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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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Teaching robots the way we teach babies

Researchers used info on how babies follow an adult’s gaze to “teach” a robot to perform the same task. (Photo credit: University of Washington)

Babies learn about the world by exploring how their bodies move in space, grabbing toys, pushing things off tables and by watching and imitating what adults are doing. But when roboticists want to teach a robot how to do a task, they typically either write code …

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Rokit Smart: The Educational Robot That Can Be Built 12 Different Ways

Robolink of San Diego, California has released a new product designed to teach students about robot construction and program on Kickstarter. Known as the Rokit Smart ($129), this table-top robot can be built in 12 different ways. It comes with many programs pre-loaded, and the Hacker’s …

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Learn How to Build Robot Parts in Solidworks

During the Solidworks 101 course, participants learn about CAD by designing parts for AMPY the robot, above. Photo courtesy of Solidworks 101.

If you’ve always wanted to design your own robot parts but don’t know much about CAD software, a new course by industrial designer Adam O’Hern will get your up to speed. The online course, called Solidworks 101, is designed to teach beginners how to use the software for real-world applications. Ultimately, participants …

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Learn C with a Robot that’s Ready to Climb

The RP6V2-C was designed as a fun way to introduce students to the C programming language.

If your love of robots predates the Web, you probably remember a little guy called the Rug Warrior Pro. Without any formal training in electronics and only one other robot under my belt, the Rug Warrior Pro was a real challenge for me to make. It probably spent …

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