Bousey is a junkbot hack using a analog computer mouse that is tuned into a light seeking bunny robot. Bousey's outer shell is a prototyped 3D model printed out of FDM. Bousey resembles a baby bunny on the out side while internally designed and engineered to house the circuitry.
Making the prototypes
A combination of Alias and Solid Works was used to complete the final rendering before sending it to print.
Bouceys being prototyped out of FDM on the 3d printer.
This schematic details two other variations in the circuits capacitors (22µf and 44µf). Each Boucey was built with different capacitors for a variation in behavior. Altering the capacitance allows the Boucey's to reverse direction for a unique duration of time when they bump into obstacles.
boucey on the bread board.
Construction problems The original schematic I was working from had a few mistakes, the most evident one had to do with grounding the Leds and light sensors, this caused some hard ship in having to rewire the circuits. The second problem I encountered in assembling the model was securing the motors and finding the right balance between placement and weight distribution. I also experimented with a range of wheel types, the most successful solution was a set of lazier cut 1/8 in birch plywood with a sticky foam pad used for traction. this solution worked best due to the precision and fit with the motors axle.