Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Roach Inside

Roach Inside

Now this is funny. Garnet Hertz has invented a car for cockroaches.

Can an Roach Indy 500 be far off?

"The cockroach is placed on top of a modified trackball - a computer-mouse-type device - that is hooked up to some electronics. The cockroach is held gently in place above the ball so that when the cockroach moves it makes the ball spin: a little bit like a two-dimensional treadmill. The electronics (optical encoders) within the trackball send out small electrical pulses to some electronics that make the motors move in a similar direction to where the cockroach is moving on the ball."

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