Botmag builds a BRAT

Chris Davies - Oct 23, 2006

When I was younger… okay, no, scratch that – it was yesterday, I was driving home from work and got cut up a hell of a lot by other wretched motorists.  What I really wanted was a massive Mech Warrior that I could crush their puny brains with underneath its gigantic feet.  Now giant Mech Warriors are gosh darned difficult to come by, but the $300 BRAT kit is a whole lot easier. 

Botmag have done a great big lovely review of the BRAT kit – a bipedal starter-set – that comes with everything from individually wrapped servos, anodised chassis and requisite screws and bearings, to a software option that lets you program each limb individually.  BRAT can be added to with sensor arrays, arms, even circuit-boards that give it autonomy.

BRAT software programming interface

Sadly my robotics skills would probably require an even more basic “basic” set, but for all you enthusiasts out there who are less cack-handed than I am, take a good look at the BRAT.

BRAT components 

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