The BEAM Bestiary is a BEAM
They sit and do something
interesting, and the bot moves all or part of its "body"
around in some way
Squirmers are desk-bound robots that move all or part of
their bodies around for your entertainment. I've divided
Squirmers into 4 sub-categories:
Magbots -- these
use electromagnetic fields to move themselves around
(this can also include critters that use multimeter
movements to move wings).
Flagwavers -- these
use a motor to spin a flag or a selection of pictures
Squirmers that don't cleanly fit into one of the other
For more information...
Don't forget to check out Bill Bigge's Electric
Pets, as well as Ian Bernstein's various