Post Tagged with: "robot"

  • 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 […]

     
  • Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Ramblings April 29, 2013 08:02 2 comments

    The BrickPi is Dexter Industries latest project.  It’s an interface board, or shield, for the super popular Raspberry Pi, a cheap ($25) and small but very powerful processor board that runs Linux.  The BrickPi allows you to easily interface your NXT motors and sensors with the RasPi, without having to […]

     
  • New Toys – Wheelphone and Seeedstudio DSO Quad

    New Toys – Wheelphone and Seeedstudio DSO Quad

    Ramblings April 11, 2013 21:03 2 comments

    Today, my friends from DHL brought me some new toys!  Thanks to Yassine from Generation Robots for sending me these to play with: A pre-production model of the Wheelphone robot – a robot frame that can be connected to either an iPhone or an Android phone A Seeedstudio DSO Quad, […]

     
  • 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: […]

     
  • Exposed! Full Frontal of HiTechnic PIR Sensor!

    Exposed! Full Frontal of HiTechnic PIR Sensor!

    Exposed, Sensors August 16, 2012 21:21 2 comments

    It’s been a while since I last did an “exposed” article, where I take apart a sensor and take intimate pictures of its insides.  The HiTechnic Passive Infra Red (PIR) is a great one though.  It was also one of the most tricky ones to photograph and put back together.  […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Come play with Laurens…

    Come play with Laurens…

    Robots May 4, 2012 13:27 no comments

    ‘s robot! Yes, that’s right, you can reach out and play with Laurens’ Alpha Rex over the Big Interwebs!  He made a cool looking web interface for it and allows you check out what it’s doing via a webcam! I did something similar a while back but not nearly as […]