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

March 24th, 2017 No comments

5 Robots Seeking Your Crowdfunding Support

February 27th, 2016 No comments

From Robotics Trends


Kamibot Programmable Robot for Kids
Kamibot is a programmable papercraft robot for kids that can be customized with code and colorful skins. Kamibot is built around the open-source Arduino platform, so kids can easily learn how to code using Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming language.

Kamibot has raised $19,115 of its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter.


CoDrone Programmable Drone
CoDrone is a quadcopter that you can be programmed to do almost anything you want using step-by-step videos. You can program CoDrone to follow you, engage in laser battles, go through a maze and much more. It has raised $175,923 with an original goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter.


Xibot Robot Assistant
XIBOT can act as a personal assistant in our lives, helping with e-mails, messages, phone calls, shopping lists and other everyday tasks. With Wi-Fi connected to Xibot, you can monitor your house anywhere and anytime. Xibot has raised $28,150 on Indiegogo with an original goal of $10,000.


Rook Flying Home Assistant Drone
Rook claims to be the world’s first home drone that you can fly from anywhere in the world. By connecting to the Internet, Rook allows you to control and view the camera stream from your phone in real-time. Just connect Rook to your home Wi-Fi network, and use it as a platform for different needs in your life:

– Flying security camera – Family/pet monitor – Video tour of your home – Check to see if you turned the stove off

Rook has raised $40,227 on Indiegogo with an original goal of $20,000.


SumoBoy Robotics Kit
SumoBoy is a multipurpose Arduino-based robotics kit for sport and education. The goal of SumoBoy is to Kickstart hundreds of new sumo-robot communities all around the world. To push the competition to the next level by introducing new crowds to the scene of robotics.

SumoBoy has raised $7,090 of its $100,000 goal.

ZeroUI Inc

January 13th, 2016 No comments

From Robotic Trends
By Eugene Demaitre
January 12, 2016

ZeroUI Inc. has developed a set of four motor modules with a gesture-based controller glove for an intuitive user interface. With Ziro, makers can control wheels and direction or arms on homemade robots.

Ziro’s modules can be used to wirelessly move and control robots made from materials including cardboard, wood or metal, allowing for creative development. The kit will be funded by an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and costs $199.

Robot Kit Rundown

October 7th, 2014 No comments

From IEEE Spectrum

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New Voice Recognition Modual for Arduino

October 4th, 2014 No comments
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LIDAR for under $100

January 25th, 2014 No comments

from: Dragon Innovation

[Editor note: This project is currently on Dragon Innovation (website like kickstarter) and looks real cool. A Lidar like distance sensor for $70! WOW!]

Optical Distance Measurement Sensors

Our sensor technology is ideally suited for any project requiring very compact, low power, high performance distance measurement sensors, such as drones, robots, or unmanned vehicles.

PulsedLight’s novel signal processing technology enables us to offer a low-cost optical distance measurement solution with performance comparable to systems costing hundreds of dollars.

“PulsedLight takes distance range finding from the expensive, closed solution that it is today to small, cheap and open. This is tremendously appealing to us at 3D Robotics, as is the potential this has for getting us to truly autonomous UAVs without relying solely on GPS.” – Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics

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Watch “Maker Faire New York 2013 Electronics Stage : 5 Easy JavaScript Tricks You Can Teach Your BeagleBone” on YouTube

January 18th, 2014 No comments

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Play-I Robot to help kids learn to program

October 28th, 2013 No comments

Disney Rapid Design Tool Creates Mechatronic Characters – IEEE Spectrum

July 26th, 2013 No comments

From: IEEE Spectrum
By Evan Ackerman
Posted 22 Jul 2013 | 14:28 GMT

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The typical approach to adding actuated joints and additional degrees of freedom to a robot is slapping additional servos and motors on there. And that’s fine, except that it adds weight and cost and complexity. A little bit of cleverness with gears can go a very long way, and Disney Research has developed a new rapid design tool that can create sophisticated mechatronics that operate with just one motor.

Disney designed ten animated characters with this system, and manufactured seven of them, and in each case, getting the character to do what they wanted it to do took less than half an hour. All of the parts involved can be 3D printed, too, which makes us think that it might be a lot of fun for Disney to release this too into the wild and let people make their own characters with it. But before they do, there some additional capabilities in the works:

Our characters are currently restricted to cyclic motions,” said Stelian Coros, an associate research scientist at Disney Research, Zürich. “However, our research brings us one step closer to the rapid design and manufacture of customized robots that can sense and interact with their environments to carry out complex tasks.

More info at: Disney Research

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EZ-Robot

June 8th, 2013 No comments

I ran across this robot website that sells neat robot kits, check it out at: http://www.ez-robot.com/default.aspx

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