Archive for the Robotics Category

EDWARD

Posted in Programming, Random, Robotics on June 3, 2011 by timpattinson

Wow.  People in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide have made a Star-Wars esque “Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping.” Just like the Segway bot  you all made when you got your HT Gyro, this balances itself, even upside-down

This is what they look like in Star Wars. And in real life:

Not quite as evil-looking but still AWESOME.
I’ve attached their YouTube vid here:

More info on the official website.

Lego Mindstorms SE

Posted in LEGO, Link Of the Weeek, NXT, Robotics on May 29, 2011 by timpattinson

Commit To Mindstorms SE

Hello,

There is a Proposal for a Lego Mindstorms StackExchange site at the StackExchange  new site staging zone

In case you don’t know, StackExchange is a community powered Q&A site where you can ask and answer questions

You can vote up good answers and questions, and downvote bad ones, so it is community-moderated

Commit here

Four Lego Delta Robots

Posted in LEGO, NXT, People's MOCS, Robotics on April 22, 2011 by timpattinson

6 bricks, Four arms, A lot of LEGO , a  Sorter.

Over at Tinkernology  there’s an amazing creation on show.

Visual NXC

Posted in LEGO, NXC, NXT, Programming, Robotics on April 12, 2011 by timpattinson

Over at MiBo, sidneys1 is creating a new NXT-G-like IDE of NXC

It would be like NXT-G except

  • Open source
  • Less buggy
  • Based on NXC code, not LabVIEW
  • have the ability to edit the underlying code

MiBo topic:

http://is.gd/LOChkj

SourceForge page:

http://is.gd/oC6qZy

 

It’s ON

Posted in LEGO, NXT, Robotics on April 7, 2011 by timpattinson

The first official MindBoards contest has been launched

The topic is: Robot arm

It’s on form the 6th of April to May 30th.

themindstormman, the admins and I are running it.

More info: http://is.gd/7yJxvG

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