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ALS ICE bucket challenge for makers

As you all already know, the ALS ICE bucket challenge is flooding the internet with funny and not so funny videos of people getting a cold ice water shower for a good reason. We from DFRobot also did our part to get some videos more online.

We hijacked that challenge and extended it to all makers around the world. Makers who get challenged need to build a rig which somehow poures the water out of the bucket or something like that

walking straight forward, turn left & right, backwards. Avoiding obstacles with the Sharp IR sensor, beconing, laying down, getting up, glowing blue
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It's been to long that I submitted something here. Now I got my new workplace in our new home...nothing fancy but mine ;-) There is still a lot of things to improve … Read more

Toys for kids with disabilities

 

UPDATE July 5.

In the las couple of weeks, several hacked remote controlled toys made their way to the kids. See how they like it.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=256712307853021&fref=nf

If you want to helo, please contact the email addresses in the end of the video.

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Free trial 24 channel Veyron Servo Controller

It's time again, go and grab your free 24 channel Veyron Servo Controller. All you have to do is write a comment there or shoot the DFRobot guys an email. We would really like to see a review after you tested the controller.

 

Just make people looks awesome
The last couple of days all our stuff prepared something for the Maker Faire. One of the gadgets is a pair of steampunk goggles which are designed be our mechanical … Read more

360 Degree Laser Scanner Development Kit (RPLIDAR)

Some years ago we were dreaming of a nice and cool and also precise way to map a room or the surroundings of a robot. Today it's coming affordable and available not only for high funded institutions but for all the hobbyists and robot builders.

Driving around, avoid obstacles and edges. Will have some more functionality but that's still to be determined.
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UPDATE April 29, 2014: As for request of fello LMRians I've put those motors in the shopping section of Letsmakerobots: Micro Gear Motor UPDATE April 21 2014: Sadly … Read more

Vendor list discussion

Great that we have a market place now on LMR. However, we might need to modify some small bits of it.

In my opinion we should hide the personal data (phone number, email, physical address) from the public and make a registration mandatory. It's ok to keep the buyers on the safe side but also the vendors need protection. First protection against spam, I am getting every day phone calls with intersting offers for insurances, finacial sevices etc. 

That's all for now...i hope we can get some other opinions. I will create an account there, that's for sure :-)