• Released: ROBOTC 4.27

    Released: ROBOTC 4.27

    This is a copy of the post on the ROBOTC website, the original announcement can be found here: [LINK]. The ROBOTC Development Team is very excited to announce our latest release update, ROBOTC 4.27! This update is for the both the VEX Robotics […]

  • Becoming Part of the Robomatter Team

    Becoming Part of the Robomatter Team

    As of 1 December 2014, I will be become part of the Robomatter team.  It’s quite a radical change from my current day job as an IT Infrastructure Architect at CGI.  It will also mean relocating from the Netherlands to […]

  • VEX IQ GoProBot

    VEX IQ GoProBot

    My little brother dropped by last weekend, while on his journey through Europe by bike.  So, what’s more fun than playing with robots when it’s raining cats and dogs outside? That’s right, adding cameras to the robots!  I didn’t get […]

  • Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    The long awaited EV3 building and programming book by Laurens Valk is finally available!  It’s called “The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book” and it’s 370+ pages of awesomeness. Where to start?  The book has been printed in full colour, which […]

  • New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    Mindsensors have released a new sensor, or rather, a new edition of one of my most favourite ones: the LineLeader v2.  The v2 has a new, better, processor inside and has been optimised to work better with the rather, ehm, […]

  • VEX IQ Quadruped

    VEX IQ Quadruped

    In my last post about the VEX IQ building system I had a small video featuring my VEX Quadruped.  I’ve done a bit of work on it since then and the gait has been greatly improved.  I also added some […]

Recent Posts

  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors Grove Sensor Adapter for EV3 or NXT

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors Grove Sensor Adapter for EV3 or NXT

    Sensors December 20, 2014 17:37 no comments

    I was wondering if a one of the 3rd party sensor companies was ever going to come up with an EV3/NXT adapter for the Grove System.  Not sure what it is?  Grove System is an interface standard that allows you […]

     
  • The FATCATLAB’s Meow: EVB

    The FATCATLAB’s Meow: EVB

    Ramblings December 17, 2014 10:23 1 comment

    Imagine an EV3 with a backlit screen, a 1GHz CPU, instead a 300MHz one and 8 times more memory, that’s pretty much what the EVB is.  It’s a cape (kind of like an Arduino Shield) for the BeagleBone Black (BBB) […]

     
  • Rotacaster Omniwheel Sale on NOW!

    Rotacaster Omniwheel Sale on NOW!

    Uncategorized December 2, 2014 09:22 no comments

    If you’re looking to get some of the coolest wheels available on the market today, then go check out the Rotacaster Omniwheels.  They’re currently having a sale on their website with a 15% discount.  You can find their shop site […]

     
  • Mindsensors Programming Poll

    Mindsensors Programming Poll

    Uncategorized November 22, 2014 16:17 no comments

    Mindsensors are doing a poll to find out which is your favourite programming environment for the EV3!  You can guess which one I picked. That’s right, ROBOTC, of course. You can find the poll on their page, on the left […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: DynePod: Bringing You The Internet of Toys

    Cool Kickstarter: DynePod: Bringing You The Internet of Toys

    Ramblings November 16, 2014 10:10 no comments

    The DynePod Internet of Toys product I wrote about a little while ago now has a live Kickstarter campaign!  Go check it out, there may be a few Early Bird rewards left, but they’re selling quite nicely!  I love that […]

     
  • Internet of Toys: DynePods

    Internet of Toys: DynePods

    Ramblings November 7, 2014 08:31 no comments

    What is this?  Something that’s not directly robot related?  Why, yes it is!  I was contacted by Beth Winkowski, the PR person for Dynepic about an upcoming Kickstarter campaign.  It was a standard email and I wasn’t sure if the product, DynaPod, […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC 4.27

    Released: ROBOTC 4.27

    ROBOTC November 7, 2014 07:33 no comments

    This is a copy of the post on the ROBOTC website, the original announcement can be found here: [LINK]. The ROBOTC Development Team is very excited to announce our latest release update, ROBOTC 4.27! This update is for the both the VEX Robotics […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Ground Drone

    Cool Kickstarter: Ground Drone

    Robots November 4, 2014 21:23 no comments

    This time it’s not a little robot for educational purposes, but rather a kick-ass looking robotics platform that can even climb stairs!  Before I start going into details, check out the video. This thing looks like it could come straight […]

     
  • Mindboards forums are back!

    Mindboards forums are back!

    Ramblings November 3, 2014 07:09 no comments

    If you receive a mail like the following below, don’t panic, it’s not a phishing expedition by some ruthless hacker.  You’re seeing the fruits of the hard labour that Sebastian Trella has done to resurrect the Mindboards forums.  Please spread […]

     
  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

    Sensors October 25, 2014 07:19 no comments

    Deepak from Mindsensors told me they have a new device coming out soon: a Sensor MUX for the NXT and EV3. What makes this one different from the MUXes out there?  Well for one, it’s very compact, only 42 mm x 48 […]