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AI.Frame funding

I've got in contact with the people behind the AI.Frame robots and there are some quite interesting designs. We've got some kits to try them. Now AI.Frame is going the next step and want to collect some funds for a first batch production.

http://www.pozible.com/project/178499

You might recognize some stuff in the pictures. Yeah, my friend and me took that pictures in our DFRobot office.

Maker Carnival Shanghai 2013

Well, I just want to review the Maker Carnival in Shanghai last weekend (Oct. 19 & 20). 

It was the second Maker Carnival in Shanghai and I may say it was a huge success. Many peopel came not only for watching but also asking questions and got in terested in the general Hacker/Maker activities.

DFRobot as a sponsor of the Maker Carnival had a booth showing new products and projects. Her you can see the Insect bot mini prototype.

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 :-)

 

3D printed LMR Logo Bot

Since I need to test and improve the 3D printer on my desk I wanted to print a LMR logo bot. After a short request in the forum I've got the 3D file from birdmun, who else could answer that qucik and even have the right thing you need. bird, thanks man....you are the true LMneRd ;-) That is the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4vgif5tude0v63/LMRLogobot.stl 

Now the pictures:

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 :-)

Funny story at my expenses

People, I already posted a pictures once hurting myselve. Now it's time again to get your laught at my expenses.

maybe you already know that from my facebook or G+ account but here we go again. 

What do you see? Ok, it's my big right toe... that much I will tell you.

Here another picture to make it more obvious.

Now, guess what happened?

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.

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. 

Logo Bot 3D model

In preparation for the Campus party I want to print some of the logo bots. Does anybody have the 3D model available? I do not have enough time to create it by myselves. Anybody up to create one which I could use?