Archive for April, 2016

Snapper arm on a Create 2 Base – Bricklayers Robot

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

snapperRoomba
Carl H made this robot for his final in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s RBE 501 class, and color us impressed! Using the iRobot Create2 as a base and a Snapper Arm to do the lifting, Carl has put together a robot that can build a wall, brick by brick. Since there was a limited window of time for completion of this project, there is still tuning necessary before this thing goes fully autonomous, but it’s super cool, and shows off the versatility of RobotGeek Parts! If you want to add a Snapper to your Create 2, check out the code on GitHub!

GummiArm keeps getting better

Monday, April 25th, 2016

laser distance with phone
We’ve covered the GummiArm before, but it’s an ongoing project, and it just keeps getting better! This time we have a video of the GummiArm taking a hit from a full 2 liter bottle and living to tell the tale! This is quite a feat, and well executed. As before, the project files are available here if you’re interested in building one for yourself.

Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2016!

Monday, April 18th, 2016




Trossen Robotics will be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 7th! This will be our fourth time attending, and we’re pumped to show off what we’ve been up to in the last year. We love inspiring people young and old to pursue an interest in robotics. We hope to see you there!

Have you seen RobotGeek Instructables lately?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

We’re rolling out a RobotGeek Project / Guide on Instructables once a week! Check out our Profile to see what we’re up to now!