Last Updated Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Solar life

Designed by Brian Fields.

BEAM- beam is an acronym for:
Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics.

†††††††††††† This site is dedicated to showing you the Creations that I have created.† I find beam to be a great way to spend free time (which is coming more and more rare). I would highly recommend that any who are interest in robotics pick this up as a hobby. All it takes is a little research and patientsóThen you got it.

†††††††††††††††† Beam robots are incredibly adaptive to there environment. The surprising thing is that they donít use any microprocessors. Thatís the beauty of BEAM Robotics, there cheap, building them is relatively easy, and they are amazing to watch. Once you get a colony of them, they are like watching a fish tankóthe interactions are endless!

†††††††††††††††† Word of advice to beginners, skill in soldering and knowledge of some circuitry is highly recommended. Plus donít get upset when your first robots doesn't work (mine didnít).

Cautions-Soldering Irons are hot as I found out the hard way! (Look at your soldering iron before you grab it, that way you donít grab the wrong endóOUCH!)


Welcome to my Beam page!

Mark Tilden's Beam Ant 6.3


If you have any questions or comments please feel free to Email me, and Iíll get back to you as soon as possible.

Mark Tildenís Turbot 2.0 Going for a kill!






A new Turbot is born! It would have been a robot I would have entered in my contest if I could. Check Mini out


The Results are in and the winner has been chosen. Check it out!

Friday, December 30, 2005


Concerning the contest the final judging is not done (my apologies). I have yet to get all the results in. It has taken much longer then I thought it would. And now Iím going on vacation in the mountains for Christmas. There is no internet so I wonít be able to post the results if I get them. I get back on the 27th of December. When I get back I will be able to post the results and ship all the prizes. Sorry for the delay, wonít happen for the next contest. Well MERRY CHRISTMAS. Hope you all enjoy this great time of year!

Thursday, December 22, 2005


The contest is finally over and all of the contestants have submitted their robot. The judging will begin in the nest few days so stay tuned to see which robot takes first!

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Yet again I moved the contest deadline to the 10th of December for the last of the entries (but this is the last time that I will do it-unless you pay me large sums of money) so you get three extra days to finish up then the judging will begin.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I finally managed to get up my two solar walker on here. Theyíre part of a solar series of solar walkers that Iím making. These two are SW1 and SW1.2.My contest is almost at its end, if you have any last entries nowís the time to enter them!

Monday, December 05, 2005


Itís been a while since I have been on my site and well I have good news the contest is nearing itís close and people have entered you should check it out. Also I changed the end of the contest till December 7th(late entries ).I have 2 solar walkers that will be going up very shortly. Also my email has changed to Thursday, December 01, 2005


A Lot of new today! I am Holding a contest and Solarbotics is sponsoring it. Some real great prizes are waiting to be won. For rules please check it on the Micro Robot Contest page. Also a new symet has been created named Quad.

Friday, September 09, 2005


BBPH has been rebuilt. Not as glamorous but it works.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


A new robot has been born. A Turmet named Giga

Thursday, September 01, 2005


BBPH died today. He is currently getting remade with a larger capacitor and a bigger gear motor. Also a new creation of mine is coming to life. I'm very proud of this new creation. Itís a off-road beam ant. Its still in the works but is coming along nicely.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


I finally am able to work on this website and I am almost done with it. Friday, August 12, 2005