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Build a simple robot base (Update)

An update from my earlier post: My students have gotten the first of the simple robot bases up and moving. A Wytech Fox11 board and a Solarbotics L298 Compact Motor Driver (H-Bridge) have been added to the bot base, along … Continue reading

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Build a simple robot base

Materials needed: 1/4″ hardwood (plywood) board cut into 12″ squares 1/16″ x 1′ x 3′ Aluminum Angle (cut into 1 ft lengths) 1/4″-20X12″ Threaded rod (4 pieces) 1″x2″x12″ wood (2 pieces) Closet Door Ball Catch (Solid Brass Co N-7287 or … Continue reading

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The History of Robots: From the 400 BC Archytas to the Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog

from: Interesting Engineering by: Saoirse Kerrigan The History of Robots: From the 400 BC Archytas to the Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Take a journey through the long history of robots, from the 4th Century BC to today. Robots have fascinated … Continue reading

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5 Challenges We Need to Solve for Home Robots

Let’s Bring Rosie Home: 5 Challenges We Need to Solve for Home Robots From IEEE Spectrum By Shahin Farshchi Posted 13 Jan 2016 | 16:25 GMT Science fiction authors love the robot sidekick. R2-D2, Commander Data, and KITT—just to name … Continue reading

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10 Popular Robot Toys for Christmas 2015

Looking for the perfect robot toy for your child? Here are the hottest robot toys for the 2015 Christmas season that are entertaining and educational. From: http://www.roboticstrends.com/ By Steve Crowe Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the … Continue reading

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A Thousand-Robot Swarm

from IEEE Spectrum [click for full article] When Harvard researchers first introduced their Kilobot project in 2011, they had built only 25 of the little robots. Two years later, they announced that they had made 100 robots. Now the researchers … Continue reading

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Every Kid Needs One of These DIY Robotics Kits

From IEEE Spectrum Posted by Evan Ackerman Wen July 11, 2012 Robots are intimidating, and starting from scratch with them is hard, no matter what age you are. You usually have to learn both hardware and software at the same … Continue reading

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Lego Robot Link

Was just told about a website for Lego NXT Robots that I just had to share. Damien Kee has a wonderful site and also sells books/Curriculum for using NXT in the classroom. My favorite is a simple to build NXT … Continue reading

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Perfect Robot Motors?

Just purchased: From MPJA. According to a second seller the motor goes 1/2 speed at 12v. Seems to be a perfect motor for a very simple robot base. Time will tell…..

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How Servo Motors Work?

From: Jameco Electronics Servo Motor Controllers This little motor is high in efficiency and power Servo motors have been around for a long time and are utilized in many applications. They are small in size but pack a big punch … Continue reading

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