It’s always great to hear about readers’ projects, and the details of Gadget Master work in progress, so thanks to Tom for recently sharing his work with us. It involves a school electronics project to build a prototype robotic guide dog, no less!
Before we launch the imminent May/June 2012 compo, let’s have another themed roundup of posts… on Mindstorms
When Robots take over the world, will they play Rock-Paper-Scissors? Well, one of their precursors does (featured at Robogames 2011 for the Lego Open challenge, where it won first place).
Thanks to our sister site New Scientist for flagging this vaguely unsettling device. Here on Gadget Master we are keeping a close eye on Boston Robotics – that may be the source of the first major robot breakout!
I see that Julian Horsey on his Geeky Gadgets blog has had the spotter cameras out and found an inexpensive flying drone to keep an eye on things.
On the Culture Lab blog on our sister site, New Scientist, Sandrine Ceurstemont, editor, New Scientist TV shares some fascinating video of a swarm of robot helicopters that co-operate to play the James Bond theme on a variety of instruments.
I ordered an Android IOIO board from SparkFun recently – for the current gadget Master compo – and this tutotial on the same site caught my eye. It’s a tutorial by one “T Zero”, taking us through the creation of afore mentioned robotic arm….