We’re quite fond of the name Jason Huggins chose for his 5/16 inch Gridbeam. Bitbeam is great for building smaller items like toys, robots, and models. Jason’s used it to create a robot which can operate touchscreen devices:
Yes, this robot was designed to play video games on mobile devices. Why not, right? It uses a Delta robot design – known to be one of the fastest robot arm designs out there. Deltas are often used in manufacturing to place products in packages. But they’re also great for playing video games!
Who will be the first to make a giant version with 1½ inch Gridbeam? You can buy a Bitbeambot kit from Jason right now, through “Etsy for electronics” website: Tindie. You can also watch Jason make a batch of Bitbeam with a laser cutter!
If you’d like to make your own Bitbeam, source code and CAD files are available here.