Archive for category: Ramblings

  • Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Ramblings November 22, 2012 09:57 2 comments

    I’ve been invited to speak at the Cafe Neu Romance in Prague for the International Robotics Performance Festival.  Steven Canvin and Mike Brandl will also be there to give presentations.  There will be many other interesting speakers and demonstrations.  You can find out a LOT more about this festival here: […]

  • News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    Ramblings October 16, 2012 16:46 2 comments

    Today Generation Robots and Dexter Industries announced that they will be combining their efforts in the R&D and sales departments.  Generation Robots will now also have exclusive distribution rights for all the DI sensors in Europe and DI will distribute the HumaRobotics sensors in North America.  HumaRobotics is the R&D […]

  • Thank You

    Thank You

    Ramblings October 12, 2012 08:41 7 comments

    Sometimes I sit in my LEGO lair and look at all the stuff I have in there and I realise that a LOT of it has been given to me by kind-hearted souls and companies (which are obviously run by kind-hearted people).  I have received letters sent to me by […]

  • Review: The Unofficial LEGO ® Technic Builder’s Guide

    Review: The Unofficial LEGO ® Technic Builder’s Guide

    Ramblings October 7, 2012 14:41 2 comments

    When I first heard this book was coming out a few months ago, I couldn’t wait for it to become available on Amazon.  Fate would have it be that last week I was contacted by No Starch Press to ask if I was interested in reviewing this book.  It took all of […]

  • Want to support this site?

    Want to support this site?

    Ramblings October 4, 2012 19:01 9 comments

    Do you like what I do on this site? Are you an avid user of my Driver Suite? Is your ROBOTC license about to expire? Do you have more money than sense? If any, or all of the above, apply to you then here’s your chance to gain some righteous […]

  • HCC Robotica: Open Day

    HCC Robotica: Open Day

    Ramblings, Uncategorized October 2, 2012 10:36 no comments

    If you’re in the Netherlands and you want to see loads of cool robots and talk to their creators then come to the HCC Robotica Open Day event in Hooglanderveen this coming Saturday, 6 October.  I’m going to be taking some of my robots with me.  So if you want […]

  • The Mindstorms Annual Online Competition

    The Mindstorms Annual Online Competition

    Ramblings September 7, 2012 10:56 8 comments

    Looking for an interesting challenge to hone your robot building skills?  Want to pit your skills against the rest of the World?  If so, then The Mindstorms Annual Online Competition might be just the thing for you. Here’s a run down taken from various pages on the official site: Rules […]

  • Freemind: Untangle your Brain

    Freemind: Untangle your Brain

    Ramblings August 7, 2012 18:05 4 comments

    I don’t usually write about stuff other than sensors and robots, but I’m going to have to make an exception this time. I’ve been using a great tool for the past few months now called Freemind.  It’s a Mind-mapping tool that allows you to quickly put down your ideas and […]

  • New Hispabrick Magazine: HBM014

    New Hispabrick Magazine: HBM014

    Ramblings August 1, 2012 13:40 1 comment

    There’s a new Hispabrick Magazine out! Another installment packed full of great articles, models and tutorials. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find: Lots and lots of droids (the ones you were looking for) How Kickstarter helped fund two very cool projects Another installment of the Mindstorms NXT programming tutorial […]

  • Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Ramblings July 31, 2012 09:15 no comments

    Simon Burfield, a.k.a. Burf has made a super cool model.  By model I mean chair and by chair I mean omnidirectional wheelchair. Oh and it’s life-sized, too.  Yeah, it is capable of handling no less than 90 kg!  I saw a video of an early prototype a few weeks ago […]