Using the Arduino platform, a lot of servos and an incredible variety of objects, Gabriella Levine has made a robotic water snake. Although this sounds rather far-fetched, it really works. The servos are controlled using her custom library to replicate the motion of a real snake, causing a degree of propulsion and steering. To protect against moisture the servos have been modified, and a variety of greases and sealants are used to keep it dry inside the tube. The snake is a work of art and really works well, for example:
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The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects!