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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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Vex Robotics Competition – Sack Attack

Welcome to the 2012 – 2013 VEX Robotics Competition. This year will be bigger and better (and more affordable) than ever! Registration for a VEX Robotics Competition team costs $75. Additional teams from the same schools can register for $25. Tournament registration fees vary by event. …

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Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Applications are now being accepted for Round 2 of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program. According to the White House’s website, the program was launched last year and “recruits top innovators and entrepreneurs from the private sector for 6-12 month “tours of duty” in government to help …

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Adventures in Robotics

Imagine it, build it and watch it go! Powered by the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT Base Set and Software, our Adventures in Robotics course explores the exciting world of robotics! The powerful, easy-to-use programming software introduces students to Robot Educator, a step-by-step digital guide with 46 …

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Chibots SRS RoboMagellan 2012 Competition

Main link for all the SRS RoboMagellan 2012 videos Individual Video Links: NoName, by Rick Brooks Nomad1 by Mania Labs RoboDroid by Steve Hassenplug The Green Monster by Steve Hassenplug, Run 1 The Green Monster by Steve Hassenplug, Run 2 6×6 Minds-i Rover, by Eric Gregori …

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Jacksonville State University’s Winning Robot

The Student Robotics Challenge saw a wealth of innovative designs, including fuel cells, solar panel arrays and power cell capacitors. JSU stood above the rest with their seamless integration of LM298H motor drives and PIC16F690 microcontrollers. The motor drives interfaced their microcontrollers with their output motors. …

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Lessons From Robotics Education in Korea

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Hanson Robokind’s Zeno

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Flowstone Workshop 8

PROGRAMMING A HEXAPOD WITH KINEMATICS

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Robots Hit 2012 Comic Con NYC!

The 2012 New York City Comic Convention was a showcase for all things science fiction, fantasy and all things in between and beyond. Robot enthusiasts were on hand to display their love of mechanical beings and talents. An enthusiast took his love of the Transformer’s Bumblebee to new heights with this elaborate, eight-foot representation of the movie character.

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