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Why are we so crazy? More lubby dubby bull$#*!

In light of the recent forum topics and discussions in the shoutbox I felt that I also would like to contribute the 'lubby dubby' bull$#*!.

I joined this site just over a year ago now. I was nearing the completion of year 12 and had been doing YouTube stuff for about 2 months. I had learnt how to use Arduino and had created several little creations. However, having a history with robotics I was drawn back to my robotic ways.

Campus Party London 2013 - Aftermath

This is the place where you will find the detailed report, pictures, videos of the Campus Party event 2013 in London with the view of our Letsmakerobots guys (well, and the guys from Roboternetz with whom we shared the table).

If you have been there then please let me know if you want to show or write something, so we can show it here in one big blog post.

Campus Party in London was held in the O2 Arena, one huge dome with a cinema, lots of restaurants and the big event area.

LMR Intro Video

 

 

Whilst editing my newest video I found I was getting a little sick of just having an LetsMakeRobots static image at the end of my videos. Because of this I thought I would throw together a short LMR clip to make it look all fancy and stuff.

You are free to download these and use however you like.

The YouTube video is of the clip.

 

Download links below:

mp4 Full HD

Campus Party London 2013

UPDATE SEPTEMBER  8:

Well, it's a couple of days now that the Campus Party closed it's doors and I am back home already. 

Review: Solarbotics Zendulum

Intro:

It's time to find a sunny spot in the house, put on some chillout background music, light some aromatic candles, all in all prepare to get in a Zen mood :)

Ready? Good. The last missing piece is the Solarbotics Zendulum to complete the scene:

Allows a robot to track body heat and flame
This is a new version of my compound eye.I am attempting to make a new version of Splatbot using a 6WD "Wild Thumper" chassis that can fight fires. The major … Read more

Live soccer robots on LMR

Recently Gareth suggested to me that it would be good to have 2 teams of my bi-ped robots playing soccer. This was too good an idea to ignore.

After talking about this idea backstage this is where we are at:

plays motion sequences
Using a
                 1st video - First test with the polymorph structure                      2nd video - A quick test drive               Read more

Some considerations about Letsmakerobots.com

Ok, let's start saying that i love this site and i'd like to see it grow. So here comes the things i don't like or that could imho made better. They have mostly to do with the use of drupal and its "flatting" of contents. IE You can't easily say whether you're looking at a robot page, at a forum page, at a blog entry etc, and i find it quite discomfortable.