Tag Results for robot kits (13)

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Maker Faire Highlights: My Favorite Robots

    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 a flashlight. It also has whisker and tail sensors that make …

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