Project Jericho – A Tank is Born or At Least Designed

24 April, 00:27, by Aaron Tags:
Project Jerhico

The new project has begun. It has been codenamed Project Jericho, and the plans are being finalized. The boys and I have been planning this project for almost a year. It will be a track driven (tank) robot. We plan to run it from car wiper motors and some kind of timing belt or other […]

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Servos, What Are They?


In the world today addiction to gadgets is common and addicts are getting younger and younger. In the world of consumerism having possession of of the latest item is a status symbol. One aspect of technology which is entering consumer products is robotics and its various components. Although robots in industry continue to be expensive consumer robotics are getting cheaper and correspondingly the relating components follow the same pattern. Unfortunately some components of robotics continue to be costly and folk becoming involved in robotics as a hobby needs to be careful and educate themselves as much as possible to avoid expensive mistakes. One component commonly associated with robotics are servo motors but what are they?

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Snap Circuits Kits Electronics Learning as Easy as Legos

11 August, 22:08, by Aaron Tags: , ,
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

It finally arrived, the Snap Circuits Jr. kit I ordered.  It teaches kids the basics of electricity and is really fun. I was searching around for kits, and never imagined I would find something like this. When I was a kid, my dad bought an electronics kit from Radio Shack, but we never really understood […]

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Anybots Bring the Remote Location to You

02 August, 15:22, by Aaron Tags: , , , ,
Anybots robot

A new startup company Anybots has used a basic robot design to create a new use for robots. Have you ever wanted to visit another location but for whatever reason, you just couldn’t get there? The Anybots robot marketed as robocommuting. It allows a person to control the robot from anywhere in the world to […]

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Introduction to Electricity

02 August, 06:00, by Aaron Tags: , ,
basic electrical circuit

We all use electricity every day. From the moment our electric clock wakes us up in the morning until we turn the light off for bed at night. It has become so common place, that we take it for granted. I am going to discuss the various parts of an electrical circuit and what happens when […]

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Robot Programming : A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics [Paperback]

31 July, 23:01, by Aaron Tags: , , , , ,
Robot Programming : A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics

Review history and theory behind behavior-based programming… teaches skills needed for programming… test[s]… expertise… intuitive… deconstructs robot control into simple behaviors — Sci-Tech Book News, June 2004 * Teaches the concepts of behavior-based programming through text, programming examples, and a unique online simulator robot * Explains how to design new behaviors by manipulating old ones […]

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OWI Robotic Arm Edge

31 July, 23:01, by Aaron Tags: ,
OWI Robotic Arm Edge

From the Manufacturer Command the robotic arm gripper to open and close, radial wrist motion of 120°, an extensive elbow range of motion of 300°, base rotation of 270°, base motion of 180°, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches and lifting capacity of 100g. Some of the added features include a […]

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Robot Building for Beginners (Technology in Action) [Paperback]

31 July, 23:01, by Aaron Tags: , , , ,
Robot Building for Beginners (Technology in Action)

“I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start.”—David Cook Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is […]

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Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration

FIRE - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is putting $7 million into an education initiative called FIRE (Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration). It is designed to get kids and young adults interested in science and technology to combat the the decline in students pursuing degrees in computer science, science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Robots Kids and Homeschooling

28 July, 21:46, by Aaron

My wife Heather and I (mostly Heather) homeschool our 5 kids. This lets each of them decide what their interests are and lets us focus their studies on those interests. Since we started homeschooling our oldest over 8 years ago, I knew I wanted to teach him basic computer programming. I struggled for years trying to figure out how to teach something like that to kids…

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