Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

Makeblock – Mechanical prototyping platform

Monday, December 17th, 2012

[embed][/embed] We met the Makerblock team during our Shenzhen Maker Faire visit earlier this year. They let us know that their system is close to being finalized. It's a mechanical prototyping platform designed to make it easy to assemble robots, linear actuators, and other mechanical devices. Now, we improved a...

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Arduino Robot shield

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

[embed][/embed] This is an Arduino shield intended for robotics prototyping. It features a DC/DC power supply, a sonar obstacle sensor, and a IR remote control receiver. The idea behind this post is to bring together some robot designs and trasform them in a new device with new hardware and standard...

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RoboBrrd Brain board v2 gEDA design time-lapse video

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Watch Erin design RoboBrrd's Brain board v2 in gEDA from start to finish. RoboBrrd is an interactive robot designed to motivate students by responding to their achievements through chirps and dances. The original brain of the RoboBrrd was an Arduino MEGA, but the latest version will feature a custom...

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Remote controlled balancing robot using mbed MCU

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Kristian Lauszus updates us on this remote controllable balancing robot project. In development of this project, Kristian created the PS3 Bluetooth Library both for Arduino and the FEZ Devices. However, not content with the performance of the FEZ, an mbed microcontroller, which is an ARM Cortex-M3 running 96MHz, has been...

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Microsoft Robotics @Home contest

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Microsoft is sponsoring a robotics design contest known as Robotics @Home. They write:Here’s your chance to show us what you’ve got. Describe that cool idea to us in a PPT, PDF or Word Doc and submit it. If your concept is picked, you could be one of 10 finalists to...

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RobotShop microcontroller Instructables contest

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

RobotShop has announced a contest for creative microcontroller projects posted on Instructables. To enter the contest you simply have to create a new photo, video, or step by step Instructable which incorporates a microcontroller and share your code. Whether your project is simple or complex, a video demonstrating it in...

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Open source perception manager

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Cellbots is a collection of hobbyists who want to free your cell phone from your pocket and let it connect and move with the real word by integrating it with a robot. Now Anthony Francis, a member of Google’s Cloud Robotics team and a volunteer at, has been given...

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CMU robotics academy materials

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has a number of free online materials from their Robotics Academy. The programs, designed to spark interest in robotics among younger students, are known as FIRE, for Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration. The program's mission is to "use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students...

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The MAKE Volume 27 Robot Contest!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Tinkering with a cool robotics project? Then polish off your creation and submit it to the MAKE Robot Contest! In preparation for Volume 27 (the Robot issue) MAKE is holding a contest for robot enthusiasts to see who can build the "most entertaining" robot. The rules are: 1. Come up...

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Robotic toy car controlled via cellphone

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Electronicseverywhere demos a project using a cellphone interfaced via an MT8870 DTMF decoder with an Atmega16 to operate servos controlling a robotic car.

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