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The State of Free Hardware for Robotics | FreeIO

The State of Free Hardware for Robotics | FreeIO | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
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MAKI - A 3D Printable Humanoid Robot

We are happy to reintroduce MAKI, a robot which can be replicated using a desktop 3D printer and off-the-shelf hobby electronics.
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If the printable InMoov robot is too complex for your level, take a look at Maki

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Entrance to SR2014 now open | Student Robotics

Teams may now register interest in entering teams in our upcoming SR2014 competition
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Entrance to the #Student #Robotics 2014 now open, if you have a team of 16-18 year olds interested in robotics, encourage them to sign up!

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RK-1 Robot Is A Wireless Arduino Mobile Robot For iOS & Android

RK-1 Robot Is A Wireless Arduino Mobile Robot For iOS & Android | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Geeky gadgets RK-1 Robot Is A Wireless Arduino Mobile Robot For iOS & Android (video) Geeky gadgets If you are looking for a neat little robot you can control from your iOS or Android device, you might be interested in the new RK-1 robot which has...

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Hack Space Robotics Development Platform

Hack Space Robotics Development Platform | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
A big problem with “intelligent” robotics today is that hackers put so much time into making the hardware chassis for their robots that when they’ve gone through all that effort they don’t even begin...
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HSRDP is a project for the London HackSpace to help bring ROS into the hobby circles while providing a high level robotics experimentation platform for the more software aligned enthusiasts.

Disclaimer: Author's project

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The State of Free Hardware for Robotics | FreeIO

The State of Free Hardware for Robotics | FreeIO | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
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Watch-controlled Arduino robot claw

Watch-controlled Arduino robot claw | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

"The claw mechanism is 3d printed from a design on thingiverse, and Arduino controllers are used to manoeuvre the robot and servo motors. Data is sent from a Chronos watch whose buttons and built-in accelerometers tell the little critter what to do. Kind of."


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Journey towards a complete robot...

Journey towards a complete robot... | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

How to make a tank robot :)

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TechCrunch | Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups

TechCrunch | Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Dmitry Grishin, founder of Grishin Robotics, believes that robots - personal robots, not boring ones like the Mars Rover - are the future.

"It has been very difficult to do something really big in robotics for the last 20 years.
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JavaScript Arduino Servo Control Tutorial

JavaScript Arduino Servo Control Tutorial | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Bocoup is an open web technology. This is our home page (RT @rwaldron: Tutorial: Control an Arduino Servo w/ JavaScript!

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Homemade tracked vechicle | Community of Robots

Homemade tracked vechicle | Community of Robots | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

DIY tracked vehicle, not quite a robot but a good way to make yourself a tracked platform on the cheap

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AeroQuad Forums - AeroQuad - The Open Source Quadcopter

AeroQuad Forums - AeroQuad - The Open Source Quadcopter | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

The AeroQuad is an open-source hardware and software project dedicated to the construction of remote controlled four-rotor helicopters, also known as quadcopters or quadrocopters. The latest software also support additional multicopter configurations!

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Venture Capital (VC) Funding for Robotics in 2011 | Hizook

Venture Capital (VC) Funding for Robotics in 2011 | Hizook | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

It's good to know that there is increased interest in robotics from venture capital firms, good news for those who want to promote robotics from a hobby to a business!

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BIPED ROBOT NEWS JAPAN: The 10th Robot Survival Game at Mokei-juku, Tokyo (Feb.26, 2012)

BIPED ROBOT NEWS JAPAN: The 10th Robot Survival Game at Mokei-juku, Tokyo (Feb.26, 2012) | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

Robot Survival Game was planned by Tanaka-san and Bishii-san. Mobile, not only multi-legged robot or biped robot but also mobile with wheel or caterpillar, which equipped with toy gun, hit sensor and camera system, can join to play survival game. The 1st Robot Survival Game took place at Akihabara, Tokyo on July 19, 2010 and the game takes place every 2 months. Tanaka-san also planned several kind of survival game, such as Extermination Battle, Flag Battle and Fortress Battle. 

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InMoov » open-source 3D printed life-size robot

InMoov » open-source 3D printed life-size robot | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
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Emergence of 3d printed printing has made it much easier to print complex robots at home

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AVC - How difficult can it be ?

AVC - How difficult can it be ? | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Ever since the SparkFun AVC started a few years ago, I’ve wanted to enter. But living in the UK made it difficult to justify the expense of flying to Colorado for a robot competition. This year, pu...
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Interesting blog of one of the participants of the #sparkfun #avc #robot #competition, detailing the design of the rover

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The Official Arduino Robot

The Official Arduino Robot | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
The Official Arduino Robot - I Programmer
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The new Arduino robot looks a bit like a robot vacuum cleaner, but it has a lot more going for it and it certainly doesn't suck - well not unless you add an air pump to it.

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Ofcourse have to mention the Arduino robot

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Build Your First Robot (as seen in Popular Mechanics Magazine)

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Simple robot, of you are in US it costs just over $16 but very easy to "cut" your own!

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10 Ready-to-Roll Robots that Run Linux | Linux.com

10 Ready-to-Roll Robots that Run Linux | Linux.com | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Linux.com - For the community, by the community, Linux.com is the central source for Linux information, software, documentation, how-tos and answers across the server, desktop/netbook, mobile, and embedded areas.
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Arduino 4 Wheel Drive Robot Aluminium Alloy Chassis 4WD Platform [bzb8780033] - $35.00 : Bizoner.com, Online Shop,Arduino Boards,Shield,Tools,Sensors,Robot,Cables,Hobby,Sell

Arduino 4 Wheel Drive Robot Aluminium Alloy Chassis 4WD Platform [bzb8780033] - $35.00 : Bizoner.com, Online Shop,Arduino Boards,Shield,Tools,Sensors,Robot,Cables,Hobby,Sell | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

This 4WD ardunio compatible mobile Platformis a great way to get into mobile robotics without the complexity ofthe mobile aspect of the bot. Well worth a go for beginners!

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The AFRON 10 Dollar Robot Challenge

The goal of the AFRON "10 Dollar Robot" Design Challenge is to design a new class of affordable robots for learning (especially in primary and secondary schools)

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Hexy – Open-Source, Low-Cost Hexapod | | ArcBotics

Hexy – Open-Source, Low-Cost Hexapod | | ArcBotics | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

A kickstarter funded initiative to bring a cheaper, open source robotics platfrom, deffinitely one to keep an eye on and great to see so much interest from kickstarter!

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Robotics

Robotics | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

A great collection of instructables for a range of skill levels.

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Tutorials : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits

Tutorials : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

Adafruit has a great set of tutorials that should help anyone get started with robotics

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IRobot co-founder Rodney Brooks key note speech at Robotics Innovation Challenge 2012

The IRobot co-founder Rodney Brooks gives on overview of the robotics industry over the last few years and it's future, well worth a watch for any robotics enthusiast

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David Anderson demonstrates his method for creating autonomous robots

David Anderson of the Dallas Personal Robotics Group demonstrates his techniques for subsumption based behavior for robots. David Anderson provided some addi...
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