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Flowstone Workshop: Programming A Hexapod With Kinematics

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The Minds-I Fuel Cell Powered Rover

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PatrolBot Mark II Home Defense

PatrolBot Mark II is an outdoor “home defense” robot designed and built by Steve Norris.

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From A Bird Feeder Squirrel Protector To A Working R2-D2

Scratchbuilt R2-D2 by Ed Wamser, featured in the January-February 2013 issue of Robot magazine. Coverage and video by Gene Beley.

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Charlie Dancing Gangnam Style

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Flowstone Workshop 7

Tic Tac Toe

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Lego Heavy Weapons

Jack Streat takes a slightly different approach in LEGO HEAVY WEAPONS. The four LEGO guns this book shows you how to build are based on some of the world’s most iconic firearms: the Desert Eagle handgun, the AKS-74U assault rifle, the Jungle Carbine, and the SPAS 12 shotgun.

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Badass Lego Guns

In BADASS LEGO GUNS, Martin Hüdepohl shows how to build five impressive projectile-firing LEGO guns of his own design as well as a bonus LEGO butterfly ‘knife’. All the guns have a surprising ‘wow’ factor

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A Reassuring, Promotional Robot Spokesperson

This large, remotely operated robot, named "Millennia," has been used for many years in schools, hospitals and at social gatherings to entertain youngsters and people of all ages and to promote new product launches as well as business and social initiatives.

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Paranormal R/C Activity

Paranormal R/C Activity, a special Halloween video brought to you by Innov8tive Designs, www.innov8tivedesigns.com

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PICAXE Part 4

Note: This is supplemental material for the article in ROBOT magazine, Sept/Oct 2012, by Eric Ostendorff. The subject is adding sensors to a PicAxe 20M2 mobile robot. FYI, a companion article about using a RoboVoice speech module was deleted from the magazine. Some of the code …

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Take Charge of your Scribbler Robot’s IR Capabilities

Eric Ostendorff has provided a two-part article on hacking the Parallax Scribbler robot.

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MIT’s MAV Project

As reported in the Nov-Dec 2012 Issue of Robot, page 76, MIT grad students adam Bry and Abe Bachrach created technology that enables unmanned RC aircraft to fly themselves within enclosed spaces, avoiding walls and obstacles using only onboard sensors and no GPS.

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