Tag Results for VEX (6)

  1. MentorSearch tracks robotics competitions worldwide

    The website mentorsearch.us has put together a comprehensive map of robotics competition events around the world. It's still very US-centric, but includes a number of events in the UK, Europe, and Asia, as well as a few other countries. Each flag on the map links to the site for the event with information on how to get involved helping these students become the next generation of robotics geeks. At the moment it's focused on the various FIRST competitions, the VEX competition, and BEST Robotics, though hopefully they'll grow to include other options like Botball …

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  2. DIY R2-D2

    Spectrum's Josh Romero talked with R2-D2 builder Steve Simmons at Maker Faire to find out how this screen-accurate, home-built, VEX-brained replica works. For more on how to build your own droid, check out http://www.artoo-detoo.net/.

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  3. Robot kits for kids (hey, and robot-loving grown-ups, too!)

    Each year I get a handful of family members and acquaintances asking if I know about any robot kits their kids or grandkids might like for [insert winter holiday of choice here]. Since I know the question is coming from one of my uncles this year (howdy, Uncle Jim!), I figured I'd head it off at the pass and write it all down now for anyone else who's asking the same question. So after the jump, ladies and gents -- the Automaton Guide to Robot Kits, Version 1.0! …

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