Archive for August, 2015

Giant Robot Duel

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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Trossen Robotics’ own lead engineer, Andrew, has been hanging with the Megabots team (You know, the guys who are going to pilot America’s MK. II against Japan’s Kuratas in the first large scale robot duel that this planet has experienced in all of recorded history). If you want to see America become the first Mech battling champion of the world, you can back the kickstarter! While you’re waiting for the giant robot battle to happen, check out our gallery of Andrew’s miniature MK. II build!

Overly Dramatic Hexapod Video

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Overly Dramatic Hexapod

This video, posted by Ben Greer, is EXTREMELY DRAMATIC. Featuring a PhantomX AX Hexapod with a GoPro mounted to it (not to mention a sweet software stack), the video really captures some of the awesomeness of owning a Hexapod. This video was apparently made in Ben’s free time, which is really amazing, considering the high production value. Give it a watch!

Marquette University’s HEIR Lab Participates in RoboCup

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

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HEIR Lab (Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics), at Marquette University took their robot to RoboCup 2015 in Hefei, China! The team is lead by Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D., who has written up a fantastic post on the subject.

This week, our students in the Marquette University Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab are participating in perhaps the largest and the oldest robot hackathon in the world, RoboCup, in Hefei, China. RoboCup is sometimes referred to as the World Cup of robotics and artificial intelligence. This is the tenth anniversary since I founded and led the Spelman College SpelBots to our first RoboCup in Osaka, Japan and it is a privilege to lead our current, outstanding team from Marquette University College of Engineering: Matt, Adrianna, Ryan, and Sally.

For the rest of the post, check out his blog, and make sure to watch their Qualification video from RoboCup 2014 below!

New Products – 8/3/2015

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

New kits, parts, and upgrades!



Three new RobotGeek Geekduino Experimenter’s Kits are now available! Each kit gives you everything you need to start learning about an Arduino compatible technology, such as Touch Sensors, Displays, and Linear Actuators. Check out our whole line of Experimenter’s Kits!



The Artec Block Robo LINK sets are excellent entry level robotics kits for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education! The Artec Block system makes it easy to build robots without having to fuss with nuts and bolts. The Robotist series sets are a great step up from the Robo LINK series, using the same block system, introducing microcontroller programming.



The RobotGeek RFID Lock Box kit combines Arduino, RFID and a Project Box to make your very own personal safe! The lock box kit allows you to to program your arduino to lock and unlock the box with the swipe an RFID tag or card, it even stays locked if unplugged. Mildly secure your semi-valuables in this decorative conversation piece! The RFIDuino has been upgraded to Version 1.2. The old version is still available, but all kits will come with the new version.



New cables, both utilizing the 90 degree DC Barrel Plug, for easy plugging in tight spaces. The first terminates to bare wire tails, allowing you freedom to solder whatever you need to for your project onto the ends. The second terminates at a 9V battery connector, allowing you to quickly and easily power an Arduino, Geekduino, or AX/MX power hub.


That’s it for now!