Tag Results for MAKE (16)

  1. Video: NYC Soldering Championship

    Since many robot makers are fond of a soldering iron, I thought I'd post this video here. Produced by Spectrum's Josh Romero and Monica Heger. Some details: IEEE Spectrum stopped by Ignite NYC, where Bre Pettis and the NYC Resistor hacker collective hosted a contest to see who had the fastest soldering iron in the city. The contestants all raced to build a TV-B-Gone kit, and the first to turn off the TV won. …

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  2. Robocars find racetrack in every room

    From the creator of the Yellow Drum Machine comes this pair of robocars that can turn a living room into a furniture-ridden racetrack. Here's how fritsl, the maker, describes the hardware and control: Wall Racers was made by 2 cheap (and crap driving) RC cars. I gave them sensors (SRF05), tuned with an extra battery, and gave them own logic / "robot-brains" (Picaxe 28). Primary target is to stay close to the wall, drive fast, and overtake the other :) He says he wants …

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  3. Robot Highlights from Maker Faire

    Spectrum associate editor Josh Romero on his favorite robots from the Faire: If there's one thing you can count on at Maker Faire, it's the presence of robots. They're everywhere in all shapes and sizes. Sure, it was impossible to miss the giant electric giraffe, but size isn't everything. Take Herbie the Mousebot (a robot kit from Solarbotics) - if you judged just by the number of delighted smiles and giggles coming from children's faces, this had to be the winner. The little robot has a light sensor that it uses to follow around a beam of light from …

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