Saturday, April 17, 2021

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OWI Launches Hydraulic Arm Edge

Following the success of their award-winning Robotic Arm Edge, OWI now makes robotic arm technology hydro-mechanically fun with the new Hydraulic Arm Edge, with six axes of varied movements.

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Build a Rain Notifier with Grove Pi+

You don't need a weather forecaster to know if you need your umbrella. With the GrovePi+ Starter Kit you can build your own "Rain Notifier" to alert you with a red glowing LED if you need to remember your umbrella or a blue LED if you're going to have blue skies.

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OWI Robotics T4 Transforming Solar Robot

OWI’s geek squad, who brought you the beloved T3 Transforming Solar Robot, has dusted off their labs coats and goggles to create their latest triumph: T4 Transforming Solar Robot.

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SpikenzieLabs New Solder : Time II Watch Kit

SpikenzieLabs new Solder : Time II™ watch kit is more hackable than ever and it's tricked out with expanded LED matrix and alarm function.

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Eggbot Deluxe Kit: Art Bot for “Impossible” Jobs Gets an Upgrade

The new Eggbot Deluxe, the open-source art robot that can draw on challenging spherical objects, has now been upgraded with some of the most popular kits from the EggBot line.

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VEXpro VersaPlanetary Integrated Encoder

VEXpro announces an addition to the VersaFrame Stock System, an easier way to create your own Articulated Butterfly Drive, a precise way to get feedback from the VersaPlanetary Gearbox, and more!

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Raspberry Pi 3: Speedier and Tastier with WiFi and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi Foundation releases their newest credit-card-sized computer, Raspberry Pi 3. 50% faster than the first two versions and still only $35, any projects created with the original Pi or the Pi 2 can easily migrate to the compatible Pi 3.

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LittleBits Gizmos and Gadgets Kits

Invent 'til your heart's content with the Gizmos and Gadgets Kit. (Photo credit: LittleBits)

The latest kit by LittleBits — Gizmos and Gadgets — is perfect for budding inventors. It comes with everything you need to complete 12 projects, including a bubble blower, wireless doorbell, rotating light, and a two-wheeled, remote-controlled robot. Instructions for hundreds of other projects that make …

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Autonomous’ Deep Learning Robot

The Deep Learning Robot comes with software libraries and tools to help you build robot research applications. (Photo credit: Autonomous)

If you’re looking for a reliable, brainy, research robot, consider the Autonomous Deep Learning Robot. This bot is ideal for driving around your lab, with 3D vision. It also has a mic and speakers that are perfect for doing speech recognition, text-to-speech or natural language applications. …

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Top Metal Chassis for Adafruit Rover

The main chassis of this Mini Rover from Adafruit measures 6.1" x 2.9" x 0.98" but can be cut or drilled, if necessary. (Photo credit: Adafruit)

If you’re looking for a handsome chassis for your robot that’s small, but has a little extra space up top, consider Adafruit’s Mini Robot Rover Chassis with a top metal plate. The plate adds a bit more storage that could be used in a myriad of ways. …

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A Robot to Mother You

Mother, shown in the midst of many sensor "Cookies", tracks your habits using those sensors that you attach to items of interest. (Photo credit:

Could your home use a little more monitoring? Check out Mother: a robot designed to keep tabs on your home life, that’s making a stir at CES 2016. Weighing only 1 lb and standing just 6.3 inches tall, Mother seems portable, but really isn’t. She needs to …

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The Worker Robots

Will robots take over the world? How many times have you heard this? From magazines to books, whenever we talk about robots this notion pops up. True- when Martin Ford titled his book, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, he might have expected this kind of hyperbole, but Ford had something entirely different on his mind.

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Makerarm: The Ultimate Multi-Tool

The Makerarm: A tool for many applications! (Photo credit: Makerarm)

Make what you want, when you want with the Makerarm. This desktop fabrication system consists of a robotic arm that has swappable attachments, for 3D printing, laser engraving, cutting, writing, plotting, and electronics assembly. The tool heads can be switched out in seconds. While small enough to mount …

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