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Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math (STEM / STEAM) curriculum is gaining momentum in K-12 education. It's exciting to see so many new makers and … Read more
CIRKO was originally conceptualized as a shiny aluminum and brass trimmed robot... but with the popularity of 3D printing, iridescent green plastic seems to do … Read more
Robots can be made out of anything... can't they? Mopsey is a friendly bot' made from craft fur and a few electronics - designed for simple interaction. Very … Read more
ModULO is a robotic action figure that features an animated eye (LED matrix) and heartbeat indicator - running on an Adafruit Trinket. Field tests (Maker Faire NYC … Read more
First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more
gyro wheel toy plays itself
New video using smoothing routine(linear) and my bicycle speedometer reed switch. Using the smoothing routine only on the downstroke. Much smoother operation … Read more
Challenge Complete, 6 Entries! Great job everyone! Judging will commence and winners will be announced tomorrow.     Time for a new challenge! This time around, … Read more
I thought it was time to tell a little about the application I'm working on these days. Though very far from finished, it's starting to look like something bit by … Read more
Its LARPing Laser Tag melee madness. Annihilate your friends!
For the past few months I've been working all hours in my lair building this game. If I haven't been around much, this is the why. I just launched this project on … Read more
It communicates with human, responds to sound, used for security monitoring from anywhere.
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
Navigate under remote control or automomously.
Prompted by Bajdi's and Mikronaut's hexapod builds, I decided to purchase one of the many inexpensive hexapod kits. Apparently I was one of the fortunate ones and … Read more
BuoyBot is my submition for the Single Motor Robot Challenge.     General Structure: Read more
Update 20-09-2014 I've finally finished stuffing all the electronics into a compact space so it isn't a big mess of wires...kind of like a small,fat  R2D2 :D As … Read more

RG2

New Video 8-24-14      RG2 combines several ideas i have been thinking about for a few years.      With one CR Servo it can go forward or turn left or right. … Read more

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First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more

Robot Class

I am in the process of submitting a course proposal for an adult evening education program that would introduce people to robotics. One of the entries that I must fill in deals with expected material costs. I would appreciate feedback on what would be appropiate expenses and whether the school should include the costs as part of the registration or if the student should buy the components as needed. I am in favor of having an option not to build.

On a similar note, would it be better to first offer a course in "C" programming geared to a possible robotics controller board?

Extra Hardware Needed for Larger Hexapod

About a month ago I purchased hexapod kit off ebay.

Aluminium-Hexapod-Spider-Six-3DOF-Legs-Robot-Frame-Kit-for-Arduino

Yesterday as a break from program my Mini Hexapod, I started putting together this larger one.

I thought it was time to tell a little about the application I'm working on these days. Though very far from finished, it's starting to look like something bit by … Read more