Spring is already rearing its head for makers in the northern hemisphere and their soldering irons are ready to go. Today’s project comes to us from a developer named Kevin McAleer who is using a Raspberry Pi RP2040 powered board; Servo 2040, to power this custom rabbit-shaped robot known as Bugs the Robo-Bunny.
McAleer is no stranger to homemade microelectronics projects, in fact; he has a whole website and channel dedicated to showing off his builds; how to make them, and where to find more makers like him in the community. He builds everything from scratch when possible; using Fusion 360 for digital designs and a 3D printer to bring those designs to fruition for his projects.
According to McAleer, Bugs the Robo-Bunny relies on many components used to create a previous robotic pal called PicoCat version 2 which was based on another robotic cat named OpenCat. Today’s project, the Robo-Bunny, is built around the RP2040 microprocessor found inside Pimoroni’s new Servo 2040 board.Image 1 of 2