March 31

Tower Defense Bot: A Ball-Launching Guardian

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State Of The Art Defense

Leave the guard dog inside because this guy is on the forefront of meeting all of your surveillance and defensive needs.  Kids will have a blast with this high-powered, ball-launching robot that can take down the baddies before they get to close.

Another cool ability is that it can spin on a dime to give 360° of protection.  The Ultrasonic Sensor up front can spot anything that moves and then launch into a program that will flash a warning light before launching a ball.

How does it work?

Three motors work together to keep the Tower Defense Bot running smoothly. The lowest motor on the tower works to rotate the base. This keeps the bot on a swivel and guards us against sneak attacks. The middle motor raises and lowers the ball launcher. Intruders beware! When that launcher is raised, you better stand clear or face the tower’s wrath. The top motor powers the mechanism that fires the ball launcher and teams up with the Ultrasonic Sensor in a really cool way: If the Ultrasonic Sensor detects an enemy coming in close, it triggers the top motor to fire!

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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