The really big Big Trak
If you want to admit your age we’ll have a show of hands as to who remembers Big Trak ?!
I vaguely remember my brother getting far too excited about a programmable electric vehicle that sort of resembled a tank in the early 80s. Big Trak could remember up to 16 commands (executed in sequence) plus you can add on a trailer (in a matching colour scheme!). So all in all a pretty cool toy for the time. And then this weekend I saw this…..
This mega Big Trak was designed and built by a group of local coders and engineers, realising over a pint once that the first thing they ever coded was a Big Trak, so they set out to build a man size, drive-able version. It’s controllable either by a sit in driver or by remote control or by uploading commands to an on board raspberry pie or via a QR code generated on an iphone app.
We should all probably discuss more things over pints.