• 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 […]

  • New Release: ROBOTC 4.26

    New Release: ROBOTC 4.26

    It’s out!  ROBOTC 4.26 has been released.  You can read all about it here: [LINK].   It has a lot of changes, so be sure to check the complete Changelog.  Now that it’s out, I can focus on finishing up […]

  • 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 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 […]

     
  • Becoming Part of the Robomatter Team

    Becoming Part of the Robomatter Team

    Ramblings October 5, 2014 12:51 5 comments

    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 […]

     
  • EV3_IDE: ANSI C on the EV3

    EV3_IDE: ANSI C on the EV3

    Programming October 2, 2014 14:01 no comments

    If you’re keen to do ANSI C programming on your EV3 but are not a big fan of using Emacs, Eclipse or vi, then this may just be the thing for you.  It’s a .Net based IDE, running on Windows, […]

     
  • Conway’s Game of Life

    Conway’s Game of Life

    ROBOTC September 30, 2014 13:50 no comments

    I’ve always wanted to make a ROBOTC version of Conway’s famous Game of Life. It was first thought of back in 1940, so it’s a real piece of computer science history.  The Game of Life has very simple rules: (taken […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: nuFlip – wireless light control

    Cool Kickstarter: nuFlip – wireless light control

    Ramblings September 28, 2014 12:26 no comments

    OpenElectrons has created another Kickstarter Project: the nuFlip.  What’s that, you ask?  It’s a Bluetooth controlled light switch adapter that you can mount on existing North American style light switches.  There’s no need for complicated electrical reworking, it simply sits […]

     
  • HelloSpoon Campaign is live

    HelloSpoon Campaign is live

    Ramblings September 17, 2014 09:12 no comments

    The HelloSpoon project, which I wrote about the other day now has a live campaign on Indiegogo.  This great project has the potential to change every day life for many with motor issues. Go check out out the campaign page, become […]

     
  • Making Meals Fun: HelloSpoon

    Making Meals Fun: HelloSpoon

    Ramblings September 7, 2014 07:13 no comments

    Great ideas that can improve people’s lives don’t necessarily need to come from big research labs.  The HelloSpoon project is a great example of a project that can help improve people’s lives. What is it? It’s a robotic arm that […]

     
  • VEX IQ GoProBot

    VEX IQ GoProBot

    VEX September 5, 2014 15:11 no comments

    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 […]

     
  • New Release: ROBOTC 4.26

    New Release: ROBOTC 4.26

    ROBOTC September 2, 2014 22:00 no comments

    It’s out!  ROBOTC 4.26 has been released.  You can read all about it here: [LINK].   It has a lot of changes, so be sure to check the complete Changelog.  Now that it’s out, I can focus on finishing up […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: BeagleBone Wireless Console

    Cool Kickstarter: BeagleBone Wireless Console

    Ramblings August 19, 2014 07:56 2 comments

    Can I still call something a “Cool Kickstarter” if it’s on Indiegogo?  Of course I can, this is my site! Deepak from OpenElectrons and Mindsensors let me know they’ve just started a very cool Indiegogo project: a BeagleBone Wiress Console or BBConsole […]