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Image Home

Image BEAM family tree

Image Sitter

* Squirmer

*Image Magbot

*Image Flagwaver

*Image Head

*Image Misc.

Image Slider

Image Crawler

Image Jumper

Image Roller

Image Walker

Image Swimmer

Image Flier

Image Climber


The BEAM Bestiary is a BEAM Reference Library site.

They sit and do something interesting, and the bot moves all or part of its "body" around in some way

Squirmers are desk-bound robots that move all or part of their bodies around for your entertainment. I've divided Squirmers into 4 sub-categories:

Magbots -- these use electromagnetic fields to move themselves around (this can also include critters that use multimeter movements to move wings).

Flagwavers -- these use a motor to spin a flag or a selection of pictures around periodically


Misc. -- Squirmers that don't cleanly fit into one of the other three sub-categories.

For more information...

Don't forget to check out Bill Bigge's Electric Pets, as well as Ian Bernstein's various BEAM bugs.

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