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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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BARE Conductive’s Robot Parade

Paint a circuit to make an cool robot picture light up! (Photo credit: BARE Conductive.)

Looking for an engaging STEAM experience for middle schoolers? The BARE Conductive’s Robot Parade comes with everything you for up to 30 students. Each participant will paint their own circuit, using the black, puffy electric paint that made BARE Conductive famous. The activity introduces students to …

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Robotic Art Project Tries to Learn from Audience

Axel Tidemann, their robot [self.], and Øyvind Brandtsegg. (Photo credit: Ole Morten Melgård, NTNU.)

There have been numerous attempts to create a robot that learns the same way as a child. What makes a new project out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) different, is that one of the primary researchers is a professor of music. “We’re …

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Get a Feel For Electronics with Squishy Circuits

Instructions for this and other Squishy Circuits are available on the company's Website. (Photo credit: Squishy Circuits.)

If you’re eager to explore basic electronics in an out-of-the-box way and have an artistic bent, you’ll likely love a Squishy Circuits Kit. The concept behind the kit is simple: create one dough that conducts electricity and one dough that does not, then use the doughs …

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Super Awesome Sylvia’s WaterColorBot 2.0

Need an extra copy of your latest vector image? WaterColorBot 2.0 can paint lots of identical copies for you. (Photo credit: Evil Mad Scientist.)

This artistic CNC machine can work in two ways: it can paint based on completed vector artwork, or work along with you as you sketch. It can use a variety of mediums too, including pens, pencils and watercolor paints. Two little motors built into the wooden …

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The Arduino-Compatible Scamper Robot Kit

The basic, assembled Scamper robot. (Photo courtesy of Dagu Hi-Tech Electronics.)

The Scamper Robot Kit looks like a lot of fun for those who enjoy integrating art and robotics. Among other things, the bot can be used to draw programmed patterns. The creators of the bot have even been experimenting with using a 100 mL syringe to release …

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BeachBot Creates Huge Pictures in the Sand

BeachBot creates huge works of art in the sand using a special rake individually adjustable tongs. Photo courtesy of BeachBot.ch.

Disney Research and ETH Zürich teamed up to create an artistic robot that draws in the sand. BeachBot uses a rake with individually adjustable tongs to create lines in the sand, drawing abstract art and Disney characters. Three special balloon tires move the bot along with beach without a …

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