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15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius by Simon Monk

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CHAPTER 14Light-Seeking Microbot

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SOMETIMES THE EVIL GENIUS GROWS tired of the company of his minions and needs something more stimulating and intelligent. At these times, he turns his attention to a little electronic companion: “Snailbot.”

As you can see, when compared to a AA battery (as shown in Figure 14-1), this robot is very small.

This tiny snail will slither towards a flashlight held in front of it—this in contrast to minions who will generally just freeze in terror when a light is shone in their eyes.

The project uses a small number of components and is simple to construct. It employs the recycled electric motors from disposable toothbrushes ...

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