Our good friends at Jameco just launched their Coaster Bot II: Robot Design Contest! You have to design a robot using a coaster (CD or DVD) as the development platform, or main body component. From there, anything goes. Design your CoasterBot with any function, shape or size. It may fly across the sky, swim under water or scale a mountain. It may shoot jelly beans, tie your shoes or peel potatoes. Your design will get awarded for creativity! Sounds like fun! Are you going to enter?
Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition is a super-sized version of Sphero that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Measuring in at a whopping 3 feet in diameter, weighing over 150 pounds, and reaching speeds still unknown, Peacekeeper ain’t your average robotic ball.
Exclusive deal on Sphero for readers of SERVO and Nuts & Volts Magazines! Sphero usually sells for $129, but if you visit their store at http://store.gosphero.com/ you can purchase it for $99. Use the coupon code NUTSVOLTSSERVO at checkout before Thursday, May 9th!
15,000 Participants from 24 Countries around the World Unite in Anaheim, Ca. for the Ultimate Competitive Robotics Showdown on April 17-20, 2013! The 2013 VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) World Championship, which will be held with free admission to the general public, serves as the pinnacle event of the season for the largest and fastest growing educational and competitive robotics program in the world. After dedicating countless hours designing, building, programming and honing their strategy skills at more than 400 local, regional and national VRC events, 700 out of more than 7,300 total VRC teams have earned the right to travel to Anaheim, California where they will form strategic alliances with other teams and challenge their toughest competitors playing the 2012-2013 season game VEX Sack Attack.