[Silas] is a student at Olin College and came up with a platform using the singularity drive system in his spare time.
We covered a LEGO build of a singularity drive earlier this month. Instead of wheels, treads or legs, this drive system has a hemisphere spinning along its vertical axis. Interestingly, the robot does not change the speed or direction of its drive motor at all. IEEE is now calling this drive system a “singularity drive,” because math.
What makes [Silas]’ build really neat is that the entire platform was fabricated on a 3D printer. Unlike the previous singularity platform, We’re hoping he puts his design up on the web; a triple-singluarity drive platform inspired by a Kiwi robot would be very cool. Not as face-meltingly awesome as one you can ride in, but still very cool.
Check out the video below for [Silas]’ demo of the build.