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Hack a Hexbug Spider into an Autonomous Robot

The tiny robots from the Hexbug company are great little toys; this hack turns the basic Spider model into an autonomous robot.

The stock Spider model requires remote control interaction from the user. This upgrade, using an aftermarket controller from EMGRobotics, allows the Spider to navigate on its own. Hit up the link below for the full build guide.

Hacking the Hexbug(TM) Spider with the EMGRobotics Spider Hack Kit [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/13/12

Comments (2)

  1. Sam

    “Like herding cats” <- lol-ed

  2. conrad

    really neat! i love stuff like this. oh, reminds me of gene simmons’ spiders that attacked tom selleck in that movie…..

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