Boxbot gets power from windshield wiper motors and jump-start battery

Some robots are cool and some are creepy. I prefer my robots to look like a robot not like a person personally. I've never built my own robot, but I think it might not be too hard to build the Boxbox.

The geek behind the creation made the body of Boxbot out of MDF lumber and uses a windshield wiper motor to power the wheels. The lumber and motors combined cost about $30.

The wiper motors get their juice from one of those plug in car batteries you use to get a jump start if your car battery goes dead. The maker of the robot says that any 12V power supply will work as long as it can handle five amps. The bot will use an Android handset for voice command control.