How To Build A Robo-Deer To Catch Poachers

It's a trap!

Robo Deer
Robo Deer Courtesy Jim Smentowski

The Robot MarketPlace, an electronics shop based in Florida, gets a lot of strange requests, but this was their wackiest to date:

Jim Smentowski, owner of The Robot MarketPlace, told us how they made it happen.

The bionic Bambi was so convincing it took multiple bullets, eventually requiring replacement parts.

This article was originally published in the January 2015 issue of Popular Science.