Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Pick The Best Fighting Robot Design

You know they say that a pet owner ends up looking like their pet and the same thing can be said about combat robots…each roboteer will usually end up designing and building a robot that reflects his or her personality. So what kind of personality do …

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Programming Solutions for the LEGO Mindstorms NXT – Which approach is best for you? (Part 2)

Three different programming environments are available from LEGO for the NXT– NXT-G, ROBOLAB and ROBOTC, and they all make it quite easy to program Mindstorms robots. In addition, the open source community has developed other alternative programming solutions for the NXT. This article provides an introduction to the rich selection of programming approaches available today. This online expanded version of the Winter 2007 article features an extended comparison table and a lot more technical details behind this article.

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Programming Solutions for the LEGO Mindstorms NXT – Which approach is best for you?

Three different programming environments are available from LEGO for the NXT, NXT-G, ROBOLAB and ROBOTC, and they all make it quite easy to program Mindstorms robots. In addition, the open source community has developed other alternative programming solutions for the NXT. This article provides an introduction to the rich selection of programming approaches available today. This online expanded version of the Winter 2007 article features an extended comparison table and a lot more technical details behind this article.

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Make Your Robonova-1 Speak!

Make Your Robonova-1 Speak! Play any sound file—the voice of Homer Simpson or even Captain Picard! by D.G. Smith d.g.smith@ntlworld.com Since the age of 10, now some 35 years ago, I have always  dreamt of building robots. Back in those days all I had was lollipop …

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How To Design And Build A Spinner Bot

BONUS ONLINE ARTICLE The following is an extension of the full article that appears in the Winter 2005 edition of Robot magazine. USING GYROS FOR SPINNER STABILITY Early on in building spinners, I discovered that spinning a large percentage of your weight allowance makes it harder to …

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Tamiya’s Walking Robots

Templates For Simple Legged Locomotion Would you like to scratch-build a walking robot or design one using a LEGO© Mindstorms™ or Radio Shack VEX™ robot kit? This article will help you understand the simplest methods for constructing bipedal, quadrapedal and six-legged walking robots. For added fun, …

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Drive a Tank BOT From Your PC

Repurposed Wi-Fi provides an elegant control solution I have been exploring the possibility of using 802.11G wireless networking technology (also known as Wi-Fi) to replace the analog radio systems commonly used in RC robots, cars, boats, and aircraft. Using Wi-Fi in place of the common AM …

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