Hello, Botbait!

Introducing my latest robot to the world, a tentacle mechanism animatronic!

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This robot is a great way to dive into the world of animatronic tentacle mechanisms and explore different ways of interacting with a robotic creature.

Also known as Botbait, this robot moves organically, lights up charismatically, and enjoys interacting with you.

Watch this video to see it in action:

It is available as a kit, a kit including electronics, and customised & assembled.

Building your own Botbait is a fun way to start getting interested in tentacle mechanisms while building a cool robot.

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If you are interested in the ‘making of’, I went all-out with this robot’s documentation and created an in-depth video about the tentacle mechanism. It’s 17 minutes long, covering the design, building, electronics, programming, behaviour, and lessons learned.

Watch video on YouTube

There is more information at robobrrd.com/tentacle, go check it out, and learn how to make your own Botbait!

GO BOTBAIT!