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DFrobot sent me their latest robot kit, the insectbot kit. It’s a small 2 servo robot that’s easy to built and program. The kit is ideal for people who want … Read more
Fetch a beacon, Follow Me (beacon), and obstacle avoidance
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Work in progress. I don't know if this will be 2 robots or one yet. My wife got me an OWI Robotic Arm kit and a DFRobot 4wd Chassis for christmas. I picked up … Read more
For now, barely walks forward
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Still very much in progress, but I wanted to introduce you to Gutsy Jr. I received a trial Nova controller kit from DFRobot and had originally planned to use it in … Read more

Five free Insect Bot Mini kits

This is a free (well, it does not cost money) giveaway of 5 Insect Bot Mini kits.

 

All 5 kits are gone now, please do not request anymore but you still can comment :-)

 

Insect Bot Mini Workshop

Last Saturday I held a workshop in Xinchejian, our Hackerspace in Shanghai. The workshop was about to build an Insect bot mini.

Mecanum Robot

In my blog about the Shanghai Maker Carnival i wrote about the workshop and our VIP guests but not much about the other stuff. here it goes, the other stuff. One of the interesting objects was the Mecanum Robot (well, actually remote controlled), a project of my colleague Angelo. He build that monster, improved, failed, improved again to make it work. You might imagine how much fun it was to test it in the office :-)

Drags its ass around and avoids obstacles via IR
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Recently, Lumi's company DFRobot had a contest to give away sets of their Cheapduino ATMega 8 microcontrollers. JerZ and I each won a package by submitting project … Read more

ANNIVERSARY SALE, FREE SHIPPING and GIFTS!

DFRobot is now three years young. 

Usually the one who has birthday gets some gifts but this time DFRobot is giving away lots of stuff...starting with a FREE SHIPPING DEAL for all orders from today to July 12.

Each of the three days celebration will have some special discount with up to 70% off.

I will shut up now and let you go shopping :-)

Silicon Crusher

Ok, here is our entry for our company intern Sumo Robot Competition. 

The name came to me in a blink of an eye :-) Silicon Crusher (or short SC) is based on the MiniQ chassis as the other participants too. The rules are not exactly Mini Sumo rules but based on it (http://robogames.net/rules/all-sumo.php)

Win a Cheapduino Set

Sorry for posting that so late but there are still two days to go.

Win a Cheapduino Set by submitting your project idea to the DFRobot contact address. See details here: 

http://www.dfrobot.com/community/monthly-gear-giveaway.html

This submission will end by June 19th, so you still have two days time to get a project idea and submit it.

Please read the rules in the provided link to qualify for DFRobot's "Monthly Gear Giveaway"

As I discovered "Bob" I had purple filament in my office 3D printer. Well, i thought it would not make it to the robot section since I am not having enough time to … Read more

Maker Faire - Editors Choice - Cheapduino

Maker Faire in San Franzisco. I could not be there but still got something on my desk this morning. 

Yeah, that's the Maker Faire Editor's Choice banner, given for the DFRobot's Cheapduino and signed by Andrew

I found this DFRobot challenge and I thought, 'Hey, it's been a while since anyone has posted a link to a contest on LMR'. Then I thought, 'What's the difference … Read more
This is the improved version of the Edwardo V2.0 posted by Grimjack1973. We are working in colaboration and had to change the chasis design due to a few flaws. We … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
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Introduction: MASHR is my attempt to build a start here robot for beginners. It is Arduino based, but didn't use a standard Arduino booard. An Romeo all-in-one … Read more