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Maker Faire 2013 in Hannover

Last weekend the first Maker Faire has been landed in Hannover, Germany. It was a great success and a real time experience for me. The only bad things I can tell, it was too short (only one day) and too hot. Approximatly 4500 visitors have visited the exhibition and our booth was surrounded with crowds of people all the time. Too less time for me to walk around to see other makers. 

This is FrankenBoB, formerly known as WhiteBoB, my interpretation of BoB the Biped. It is named after Frankensteins creature, because it reminds me, when I see it … Read more
Walks araound and avoid obstacles
Using a
This is 'Little Red BoBette', another member of BoBs army. The name is taken from an old Prince title, 'Little Red Corvette'. BoBette is my first female robot. She … Read more
Using the Wii Remote IR camera directly with an Arduino
Using a
The Wii Remote became a very intersting tool for hacking and other uses where it not has been mentioned for. After the first hacks appears in the internet a lot of … Read more
Our honored LMR founder Frits has been contacted by marcmart.com an electronics distributor. They asked him about writing a review for a Makeblock product. So Frits … Read more
Show how to improve the output of analog sensors
Indroduction: The Sharp GP2Dxxx family is often used in robotics as distance sensors because the sensors are cheap and everywhere available. The normal use of these … Read more
Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more
How to use timer and interrupts on Arduino boards.
    Update 07/24/2013 04/24/2013 Example 3 has been updated to work with Arduino v1.x.Added ArduinoTimer101.zip examples source code for Arduino v1.x .    Read more
Tutorial about how to teach your BoB Biped to walk
Introduction This tutorial show a way to teach your BoB to walk and turn in an interactive process.  For using the Poser software you will need a real BoB biped. … Read more
Draws pictures on the floor
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more