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New and Improved 3Doodler Pen

The 3Doodler 2.0 offers temperature and speed controls. Photo courtesy of WobbleWorks.

The folks at WobbleWorks LLC recently announced a new version of their popular 3D Printing Pen: the 3Doodler 2.0. WobbleWorks says the new version of the pen is thinner, lighter, and easier to use. Just like the previous model, the 3Doodler 2.0 works much like a pen …

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Robot to Play Beer Pong at CES

Empire Robotics CES booth lets humans test their beer pong skills against a robot. Photo courtesy of Empire Robotics.

Robots often dot the landscape at the Consumer Electronics Show, and this year one bot is showing off its skills at beer pong. Empire Robotics‘ demonstration pits humans against its novel gripper robot, the Versaball. The bot is actually intended for manufacturing. But frat boys should …

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Massachusetts Funds Multi-Million Dollar AUV Testing and Research Center

Dr. James Bellingham director of WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics announces the grant. Photo courtesy of Jayne Doucette, WHOI.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has received a $5 million grant toward a new center to test and research marine robots, including AUVs. The new facilities will include a rapid prototyping center, advanced pressure test facility, indoor robotic test tank facility, and an in-ocean test environment. …

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Simplify Prototyping with SparkFun’s Pi Wedge B+

SparkFun's Pi Wedge B+ makes it easy to breadboard your Raspberry Pi B+ ideas. Photo courtesy of Sparkfun.

Prototyping with a Raspberry Pi B+ is a lot easier with the Pi Wedge B+ by Sparkfun. The small, T-shaped board comes as a kit. Once built, it connects to the 40-pin GPIO connector on the Raspberry Pi B+, and breaks out the pins so that …

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3D Print Your Own Space Wrench with Plans from NASA

This isn't the first 3D-printed object made in space, but it is the first created to meet the needs of an astronaut. When International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, NASA knew just what to do. They "e-mailed" him one. This is the first time an object has been designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacture. Photo courtesy of Made in Space.

History was made last month when design files were sent to the International Space Station and used to 3D print a ratchet wrench in space. It was the first time 3D printer designs were ever sent from earth to space, to meet the needs of astronauts. “In less than …

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Flowstone Workshop 16

FlowPaw & Raspberry Pi

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Robot Surveillance

An autonomous robot embarks on a mission to identify and then lock-on to a coded target at the recent 2014 Robosub event held at the San Diego Transdeck.

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Emergent Behavior – Part 1

What comes after, is not what was meant to be.

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