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Guangzhou Science Center robot competition

As an advisor to the Guangzhou Science Center I occasionally have to go there and do some work. This time I was one of their judges for a local robot competition. There were 2 categories, non-programmable robots for younger students and programmable robots for older students. All teams received a sheet of 2mm thick heavy duty cardboard for their chassis and a kit from DAGU that included:

Throws oranges when it sees a certain color
This is a catapult/trebuchet made of canes, which controlled by a PC via an arduino and a servo connected to it using a USB cable. The computer runs the … Read more

Computer On Wheels Controller

Hi guys,
 
 
 
Since last week, I've been learning c++ and openFrameworks and creating a application to control any robot with a computer on it or, at least connected to one by someway.
 
It is supposed to be simple to implement and use.
You just need to run the application and program your robot to read the following chars and act corresponding to them:
  • 'w' to move forward;
  • 's' to mo

Breadboard Jumper Wires Conspiring with Resistance?

Yup, that's:
no black
not so brown
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
violet
grey
white
still no black
brown, finally

Transforms your Bland Bot into a Mega Rainbow Hippie
 How to Colour Your PolyMorph...........  Its taken me around 8 months to find the solution to colouring PolyMorph. Then i struck it lucky... an Artist Friend … Read more