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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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Horizon Fuel Cell Powered Autonomous MINDS-i 6X6 Rover Demonstration

Minds-I www.mymindsi.com (509) 252-5767 Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, USA www.horizonfuelcell.com (707) 328-0244

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AUVSI 2012

The 2012 AUVSI conference held August 6 – 9 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center featured over 560 companies and thousands of unmanned systems that could be operated on land, water, as submarines or as UAVs. See the Nov-Dec 2012 issue of Robot, …

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Robots Rock At Cub Scout Daycamp!

BSA Robotics Merit Badge www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Boyscouts/Advancementandawards/meritbadges/mb-robo.aspx KidsLab www.robotiskidslab.com ROBOTIS www.robotis.com (949) 333-3635

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AUVSI Conference 2012! – Photo Gallery

The 2012 AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) conference held August 6-9 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was a mind-blowing mega event that featured over 560 companies and thousands of unmanned systems designed to operate in every imaginable environment—air, ground, maritime, space, and in diverse markets, defense, civil and commercial. The mood was upbeat and festive. Only here could an enthusiast see the most sophisticated, bleeding edge robotics technologies in the world, all under one roof!

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Forbidden Lego

Forbidden LEGO introduces you to a type of LEGO freestyle building that master builders do in the back room for fun. I am sure it is fair to say that it is close to impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. As long as …

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The Cult Of Lego

Here is a book that stands apart from the hundreds of books currently published on LEGO products. This one is not really about the LEGO Company or the creations that can be made with LEGOS. Nor is it written for kids and you will not find how-to …

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Top Priorities: Education & Ingenuity

Sen. John Glenn (Ohio), was the third man in space and the first American to orbit the Earth. He is the only astronaut to have flown in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs. His flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998 was at the age of 77!

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Flowstone Workshop 6

The Automated Home: Rudiments of FlowStone progamming open up huge vistas

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