My Hamster Powered Walker is in the new National Geographic Kids; 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets! Glad to see my nieces Gracie and Daisy got quoted! You can get a copy from Amazon
Princess the Hamster Robot Pilot
Dixon, California, U.S.A.
Who puts the “ham” in “ham-bot?” Princess the hamster! When animator and robot-maker I-Wei Huang engineered a machine to be powered by a hamster, he asked his nieces Gracie and Daisy Ballance if their pint-sized pet could serve as a test pilot. “Our uncle made this crazy hamster-ball walking thing,” says Gracie. Turns out Princess was the perfect furball to power it up. “She got in the ball and ran super-fast,” says Daisy. Princess was a pro right from the start, super-charging the robotic walker with every paw-pounding plastic twirl. Go, Princess, go! At one point, she ran so fast, she almost powered the robot right off the table.
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