We’ve been working with Truck Gallery to fill a window in the Epcor Centre with scribblebots. At January’s Adult Night we collaborated with visitors to built the bots.
Unfortunately I never really thought the project through until after they were built. These bots had to sit in a gallery window for 45 days and their batteries worked for 4 hours maximum and their markers drained every day.
To meet the power requirements I worked with Jeremie at Solarbotics who modded a solar panel kit they had to be able to power the bots. After much soldering and a lot of gluing (I had to make some modifications to the original bots to allow for markers and batteries to be changed) a pretty rad drawing is emerging from all that scribbling.
The closing reception is on Thursday. We’ll be making more bots and showing the timelapse video of the emergence of the bots’ drawing.