SparkFun will be closing early at 3:30 Friday 5/27 and remain closed Monday for Memorial Day (5/30). Orders placed after 2pm MT on Friday (5/27) will process and ship out on Tuesday (5/31).
Check out RoboPlow - the 50-inch snow blade equipped plowing machine!
This winter (I know, technically not winter until tomorrow) has been a strange one thus-far here in Colorado. We've had more 60+ degree (F) days since Halloween than any year I can remember, and I've lived in Colorado my whole life (all 25 years of it). Fortunately for the skiing/snowboarding community, the mountains are getting hammered with snow. But I digress.
This project is one that, in a typical year, would be awesome to own in Colorado - or any other snowy region. Meet RoboPlow - a six-wheel drive, remote-controlled, camera-equipped, snow beast of a plow. It doesn't quite, as we say in the business, plow-to-pavement, but it does an admirable job and remarkably doesn't seem to get stuck at all while plowing what appears to be a decent amount of snow. It's all controlled remotely from a computer, meaning you can stay inside, keep warm, and drink
whiskey hot cocoa while clearing off your driveway.