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.

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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.

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