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Hobby Robotics with Free Software: Part 1 - Lego Mindstorms

Hobby Robotics with Free Software: Part 1 - Lego Mindstorms | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
My son has expressed an interest in getting into robotics as a hobby/learning exercise, which is pretty exciting to me, too. I want to get us set up to do some fun stuff, and I don't want things to be too hard so that we never really get started.
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Robots motor into the Middle East

Robots motor into the Middle East | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
The World Robot Olympiad is held in the Middle East for the first time, helping encourage children to learn more about technology.
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chipKIT Uno32: first impressions and benchmarks - Hack a Day

chipKIT Uno32: first impressions and benchmarks - Hack a Day | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Following Maker Faire, we’ve had a few days to poke around with Digilent's 32-bit Arduino-compatible chipKIT boards and compiler. We have some initial performance figures to report, along with impressions of the hardware and software.
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Android ADK robot

Phil checks out a little robot being powered by the Android ADK and a Nexus S. Creepy.
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Use your android phone sensors on the arduino !

Use your android phone sensors on the arduino ! | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

Jonathan has written a great Instructable showing how you can use Android's sensors and processing power using a ~$10 BT module with Arduino! Given how cheap some android phones are it makes an amazingly attractive development platform!!

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Drifting Robot Car - The Latest in Hobby Robotics

Learn how to make a drifting robot car with a few cheap components and some simple code in this tutorial episode of The Latest in Hobby Robotics. The car use...
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A Complete Education in Robot Builder's Bonanza - Wired News

A Complete Education in Robot Builder's Bonanza - Wired News | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
A Complete Education in Robot Builder's BonanzaWired NewsWhat I find so interesting about the current state of robotics is the sheer speed at which the field (and, to most of us, the hobby) is progressing.
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Micromouse robot completes maze in under four seconds (video)

Micromouse robot completes maze in under four seconds (video) | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

Micromouse robot completes maze in under four seconds (video)

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Robot + Kinect + DSLR = Roborazzi the autonomous photographer | ExtremeTech

Robot + Kinect + DSLR = Roborazzi the autonomous photographer | ExtremeTech | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
t is estimated that over 3.5 trillion photos have been taken since the invention of the modern camera almost 200 years ago -- and with the exception of satellites and unmanned drones, almost all of those have been taken by fellow human beings.
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Arduino – Modifying a Robot Arm

Arduino – Modifying a Robot Arm | hobby robotics | Scoop.it

Arduino Robot Arm - Hack the EDGE robotic arm to work with Arduino and Processing using a few L293D / SN754410 DC motor control chips (tenho que dar continuidade a esse projetinho http://t.co/muOqdiNE...)...

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A robot that flies like a bird

Not quite a hobby robotics project but still awesome: Plenty of robots can fly -- but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a larg...

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Google I/O 2011: Cloud Robotics

Ryan Hickman, Damon Kohler, Ken Conley, Brian Gerkey Learn how developers can accelerate the pace of robotics research and development and make high function...
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Ollie- a DIY autonomous robotic blimp

Ollie- a DIY autonomous robotic blimp | hobby robotics | Scoop.it
Ollie is an open source blimp-based autonomous and ambient robot that dwells in human habitats. Ollie is observant, often flying in a manner suggestin...
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