Let's Make Robots!

MyKeepon coming soon

Is anyone else waiting with anticipation for the release of the MyKeepon toy from http://beatbots.net/project/mykeepon/ this fall?

I wonder how hackable it will be?

 

Where do you spend your robotics dollar (or Yen, Euro, Yuan, Pound, Franc...)

You may have noticed that Frits has negotiated some sweet discounts for LMR with a couple of robotics shops. Check the bottom of the main page.

Using an LMR discount code, ALABTU, you can get 5% off and an additional 5% is donated to LMR to pay for costs of running the site.

My question is, why just a couple of shops? Where do you spend your money? Let's get a list going of the shops where we spend the most, and see if we can negotiate some deals.

Ideas for a Children's Museum Exhibit

There's a very small children's museum near me, and I've talked to them about putting together a robot exhibit. They've shown some interest, so I'm going to put together some ideas. Here's where you come in...

Review: Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini

 

Introduction

Brooksware2000 (Curtis) nicely sent me a couple of ATMega 328 chips flashed with the Arduino boot loaders, since I had mentioned that I wasn't set up to flash the chips I had myself. He included an Arduino clone board he made, and asked me to let him know what I thought. And so I bring you a review of the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini!

Mr Loboto

I was looking at Digi01's Turbot and thinking how cool it was to have a robot that could move and react to stimuli without any software. Some poking around showed me that the original Turbot was a creation of Mark Tilden, the inventor or BEAM robotics.

BEAM stands for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics. It is a style of robot making that takes it's inspiration from biology. Most BEAM robots are controlled with simple analog circuitry rather than a microcontroller.