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The PcDuino3B Mini Computer

The PcDuino3B can be programmed in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Java and Python. (Photo credit: Sparkfun)

With the pcDuino3B development board you can run a fully-functional operating system, such as Linux and Android. You can also use it as a base for your next robotics project, by adding Arduino shields. But the board comes with a lot of features built-in, including an …

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GoBox Delivers Robot Missions All Year Long

The GoPiGo2 robot is the centerpiece of the GoBox STEM program. (Photo credit: Dexter Industries.)

Dexter Industries latest endeavor is the GoBox: a STEM program for kids based on the Raspberry Pi. The GoBox includes the GoPiGo2, an easier to assemble and more durable version of the GoPiGo. Those who sign up for the year-long version of the GoBox will receive robot parts, detailed instructions …

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Patrol Your Home with a BB-8 from Sphero

When your BB-8 is done rolling around the house, set it in the charger (bottom) for a power boost. (Photo credit: Sphero.)

Now you can own a working replica of BB-8 from Star Wars. Hobbyists have been making their own versions since the movie’s trailer was first released last year. But this will be the first official robot based on the little Astromech. The robot can patrol your …

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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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Tetrix Prime Project – Part II

From: Pitsco Education Pitsco Education TETRIX Robotics TETRIX PRIME Robotics The next step was supposed to be to add the microcontroller and advanced mechanisms.  Well… I got to part of that.  I decided, with this one (as well as the TETRIX MAX Project) that the first …

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TETRIX Max Project – Part II

From: Pitsco Education Pitsco Education TETRIX Robotics TETRIX MAX Robotics Ok… The next step was supposed to be to add the microcontroller and advanced mechanisms.  Well… I got to part of that.  I decided that the first step was to make the platform fully four wheel …

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Modification Of The Dash Robot

Modification Of The Dash Robot

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Robotics Pioneer

Victor Scheinman is a pioneer in the field of robotics. In 1969, while he was a mechanical engineering student working in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), he invented the Stanford Arm, the first all-electric, 6-axis articulated robot, which was controlled by a revolutionary minicomputer.

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High Tech Human Touch Kite Robotics

In the next edition of EduBots, Stefan Spanjer, a reporter from Twente University will begin ongoing coverage of his company, KITE Robotics. In a series of reports, we’ll see his team run trials and site tests of their robot, while the company establishes roots and grows.

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Central Africa’s First Robotics Program

E D U   B O T S SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ROBOTICS Burundi American International Academy Bujumbara, Burundi, Africa Central Africa’s First Robotics Program, by Don Chambers   The first STEM curriculum school in Central Africa, the Burundi American International Academy, has reached a milestone to …

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