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Learning Electronics Via The J5 Obstacle Avoidance Robot

Hello to the LMR community. This first blog post is basically just an introduction for me and what I am about.

 

The Biggest Year Sale: 20% Off on Everything

Thanks to all your help of past year, we have offered customers and electronic hobbyists our best discount from 16th, Jan to 9th, Feb.

"Making Easier Possible", we'll try our best to develop more products to meet your requirements and continue to provide all you with high quality & reasonable price products and best services.

Click here to learn more about this promotion: http://www.icstation.com/newsletter/eMarketing/Chinese_NY_14.html

Halloween Sale: Whole Store On Sale For One Week, Up to 50% Off

ICStation.com offered a big sale from 22nd, Oct  to 30th, Oct for a happy Halloween night. All items are on sale now.

Here is the details for your reference:

http://www.icstation.com/newsletter/eMarketing/ICS_Halloween_Sale.html

Maker Carnival Shanghai 2013

Well, I just want to review the Maker Carnival in Shanghai last weekend (Oct. 19 & 20). 

It was the second Maker Carnival in Shanghai and I may say it was a huge success. Many peopel came not only for watching but also asking questions and got in terested in the general Hacker/Maker activities.

DFRobot as a sponsor of the Maker Carnival had a booth showing new products and projects. Her you can see the Insect bot mini prototype.

Kickstarting Moti: Smart Motors + App

Hey Everyone! I'm part of a small team in Toronto that's Kickstarting an open-source tool to make it easier to build robots.

What robots did you start out using?

Hi everybody! I'm a new-found robot enthusiast and I was interested in which robots all of you hobbyists started out messing with. Any answers would be great I'm really excited to get started!Thank you! :) 

Banana Robotics Grand Opening

Hello,

Our family has been tinkering around with robots for more than a decade and we decided it was time to share our experience and enthusiasm by starting Banana Robotics.

On-line store up and running!

I just published my first website: www.salvage-1.com and it should be live any minute now.

I will be adding items on a daily basis as I have over 2000 part numbers currently in stock as well as all types of unique and interesting items.

There will be certain core items, (like the soldering stations), that I will always sell but other items, (due to the nature of the surplus business), will be limited quanity. What that means is, when they're gone, they may be gone for good. I buy at auction every other Saturday so there will be new and different items added continously.

Avoids Obstacles and Light..
Using a
Phil Is Made of very light weight aluminum, milled to a 8x9 body and a max height of 6 inches. I prefer to use servos as his means of movement for the main reason … Read more

Robot Combat League

A new TV show, Robot Combat League starts on SiFi channel. 8:00PM Arizona time but check your local listings.

Only caught a brief teaser last night but it looks pretty good. I just hope it isn't just hollywood's idea of fighting robots that are nothing more than men with vacuume-formed plastic body parts attached. We'll see:-)

I need YOUR ideas!! Please!

Helloooo all!!!

I wasn't sure where I should post this, but this seemed an ok place......

 

Robocop...ies

Sometimes, there are robots that are good as they are. It's not worth even to try to do my own spin of them. But because I like them so much I would like to have them/build them. So, I dedicate this blog post for reporting my assemblies of robot copies of other people famous robots in which I've just followed the instructions.

 

 

ALF - Analog Line Follower: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/33449

 

"We don't know if they are hostile, or simply unaware of us."               Read more
UPDATE 11/30/2012 Hello all, been pretty busy lately with things, but it was brought to my attention we don't have much time left for this competition! I've decided … Read more

Plastics for robotics

So I'm trying to figure out how to best manage the funds I have for purchasing some construction material. I've decided to go with some plastics and lightweight thin aluminum I can cut by hand.

The issue is, I don't know what the different types of plastics have to offer in terms of machinability and robotics platforms, besides Expanded PVC and Polymorph, which I have worked with in the past and still have some pieces left, but I don't care much for working with those materials at the moment.

Artificial Intelligence Questionaire

Hi Guys,

I'm new to robots etc. I am currently doing a school project on artificial intelligence and wanted to do some research. I thought why not go talk to the experts so here I am. I have already done some background research and already know the general definition but part of the project requires me to gain information from a range of sources. This is a kind of questionaire/interview to gain new sources from experts.

Robotic Bee Colony

 

I was out for the weekend and it seems there was a lot of talk on this subject. It happened that I had one of my bee hives swarm and I had trouble retrieving it. However, this gave me a thought of changing the theme a bit: Robotic Bee Colony. 

Online RoboCraft anyone?

You may have read my idea for a Mini Robotic Ant Farm. I just re-read it yesterday and today I had a new thought:

Online RoboCraft!

euRobotics week - comming to place near you (if you live in europe)

Over 350 robotics related events throughout Europe with more than 130 participating organisations from 19 European countries

28th of November – 4th of December 2011

http://www.eurobotics-project.eu/eurobotics-week/eurobotics-week-2011.html

Unfinished Projects

I was looking through the Robots section on this website. I noticed a lot of posts (mostly old) of never started robot projects. These have pictures of parts, or hand drawn concept pictures, etc but the finished product never got completed for whatever reason.