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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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