Sparky and Marque

Sparky and Marque

Make: Magazine has assembled a terrific profile of the Sparky project in anticipation of Maker Faire Bay Area 2009.  Read it Here.

The folks at Make are a great bunch.  They publish an essential how-to magazine and host the ultimate DIY science and art fairs all over the world.   They have always been supportive of Sparky.  Thanks Make!

sparky_makeThanks MAKE!

One of the best resources for all things DIY, MAKE Magazine, just published a story I wrote about Sparky, the Autonomous Telepresence Robot project that I’ve been working on since the early 90’s.  

The project has come along way since those early days, transforming from a crude assemblage of found parts and junk into a robust, web-based, mobile telepresence platform that uses cutting edge technology to function almost anywhere. 

There are free instructions and software available at, so you can build your own Sparky robot using stuff you probably already have.

Click the widget below to read the whole story.

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Volume 16
Programer John Celenza performs as Sparky, the web-enabled telepresence robot

Gomi Style has posted instructions on how to build your own web-enabled telepresence robot, including custom software that is free to modify.  

Click here for the complete Sparky Guide to Web-Based Mobile Video Chat