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Ardunio - The Documentary

That you guys might like this....   :)

This is a great one to watch running at about 28 minutes, very impressive and a great story behind what we find in so many of our robots today.

Arduino - The Documentary

SeaSwarm MIT project to clean up gulf oil spill

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/mit-seaswarm-autonomous-robots-coming-soon-to-an-oil-spill-near/

Now the next thing they need to work on is a swarm to clean up the great pacific garbage patch....

Logging of data from a bluetooth connected device to a database.
My something else.  Logging of data from a bluetooth connected device to a database.  The idea of this device is to allow the user to record up to X (currently … Read more

Book recommendation: Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology

This book was recommended by one of my coworkers. It was something he read a while back when studying electronics and robotics several years back. After looking at the book, I have to say, I think this could be something a lot of folks might be interested in here.

Here is the description for the lazy...  :)

Closeout sale on parallax RFID reader at RadioShack(US only)

This might be a location to location thing but I found my local RS had several at the great price of 9.97.

Doing a search on google shows other people have found this deal and picking them up where available.

This is from the parallax forum mentioned it as well.

I'm considering going back to RS to pick up another one or two.(I want to save some for others...though some folks seem to be just buying them all.....  :/

UNIO memory breakout board

A few weeks back I aquired some memory chips(samples rock). These are the special unio memory chips, essentually 1 wire for both input and output. As this is an 8 pin chip with only 3 of the pins being useful, I decided to try to make a simple breakout board with some small 5x5 hole pcb boards I grabbed from SF. These unio chips can be used with the20x2, 28x2 and 40x2 and the three pins are vcc, vss and I/O. The chip id is 11aa040(4k memory)

As recommended, I've added a small pullup resistor to the board. This is the results of...

This is just a simple firefly that I built with some stuff I had lying around. It uses a tricolor led, 3 lr44 1.5v batteries, an attiny13 and some other … Read more

pretty cool fountain

Found this while surfing the interwebs. Thought it was interesting and I'd share it with ya's folks

It uses some common components(well, aside from the uv leds that aren't available at your local hobby shop)and a pic.

 Now just makes me wonder how to do something like this...code wise.

http://cre.ations.net/creation/the-time-fountain

The wild world of Robots!

Amusing infographic on robots...