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Random Robot Roundup

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” We’re trying out a new format for the Random Robot Roundups that should make them easier to read for the Power Point Generation. Let us know what you think! Are you ready for …

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The 2013 Vex Robotics World Championship Apr 17-20!

The VEX Robotics World Championship is a gathering of top robotics teams from around the world to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with and against the best of the best. The 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from over 230 VEX Robotics Competition …

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Pointers And Data Structures In ROBOTC

This LEGO NXT robot has been programmed in RobotC in a project by Xander Soldaat (with assistance from Timothy Friez and John Watson of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy) as detailed in a feature story on page 59 of the May – June 2013 Issue of …

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Flowstone Workshop 10

Humanoid Demonstration Videos! These demonstration films show the capabilities of various humanoid robots. These robots that can now be programmed with modular Flowstone software. For more details on humanoid programming using Flowstone, please see “How to really program a humanoid robot, Part 1”, in the May-June …

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“Block” – Building Details

Block robot diagrams and schematics. These reference materials describe the wiring and circuits of the Block robot that was published in the May-Jun 2013 Issue of Robot Magazine. This material was referenced in the magazine article and will be supplemented with additional photos on this web …

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Learning To Make Robots @ Makerspace

Tara Brown Leads Robotis KidsLab Workshop. On January 19, 2013, Tara Brown led a Robotis KidsLab workshop at the LA Makerspace, located on the 11th floor of the LA Mart building in downtown LA. Dozens of students, educators and parents participated.  See the May – June …

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Flowstone Workshop 9

Programming a Biped with IK

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3D Printing Test In Zero Gravity

Contributing editor Dan Ward and his Indiana Ivy Tech associates recently conducted an interesting experiment courtesy of NASA. They bolted an Ivy Tech 3D printer (plastic extrusion type) inside a NASA C- 9B aircraft used for zero-G experiments. During free fall as they flew the downward portion of a parabolic arc, they turned on the printer to see how this CNC robotic machine would perform in weightlessness.

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