self-described ‘hyperactive youtuber and creator’, ivan miranda has built a robot with the ability to transform the sands of a beach into a giant notepad. the robot acts like a printer, engraving messages as it rolls over soft surfaces.

 

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miranda has designed the robot with a notch that drops down to make a series of dashes dictated by preprogrammed messages. the notch is attached to a system of links that move up and down between the two sets of wheels.

this engineer built a robot to turn a beach into giant notepad

 

 

based in northern spain, miranda who is fascinated by electronics, woodworking and digital fabrication, makes a project every week. he has an impressive collection of projects, including a hovercraft, 3D-printed robots, and even a tank. to see the rest of his portfolio on action see the designer’s youtube channel.

this engineer built a robot to turn a beach into giant notepad

this engineer built a robot to turn a beach into giant notepad

this engineer built a robot to turn a beach into giant notepad

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