We’ve seen the flexible PCBs of electronics guru Carl Bugeja before – now here’s a semi-rigid PCB that folds up to become a robot rover. Carl has incorporated another of his trademarks, the PCB motor, into the design, with a motor and a driver for each wheel. Control comes from an ESP32, which enables the user to connect to a Sony PlayStation controller via Bluetooth.
True to form, Carl’s already working on the next version, ironing out the kinks that he discovered when he folded this up and tested it out. It’s already working as a proof of concept though: check out the video on his site to see just how workable a folding PCB really is.