Archive for category: Robots

  • Coding with Codie

    Coding with Codie

    Robots January 27, 2015 12:16 no comments

      Codie is an artisanal robot, hand-crafted from wood.  However, don’t let the old school materials fool you; inside the wooden exterior hides a sophisticated robot.  It sports quite a number of sensors, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you communicate with it wirelessly. The thing that really caught my […]

     
  • VEX IQ Quadruped: Building Instructions!

    VEX IQ Quadruped: Building Instructions!

    VEX January 18, 2015 11:45 no comments

    Some of you may remember I posted about my VEX IQ Quadruped a while back.  I now have building instructions for it! They were made by Christopher Richard Smith, who is quite the CAD ninja.  This is what the Quadruped looks like when it is walking: You can download the […]

     
  • 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 out of an action movie! It it made up of […]

     
  • 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 any pictures of the robot with the camera on it, […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Logitraxx

    Cool Kickstarter: Logitraxx

    Robots August 2, 2014 16:01 no comments

    Shane Lewis from SL Interphase mailed me to tell me about a Kickstarter project that they’ve been developing.  You may think it is just another robotics platform but this one is significantly different from the herd (or should I say “swarm”?).  This one doesn’t have a microcontroller but uses an FPGA instead! […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: The Edison

    Cool Kickstarter: The Edison

    Robots July 31, 2014 11:17 no comments

    A very cool Kickstarter project was brought to my attention this morning, the Edison.  It’s a very small and light robot that has a surprisingly high number of features up its sleeve.  A few of them should be immediately obvious to most: the LEGO compatible pin holes and knobs.  The […]

     
  • Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    EV3 July 9, 2014 18:54 no comments

    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 is a massive improvement over his previous book and a […]

     
  • VEX IQ Quadruped

    VEX IQ Quadruped

    VEX May 24, 2014 16:41 no comments

    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 small rubber feet on the legs.  These are the traction […]

     
  • VEX IQ: Modular Robotics System for STEM

    VEX IQ: Modular Robotics System for STEM

    VEX May 18, 2014 12:24 no comments

    What is VEX IQ VEX IQ is the latest offering from VEX. It’s a complete modular robotics system to complement their VEX Cortex range.  The VEX IQ is positioned at a younger audience, from the age of about 8.  It uses plastic parts instead of the Cortex metal parts. Using […]

     
  • Mirobot: An Affordable WiFi Robotics Kit

    Mirobot: An Affordable WiFi Robotics Kit

    Robots May 11, 2014 07:39 no comments

    Mirobot is a very cool open source robotics kit that’s completely open source and very affordable.  When I was contacted by Ben Pirt, the man behind this project, I was admittedly a little skeptical about yet another robotics system.  However, this robotics kit seems very nice and sports some very […]