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Erin Kennedy is a maker and app developer. She started building robots when she was 13, with a Lego Mindstorms kit. Since then she has been documenting her quest to build social robots on http://robotgrrl.com. Her main robot, RoboBrrd is an animatronic character designed to help kids learn about robotics. Her work has been featured in her RoboBrrd build-a-long video series, on Instructables (www.instructables.com/id/RoboBrrd/), at several Maker Fairs (Maker Faire NYC Editors Choice Award) and at the weekly Robot Parties she organizes through Google+. Erin also mentors a FIRST robotics competition teams since 2009.
by   -   October 27, 2012

New tutorial- Get your Arduino working with Google+ Hangouts!


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by   -   October 23, 2012

Great video over at Trossen Robotics about various brains for your robot!


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Robot Bootcamp is our newest series and a great place to get started in the world of robotics.
In Episode 2, Andrew shows off the wide world of robot controllers. From the Arduino to the Raspberry Pi, Andrew will go over trade offs of different controllers and when you might want to use each board.

0:31 – Robotis Controllers
1:25 – Microcontrollers
4:51 – Phidgets & Netduino
6:04 – SBCs & Embedded Computers

by   -   October 3, 2012

It’s always interesting to see robot creations from many years ago. You can learn a lot from some old ideas, and what people did when they didn’t have the technology (or access to it) that we have today. This robot here is a flute playing robot. In the video they point out all of its degrees of freedom. Also worthy of note are its lungs.

by   -   October 3, 2012

The Doodle Bot Kit from Dagu is a nice way to get beginners interested in robotics. It can write and draw messages on white board or paper. Its brains are powered by an Arduino compatible microcontroller, and the robot can be powered with 4x AAA batteries.

Read on for a video and more information!

by   -   September 24, 2012

Here is a cool find on Instructables, Soft Robots: Make An Artificial Muscle Arm And Gripper

In addition to the cool way this is created, I like how mikey77 is thinking about how this type of robot will be good to interact with humans. Soft robots would definitely cause less injuries, so if they are working in a crowded environment, it would definitely be a good idea to apply them there!

If you’re interested in trying to make your own soft robot, check out the Instructable here.

by   -   September 13, 2012
by   -   September 13, 2012


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