Finally, we have our gooseneck solution for mounting cameras on robot arms or for mounting stationary cameras or sensors. Goosenecks are awesome for quick and easy positioning without having to build complex custom mounts for each situation.
Today’s Kickstarter shout out is for RK-1, an adorable wifi arduino bot to be controlled by smart phones and tablet devices.
From the project page:
The RK-1 is a fun mobile robot, that uses an ad hoc wifi connection, which is controlled using your iOS or Android device.
The control board on the robot is built on the Arduino hardware/software architecture, which is open source, and the controller software and hardware will also be available open source. The idea is to give the community the ability to make Arduino projects mobile. There is no end to what you can do- you can add sensors and actuators to this fun little device and control it remotely.
I have implemented a new and amazing way of controlling the robot using swipe gestures.
Forum member tom_chang79 is back with a vengeance! He’s using micro-servos driven by an ARC-32 powered by a 4S LiPo battery for his newest creation – a Octapod that’s super small! Tom bought himself a 3D printer to help teach himself CAD, and he used his new found knowledge to create the body of his ocotopod. He deisgned two custom chassis for his new octopod, he’s calling the OCTCHASSV000.
We absolutley love this little crawler’s movements. Despite its small size, the ocotopod has alot of power and character. Learn more about the crawler here
Looking for a treasure? How about a Treasure Box? Because we can help you with that. Take your projects to a new level of style and mystery with our arduino project Treasure Box!
Looking for a more rugged solution to our Standard Floor Mat Switches? Well we’ve got it! We now have four different sealed floor mats in stock in two different sizes, and two different trigger weights. These particular switches are a perfect solution for monitoring security points, inventory, and more. While the mats are most often used in security applications but it can also be used for projects such as interactive arts, stage triggers for plays, animal behavior tracking and more. They can even be placed underneath carpeting and welcome mats.
Stay tuned for new products as well as some new videos!
This Saturday, May 18th we’ll be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire! The faire runs from 10am-4pm and will be filled with amazing and creative projects from the Chicagoland area, and beyond!
We’ll be demoing some of our crawlers like the PhantomX Quadruped and Hexapod. As well as some of our other robots. So whether you want to try out our crawlers or just chat about robotics, stop on by for a great time.
While we were at RoboGames 2013, Don Miller from Mad Lab Industries came and asked us to help him with a special project – to deliver up some hot tacos using a modified version of their Grasshoper Hexacopter. A short time later we had successfully delivered taco after taco, just like the mythical Taco Copter. But how do you top delivering tacos with a quadcopter? Why, you deliver them to Grant Imahara himself.
Today I ate a taco that was delivered to me by a remote control quadcopter. I love living in the future.
— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) April 22, 2013
Check out the video below to see the taco drop in all its robot-y goodness.
When the Mythbuster’s team needs a creative eye-tracking solution for one of their myths, who do they turn to? Our friends over at EyeTech of course! Over the the last two years Jamie Hyneman has been working with EyeTech on a cool project that uses eye-tracking technology and one of our PhantomX Robot Turrets. The eye tracking solution is being used as part of the 10 year anniversary project – a rocket powered car! So keep your eyes peeled when you tune in Wednesday May 1st at 9pm EST/PST to see the project in action!
This year’s Robogames and Mech Warfare was an absolute blast! We watched Com-Bots battle it out, Kung-Fu bots compete, and of course the Mech-Warfare contestants fight for supremacy. Check out this gallery for a taste of the Robogames experience.
Stay tuned for more photos, videos, and news from Robogames/Mech Warfare 2013
It’s finally that time of the year – Robogames 2013! The Trossen Robotics team will be on hand for the weekend’s events, especially for Mech Warfare!
Whether you’re there to see the robot rumble or you just want to talk about or latest products, we’ll be at the mech warfare arena from 3-7 Friday through Sunday. Or you can drop is a note on Twitter or Facebook to figure out what we’re up to.