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This post will document a new SpurtBot design. This design integrates a mini breadboard and can be set up as a no-solder project for kids by pre-soldering wires to … Read more

Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial Drones

Make Magazine asked me to write a short online gift buying guide on aerial drones. I really didn't know much about the topic going in, but a lot of research later, and here is the Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial Drones.

I want to thank everyone who commented or emailed me input. I really, really appreciated it!

Original Post:

I've been asked to write a short online gift buying guide on aerial drones. I only have a couple of days to do it, so any advice is appreciated.

Prototype for the LMR Robot Building Workshop at MakerFaire
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  Update: 2012-09-07: Chris the Carpenter has his prototype all done.          This is a prototype for the Robot Building Workshop Chris the Carpenter and I … Read more

LMR Banner Available for Events

Hey, all! Oddbot had this great banner created for the ShenZhen Mini Maker Faire. 

The original banner is 2.8m x 1.8m @ 300dpi giving a resolution of  33,071 x 15,354 pixels. Here is a much smaller one for you to look at. Click on the photo for a bigger image.

LMR at Maker Faire 2012 NYC

 

Let's Make Robots has big plans for Maker Faire New York (September 29-30). Check this page for the latest info.

Or visit LMR at Maker Faire 2012, which has links to LMR activity at other Maker Faire venues this year.

Purpose: Piranha Tank was developed expressly for the purpose of pursuing Fish Tank.  Chassis: Piranha Tank's chassis was custom printed by Chris the Carpenter … Read more
Drives slowly and nearly unstoppably looking for infrared fish to eat.
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Videos: Introducing FishTankFishTank UpdateFish Tank Meets Piranha TankCode: ver 0.3 is the basic code with obstacle avoidance and IR followingver 0.4 adds some … Read more

Great robot shield ideas gleaned from LMR members

I just felt like commenting on how much I have learned from others on Let's Make Robots. This was recently brought home to me when I decided to build a robot shield for the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini. This is a custom bare-bones Arduino compatible board created by LMR member brooksware2000