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Send your robot to Maker Faire

Can't make it to Maker Faire this year?

Maybe your robot can!

Last year, quite a few people sent their robots to me to be displayed at Maker Faire. They were a big hit! I even made up some shirts to thanks some of the folk that sent robots from far away.

 

This year, guibot and the great team over at artica.cc sent me one of their Magabot tele-presence robots. It just arrived and it is really cool. I can't wait to get is all set up. Maybe some of you can come to Maker Faire via tele-presence. More on that later...

 

In the mean time, if you would like your robot to come to Maker Faire, even without you, please comment below or PM me quickly. There's still time, but the longer you wait, the less likely you'll be able to ship it to me on time!

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That's awesome, Markus. 

Are you talking about H.E.A.N.D.?

Hi Andrew,

My robot would be ready to ship if you like. Can you pm me the address?

I guess my wall transformer can not be used in the US (230 V~/50 Hz input). Do you have an according wall transformer to power the robot (min. 9 V/450 mA DC or AC output)?

Ack. Near miss.

RoboDoc was within 1 mile of my house, but due to a road closure, they are going to deliver tomorrow.

PM sent. Thanks a ton!

Regarding the transformer, I can supply one. What do you mean by 'DC or AC output'? 

In my PM, I mistakenly thought we were talking about H.E.A.N.D, but RoboDoc will be very welcome at Maker Faire instead. He's awesome!

The output of your wall transformer can be DC (Direct Current) or AC (Alternating Current). The internal power supply circuit of my robot can handle both. The output voltage of your wall transformer just should be >9V that the 7805 of my internal power supply works properly and the output current should be >450mA that enough current is supplied to the robot. The data should be mentioned on the rating label of your wall transformer.

Got it. No problem.

The output voltage of your wall transformer should not be more than 15-20 V though. I took the robot this morning to work and we measured the heartbeat rate of the staff. Unfortunately we used a power supply with an output of 24 V and we blow up the input capacitor of the internal power supply of the robot (I had used a 1000 uF/16 V). I just replaced the cap by a 35 V type. So will send out the robot tomorrow :)

No problem. I can use a 12V transformer, which should provide plenty of margin for your power supply.

Please PM me any tracking info when you ship the robot. 

Hi Andrew,

No, it's a new one I am working on since a while.

I will be there at the Cognizant booth during certain times.