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I am now working as a graduate Power Engineer designing LV networks!

2:1 Beng (hons)

I graduated from The University of Liverpool in 2007


PCB's have been added for the mini-sumo, symet and Bicore walker robots


Resources links:

BEAM Wiki - A growing compilation of all resources
Solarbotics - The best BEAM resources
Totalrobots - UK based suppliers
eBeamUK - UK based suppliers of great BEAM products
SheekGeek - BEAM and educational kit suppliers
Yahoo BEAM - BEAM community
Solarbotics.net - Community pages

Fellow BEAMers links:

Solarbotics.net - Community pages
JWGoerlich's site - A fellow BEAMer who has made some great robots. Also some great Solar Engine tests!
Harold's BEAM bots - An Excellent site with some amazing robots
Mini Sumo - All the sumo info you could need

Welcome to my Site, TomboT - and the home of Liverpool Universities BEAM robotics

My name is Tom Elner, I am a graduate of The University of Liverpool with a 2:1 BEng (hons) in Computer and Robotics systems . I am very passionate about building robots and have inspired my colleagues to do the same. I am currently employed as a graduate Power Engineer with British Power International, where I design LV networks.

Myself and some friends have demonstrated to the University how simple robots can be built which provide an excellent learning platform, and as a result the University have changed the way they utilise their Year 1 lab sessions to include our robots.
From now on the year 1's start by building a simple Symet robot in their first lab session, they then move on to build a line following obstacle avoiding robot, this can take the form of a BEAM robot or a micro-processor controlled robot.

My year 2 university project, for which I won a best project of the year award for, was a light seeking walking hexapod robot, Queen Ant. Queen Ant walks and seeks light without the use of a single micro-processor, not a single line of human programming has been used, yet the 6 legs walk perfectly. My final year project for which I achieved a first class grade, was another hexapod, this one is a human heat seeking hexapod robot, R.A.D.A.R.

With this site I hope to inspire others to build BEAM robots, and offer a general reference point for anyone interested in them. Please feel free to ask questions via e-mail or in the forum. If you have been looking for natural weight loss products, there are many good options that are available in most countries and you can use them to achieve your weight loss goal without having to spend too much or changing your lifestyle drastically.

On this site you will find:
  • Year Ones: Any problems with your projects, or need help with robot ideas? Let us know in the forum
  • BEAM robot circuits - a comprehensive list of circuits including solar engines, and full robot circuits
  • My BEAM robots - walking robots, solar powered photopopper, sumobots, solar racers, headbots and more
  • University of Liverpool BEAM robot information
  • BEAM robot Tutorials and robot building tips
  • Javascript programs - including a handy resistor calculator, binary hexidecimal and denary converters, and Mastermind game
  • C - programming examples - also including a resistor calculator, hex converter, matrix program, and misc uni projects
  • Forum - chat about anything, ask questions about robots, seek help with uni work, tell jokes!

A few of my BEAM robots

My Robots:

Robots being developed: