Latest in Acer

Image credit:

Arduino-armed Acer Aspire One and wheels tools around, shoots video

Laura June
12.01.08
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


Something about this Acer Aspire One with wheels just looks so... right. After suiting up the laptop with a tiny motor, some "crazy" wheels and an Arduino Diecimila, the crafty DIY-er wrote a bit of code that commands the unit to perform simple movements like turn left, turn right, move forward, and pause, while transmitting some breathtaking video of its travels back to a different computer via WiFi. The unit doesn't do reverse yet, nor can it pop wheelies -- after all, it's no Rovio -- though the wishlist of possible improvements is fairly uh... impressive. Check the video (not the Acer-transmitted one) after the break, though we have to give you fair warning: the robot steamrolls a cat near the end.



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro has a 'quad-camera' and a vegan leather option

Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro has a 'quad-camera' and a vegan leather option

View
Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

View
How do kids (and adults) like Nintendo’s Labo VR kit?

How do kids (and adults) like Nintendo’s Labo VR kit?

View
Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr