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Bluetooth Enabled Multimeter Saves Measurements to Android Devices

Record data on an Android device up to 30 feet away, with the Owon B35T Digital Multimeter with Bluetooth. (Photo credit: Saelig.)

The Owon B35T Digital Multimeter offers a lot more than your Father’s multimeter! The B35T can send data to an Android-based smart device via Bluetooth, so you can keep an accurate recording of all of your measurements for later. Using the free app, the multimeter can …

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Infrared Remote Kit

Let your robots communicate with each other by adding a little infrared technology. (Photo credit: Sparkfun.)

Want to make your robot light up from across the room? With Sparkfun’s Infrared Remote Kit you can easily add wireless controls to your next bot. In addition to being able to control your robot remotely, you can also use this kit to allow multiple bots to send signals …

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Flowstone Workshop 19


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ISS—Earth’s Changing Vistas

Crewmembers on the International Space Station are treated to Earth views that are constantly changing. NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, Commander of Expedition 43, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti and Russian cosmonaut, Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers, enjoy the wonder of Earth’s changing vistas from the station’s cupola. …

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Vexplorer Project – Part I

From: The Robot Magazine Shelves & VEX Robotics Ok… This is a “Make Something Out Of What’s Laying Around” sort of thing. In this case, we had a quite old Vexplorer robot which had missing and broken parts. We also had an older VEX PIC Micro-controller …

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Fischertechnik TXT Discovery Set I

From: Studica’s Fischertechnik This is an ideal kit for introduction to robotics and the introduction to programming stationary and mobile robots. Project Plan: Work through the entire Fischertechnik robotics circuit and report on the activities. Status: Kit setup complete. Next Steps: Work through the 14 Robotic …

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VEX EDR Project – Part I

From: VEX Robotics This is one of the very popular, main-stay, heavy duty robotic construction kits on the market. Steel construction components, nuts & bolts and heavy duty servo motors for locomotion. Fully RC and Autonomous out of the box after the initial build. The Cortex …

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Tetrix Prime Project – Part I

From: Pitsco Education This kit is one of the robot building platforms where few tools are needed. Aluminum construction beam components combined with composite joints and plastic rivets, brass axle bearing bushings, fully RC ready with a TETRIX 4-Channel transmitter and matching receiver and Servo Motors. …

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Tetrix Max Project – Part I

From: Pitsco Education This is one of the Heavy Duty robot building platforms. Aluminum construction components, brass axle bearing bushings, fully RC ready with a Futaba 4-Channel transmitter and matching receiver, motor controller and 12V – 152 RPM motors. The kit also comes complete with a …

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From: ROBOTIS What can I say about the ROBOTIS MINI? Easily one of the most enjoyable projects I have had to-date. The completed build, along with the varied control toolbox and pre-programmed movement files make this kit a must have for anyone interested in venturing into …

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Actobotics Nomad Project – Part I

From: ServoCity I received my Actobotics Nomad kit some time ago and built it right away. This is “The Beast On My Bench”. Since this platform is well suited for outdoor mobility I intend to make this one fully RC capable but with this one I …

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Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Project – Part I

From: ServoCity Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie We recently got in two of these great 6WD kits from ServoCity. One of our most active Contributors, Carol Hazlett, has one of the Bogies (among other Runt Rover Kits she will review in later issues) and is working …

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Underwater Robots with Collective Cognition

These underwater robots communicate using LEDs. (Photo credit: COCORO.)

Underwater, autonomous robot swarms developed by researchers in the EU act like schools of fish, exchanging information about their environment as they explore. The robots made for the project, called COCORO, can even learn from their experiences. The team produced a series of videos outlining their …

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