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Barbie’s latest career path is robotics engineering

June 26th, 2018 No comments

From: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/26/mattel-barbie-robotics-engineer/

Earlier this year, Mattel announced that it was partnering with Tynker to bring Barbie-themed coding lessons to young kids. As of today, six free coding experiences are now available as is a new STEM-themed doll — Robotics Engineer Barbie. The lessons are geared towards beginners, kindergarten-aged and older, and aim to teach logic, problem-solving and the basics of coding. While they learn, kids can also take on different career roles alongside Barbie, including musician, astronaut, pastry chef, robotics engineer, farmer and beekeeper.

“Our mission is to empower youth to become the makers of tomorrow through coding, and the Barbie brand is an ideal partner to help us introduce programming to a large number of kids in a fun, engaging way,” Tynker CEO Krishna Vedati said in a statement. “It’s critical that all young learners have an opportunity to explore the possibilities available in STEM fields, and Tynker’s Barbie programming experience is a valuable tool to introduce kids of all ages to these concepts while building their coding skills.”

Throughout the year, Mattel will also support the robotic workshops put on by Black Girls Code, debut more Tynker coding lessons and publish a coding e-book for kids.

Robotics Engineer Barbie is available today in four skin tones. You can learn more about Mattel’s coding partnership with Tynker here.

Makers’ Guide to Boards

May 15th, 2018 No comments

Looking for the perfect micro controller board for a project? CLICK HERE for a handy guide done by make magazine that lets you search for the perfect board!

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Robot Loading and Loading a Tractor Trailer

April 25th, 2018 No comments

I am posting this more to remember this for future FIRST Robotics Competition Seasons. Once in a while we have to stack boxes, crates excreta and this is a wonderful method to do it:

Teachers Try Science

April 2nd, 2018 No comments

Here is a neat page with lesson plans to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It is done by IBM and it is call TEACHERSTRYSCIENCE.ORG

Neat way to learn Robotics

September 29th, 2017 No comments

From: https://www.roboterra.com/

Origin™ Robotics Kit & CastleRock

Looking for a fun and easy way to introduce STEM in your classroom? Our Origin Robotics Kit enables anyone to build real robots and program them. The kit includes metal parts, servos, LEDs and sensors, so kids can create robots that react to the environment around them.

Origin Robotics Kit includes access to our CastleRock programming software. Using CastleRock, kids will learn to code while they construct robots that spin, wave arms and flash LEDs. Students use C++ coding language to control their robots, providing a solid foundation to easily explore other languages and skills. Going beyond programming, CastleRock provides a set of tiered challenges that guides students through a planned, conversational curriculum. No previous technology experience is required!

Orpheus – The Saddest Music Machine

July 10th, 2017 No comments

Saw this little guy on ThinkGeek and had to show it here:

Click on link above to order…..

He even has his own video:

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How to Make Hydraulic Powered Robotic Arm from Cardboard – NTD Inspired

March 24th, 2017 No comments

AI on 60 Minutes

October 11th, 2016 No comments

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Watch ARTI3 Ground Robot Conquer Stairs

March 22nd, 2016 No comments

From: Google Robotic Trends
By RT Staff March 22, 2016

Robots and stairs have never been friends. Maybe now they’ll start talking more. The folks at Transcend Robotics have released its ARTI3 Mobility Platform that enables mobile ground robots to ascend 3 steps in less than 8 seconds.

The company says it Articulated Traction Control (ARTI) technology enables the quick climbing without the need for complex software and controls. Using its custom treads, an ARTI robot simply needs to move forward to climb up and down steps and navigate other obstacles that have previously limited robotics capabilities.

The key is ARTI3’s “upwards and downwards articulating joint between two or more motorized sections,” according to the company. This passive joint allows the ARTI platform to overcome obstacles without flipping over, skilled human prepositioning or additional traversal software and electronics.

The top speed is 2.8 MPH, payload is between 25-50lb, and the max angle for ascending is 89° and the max angle for descending is 30°. Transcend currently distributes the platform to a variety of industries, including telepresence, defense/security, 3D scanning, manufacturing, hospitality, mining, education, and research.

The ARTI3 product line has two offerings:

ARTI3 Mobility Platform enables integrators and developers to mobilize a broad range of applications in the real world. Use cases and industries include 3D mapping, telepresence, construction management, mining, and manufacturing. This versatile platform enables integrators to quickly mobilize sensors, electronics, and software, in as little as 90 days.

ARTI3 Vantage is an out-of-the-box solution for anyone to bring mobile robots into the environment they work. It comes equipped with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, 30-lb payload capacity, IP-54 for wet environments, zero-degree turn radius, and color LCD remote control. ARTI3 Vantage is ideal for human and dangerous environments, such as tactical operations and hazardous inspection.

Depending on ARTI3’s use and environment, the technology can be scaled larger or smaller to satisfy a slew of applications.

selfrepositioning

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Kids Love MIT’s Latest Squishable Social Robot

March 17th, 2016 No comments

From: IEEE Spectrum

Click HERE for full story.

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