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Flowstone Workshop 21

SOUNDS, SIGNALS, SYNTHS & SCOPES Welcome to the FlowStone Workshop number 21, where we give a beginners guide to computer programming using the FlowStone graphical programming language. In this issue we are going to look at how to program sound for your robots. One of the …

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International Space Station— Flying Over an Aurora

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly captured photographs and video of auroras on June 22, 2015. Kelly wrote, “Yesterday’s aurora was an impressive show from 250 miles up. Good morning from the International Space Station!” We are always looking for extremely striking images and again, the International Space …

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Hpi Bullet Mt Flux – Part II

This one has been great fun! We spent a lot of time pushing the driving capabilities of this vehicle to see what it can do. In a general sense… it’s too fast for some robotics applications as-is but has great potential so we got started. First, …

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PCSEdventures Riq Robotic Kit – Commercial Version

Unleash the power of this robot kit which has wireless control and programming for beginning through advanced users. The RiQ kit includes everything you need to create six exciting robot builds as you learn the basics of robotics and programming.

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The Sprk Program & The Sphero Sprk Edition From Orbotix

SPRK began as a local meetup group where the folks from Sphero/Orbotix taught kids how to program Sphero. After a year, they launched “The SPRK Program” to provide lessons to teachers and students never imagining that the program would have such an impact.

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VEX IQ Super Kit Project I

From: Vex Robotics This is the fully functional, sensored-up for the younger crowd. Out of the box it comes with complete RC control via the Vex IQ Microcontroller/Brain and wireless controller. The fully appointed kit build yields the Vex IQ version of the Clawbot but is …

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TETRIX Max Project – Part III

From: Pitsco Education Pitsco Education TETRIX Robotics TETRIX MAX Robotics With the TETRIX Autonomous Mounting Deck placed in the last phase, it was easy to attach the Arduino UNO Microcontroller, from Robotshop.com, in preparation for the addition of microcontrolled RC capability as well as the addition …

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Actobotics Nomad Project – Part III

From: ServoCity Servo City Actobotics Nomad Onward with the Nomad! Much like the Bogie project, the Nomad is following the same development path. The nice thing about the Nomad is that it can navigate outside, over different terrain very eas- ily. So… we had power and …

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Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Project – Part III

From: ServoCity www.servocity.com Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Development of The Bogie continues!   Now that we had power and RC capabilities, it was time to start bringing this little unit into a more robot- ic form. First, we added an Arduino UNO microcontroller from Robotshop.com, in …

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Flowstone Workshop 20

BUGGY: Beginner's Guide to Flowstone Graphical Programming

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Actobotics Nomad Project – Part II

From: ServoCity Servo City Actobotics Nomad “The Beast On My Bench”   This is pure pleasure to drive around the yard. Almost nothing stops it. Great power, great agility, long battery times so far.     Project Plan: Full RC (an ultimately autonomous as well) rover …

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Vexplorer Project – Part II

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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VEX EDR Project – Part II

From: VEX Robotics VEX Robotics VEX EDR Platform Ok… this one is really fun to drive!  It looks so tough cruising around and sounds even better! Project Plan: This kit comes as what VEX Robotics calls a “Clawbot”. Having built one Clawbot from scratch and having …

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