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  1. Thom
    October 15th, 2013

    This is amazing. What you have done is so cool. You are a role model for me, and I’m sure, for many others.

  2. Nyan cat
    October 19th, 2013

    Your work is fantastic .

  3. Nicholas Stavropoulos
    November 5th, 2013

    Dear Beatty-Robotics,

    First off, I want you to know that I really like the revamped and updated website – it looks great and is easy to navigate. Well done! I’m also very impressed with you and your family. We need more families like this in our country! Keep building, learning and growing – you are an inspiration to us all.


  4. Richard McDermott
    November 6th, 2013

    Awesome stuff. Do you need an apprentice?


  5. admin
    November 6th, 2013

    Thanks, Richard, Actually, we will be getting our first metal lathe soon, so we need someone to fly down from Michigan and teach us how to use it. 🙂

  6. Bob
    November 7th, 2013

    Beatty Robotics ROCKS!!! What you’ll have accomplished from a simple request to build a robots is inspirational. Thanks for sharing! :o)

  7. admin
    November 7th, 2013

    Thanks. We appreciate it.

  8. Bob S.
    November 12th, 2013

    WOW, as someone who has been doing electronics, amateur radio,and a career in telecom, and IT I’m totally impressed with your accomplishments. I started out building all kinds of radio-electronic kits when I was nine yars old and got a bit sad watching current generations of kids not participating in such things..But I saw your story on “Fox and Friends” and it did my heart good.Hats off to all of you for rolling up your sleeves and building an impressive robot!! And a special hats off to your parents! So many parents nowadays are either too busy or too overprotective as to not letting them use tools, soldering irons etc. You guys keep it up and spread the word..Learning can be lots of fun!!

  9. Julie Holtan
    November 13th, 2013

    I love the new website. Easy to navigate and informative. Camille and Genevieve, you are an inspiration to young women everywhere! Very impressive! I adore the led belt. I may attempt to construct one with my daughters! Way to go girls!

  10. Kevin
    December 24th, 2013

    Can you help me build one for my science fair project in school

  11. Sep
    January 28th, 2014

    I first heard of you guys at Sparkfun, and I’ve been following your projects ever since, I’m sure your kids have a bright future ahead, I wouldn’t be surprised if NASA gives you a call!

    Best of luck to both of you girls!

  12. admin
    January 28th, 2014

    Thank you, Sep. We appreciate it. 🙂

  13. JoeCha
    March 1st, 2014

    You guys are my heroes!

    I live in Asheville too 🙂 maybe one day I’ll visit you

    Best Regards my new friends

  14. John
    April 1st, 2014

    A fantastic site guys, and inspirational setup. Keep up the great work.

  15. kiran
    May 5th, 2014

    Dear intelligent friend very very god project & great work thank you.

  16. kiran
    May 5th, 2014

    Dear intelligent friend, Very very good project & great work. Thank you for sharing your work.

  17. George Sutton
    July 1st, 2014

    Camille and Genevieve:

    Congratulations on your recent invitation and attendance at the White House. It is an honor for you to have been invited, and we thank you for representing all of the hobbyist robotics enthusiasts.


  18. Ahmed Raza
    July 15th, 2014

    These postings are very informative. Mr. Beatty and Family, you do a great job.

  19. Ted
    September 21st, 2014

    I am impressed. What you have done is amazing. It is a great, fun way to keep kids of all ages interested in continuing learning. I wonder if you have considered hybrids of your robots (e.g. your security robot with your flying robots), or hybrids of your robots with other hobbies (such as rocketry). With your UAVs, have you looked at programming swarming behaviours, and the use of proximity sensors to avoid bumping into things? Imagine the fun of a paintball battle between a swarm of UAVs and a swarm of robot tanks. 😉 I know more than a few teenagers who would LOVE that. And, it would be quite the programming challenge, as I suppose the targetting system for ground based robots would be difficult enough, but that would be all the more challenging when the targetting is on a light, airborne platform. And, to make it all the more challenging, I’d work on programming the bots to take evasive action if they detect themselves as being targetted.

    I wonder what you think of the notion of having a swarm of your tiniest robots automagically forming a network to send data to a base station, with the purpose of being able to penetrate a debris field and send data to allow the base station which then constructs a 3D model of the structure of the debris (so engineers can more easily/safely design how they’d penetrate it – that would, I think, be priceless in search and rescue related to mine disasters/earthquakes).



  20. Graham Burgess
    October 18th, 2014

    Your workshop and work quality is fantastic. My congratulations to your team. I was looking very hard at your machine vices. Most vices (that I can afford)tend to be tightest at the bottom of the jaw thus allowing the possibility of shake. These appear to load to the top of the jaw pushing the jaw down on to its lands. Please correct me if I am wrong



  21. Camille
    October 18th, 2014

    Thank you, Graham. Vices are super important. We have all sorts of vises. One thing is certain. The normal bench top vises you can buy at a local store are junk for this kind of work. No good at all. You need a machinist vise. You can easily spend a lot of money for a good vise (like $500) and it’s worth it, but there are also really good vises that are much cheaper. For example, this is one of our favorites and it’s only $59.95:

  22. Graham Burgess
    November 2nd, 2014

    Have successfully added 3D printer head (home built) to my home built router using Mach3 and G540. Thought you may like to add another arrow to your bow to develop those amazing robots

  23. Pablo
    March 1st, 2015

    I’m interested in purchasing similar tools/machinery. I would estimate a minimum budget of $25,000?

  24. Bob Found
    July 20th, 2015

    Fantastic stuff! Saw your article in Oct 2014 Robot mag and because of the inspiration this gave me, I took out a subscription!
    Thanks for sharing all this. I’m going Back to Bots.

  25. Anthony Beatty
    October 21st, 2015

    Well, I guess it runs in the name. Just came across your website after running down a few rabbit holes. I’m an engineer in S. California with the same knack for tinkering and creativity. We got a whole slew of Beatty’s working as engineer on my side as well. Hope all is well and look forward to checking your website out some more. Maybe grab a few pointers!

  26. Hasan Maredia
    October 24th, 2015

    Good luck!! And thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge with us.

  27. Frank Goldfarb
    December 3rd, 2015

    Very cool stuff and sorry to hear about the fire, but at least everyone there is healthy.

    Time to start a new one, eh?

  28. Camille
    December 3rd, 2015

    Yes, thank goodness that all the members of the family escaped unharmed.

  29. Camille
    April 29th, 2016

    I don’t! I’m totally swamped. But it’s all good stuff. 🙂 Thank you for your message.

  30. Rafael
    September 19th, 2016

    Wonderful job. I am starting with robots and it really inspire me. In fact, since the moment I discover your web, I am planning to build my own mars explorer!!
    Please can you tell me which motors have you used in yours? I quite new in this world and I am having dificulties to select the components for my project

    Congratulations for your jobs and regards

  31. Camille
    September 20th, 2016

    We normally use the motors from Servocity and similar sites.

  32. Bruce Ganger
    February 25th, 2017

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I invite you to take a look at another inspiring young woman who is going to fly solo around the world this spring. Her goal is to bring attention to young girls and women around the world regarding careers in STEM-related education and careers. Go to to learn more. If you are interested in getting involved, I’m on the organizing Board and would be happy to make the introduction.

    Continued success to you both and all you inspire.

  33. David White
    July 6th, 2017

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed discovering your site. Really cool the way that you have engaged with robotics and have not let any perceived or real barriers get in your way. You’re awesome!

  34. louis
    August 1st, 2017


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