Baked inside each LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Brick is the ability to code primitive programs. See how to use it to perform rapid prototyping “sanity checks.”
3D printers are great for prototyping, but nothing beats the consistency for milling multiple parts like a CNC router or milling machine. Here’s how to have one on the cheap.
Give your robot a happy face — or whatever look you’d like — with LED arrays.
The movie 'her' (and yes, they purposefully use a lower case h) brilliantly tells the not-too-futuristic story of a biological male who falls headphones over buffering wheels in love with an artificial intelligent (AI) operating system.
So, you’ve got a nice robot base. You’ve dug up some motors and wheels that you think will be perfect. Now what? Just exactly how do you attach the darn things?
Details of the build process are explained for the robot and the controller, plus take a closer look at the software for this telepresence platform.
Similar to last month’s SpiderBot hack, see how to take a $10 kit and turn it into programmable bot with a mesmerizing walking action.
Combat ZoneThe Combat Zone
Spanky is the newest robotic member of Near Chaos Robotics. Spanky was designed with two events in mind: DragonCon Robot Battles — an open platform Sumo style event; and the Sportsman class at Motorama — an event with a full arena.
This month, we address the other variable: torque. In terms of robot combat, torque is our fancy word for pushing power.
I frequently get asked about balancing weapon bars, and figured a simple guide might be helpful.
The Combat Zone
Here are some tips to avoid some common pitfalls at your first competition.