Vex bottle opener

I was browsing the giz and saw this:

Kinda cool.


That robot looks really familiar, especially if you click through the link on that page to TechEBlog…

Yeah, we took the IR receiver chip from this year’s first FIRST hint and put it to very good use. We hooked it up to a VEX robot in such a way that you could, without changing remotes, be watching the football game, then drive the robot over, pick up a beer, drive it back, and give it to you. I’ve never spent so much effort on being lazy, but I think it’ll be a big seller.