Let's Make Robots!

Coolest thing about my job!

When I got my job designing new products for DAGU everyone told me how lucky I was. As with any job, some parts are better than others. As I write this blog I am currently writting an instruction manual for a new version of the Playful Puppy robot kit using the Mini Driver robot controller. This is one of my least favorite parts of the job. I also had to help with the artwork for the box, another part I do not like so much :(

So now you must wonder, what is so cool that I would write this blog?????

The Prizes We had really great entries from all over the world with this competition. I didn't want anyone to go home empty handed so I have put together some … Read more
Allows your robot to control PC applications / display sensor data
Using a
Gobetwino is a free program designed to allow Arduino boards to control PC aplications. Because it reads a serial com port it is not limited to Arduino boards and … Read more
Now has video of the robot playing a game and I've attached the code used in the video. You can run this on an Arduino even if you don't have the robot as the game … Read more
Heavy duty platform for commercial use
This is my first robot base designed for commercial use. The design is just a simple, round, differential drive chassis. The main difference between this and my … Read more

Could an artificial lifeform have a soul? A philosophical / logical debate

To begin with, I am not trying to start a religous war here but after reading merser's comment I decided that maybe it's time for a good philosophical debate. Really this debate has 3 parts.

Nerd eye candy!

I recently came across some very well done Sci Fi parodies from "barelypolitical" on youtube. I hope you find them as funny as I did.

 

Attempts to dominate the lounge room
Using a
I want to teach my seven year old son about robots. Lego Mindstorms is a cool system but way too expensive. K'nex is much cheaper and makes a great robot building … Read more

New Micro Magician V2

The new improved Micro Magician V2 is here! It has all the features you loved in the original Micro Magician but with an ATmega328P and improved power supply. The new black and yellow PCB looks great and is easier to read.

You can now download the manual from here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B__O096vyVYqUjNXVV9RMmFuNkk

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