"SpiDuino" because of course it's Arduino for brains, and if you watch the end of the video it tries to climb up the wall. Gets about to 90 degrees, too. This is a variation on the "Start Here" robot that this site is famous for. Essentially I wanted to test the base and the SN754410, which I was having trouble with and noted in this node. Obviously I got it going, but special thanks to ChrisTheCarpenter and Kyle (birdmun) for their guidance. (Incidentally, who knows why it worked this time and it wouldn't on the bench. My guess is that the robot gods just saw fit to smile on my efforts today. That or the motors were just better.)
Everything is modular here. I can pull the "brains" off and drop them right back on with the pull of four breadboard wires. All the parts of this robot are slated for dismantle and most of it will be re-integrated into a "server" unit which will use PIR sensors to locate moving objects, approach that motion and offer the object a drink or a snack before going off on its merry way (should be good for parties-both for serving functions and for entertainment, like when it tawdles up to an oscillating fan and says "Would you like a soda? I have Yellow, brown and diet brown.") I'll probably end up upending a dustbin and attaching it to the base to get it to a useful height without a lot of extra weight.