tape, causing the truck to make little sounds as it goes along. There's a video of the peppy dude in action after the break, and hit the read link for full instructions if you just have to construct one of your own.

[Via Make]


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TapeScape robot borrows a page from Soundwave's audiobook