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Junkbot Competition Winners!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

First Place:

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All the submissions to the junkbot competition were great, and we hope everyone had fun doing it! Our first place winner was Enigmatic Electronics with the Robot Grumpy Cat! We really loved this guy, and we’re likely to use it as inspiration in some RobotGeek projects. Watch the video, they put a lot of effort into it! They even did an unboxing video of the super mysterious robotics grab bag. It paid off doing it for the meme, so keep up the good work guys!

Runner-up:

Now we know we said there would be one winner, but we were torn because all of the submissions were so great. We had to pick out a runner-up because we just loved watching solenoids pop ping pong balls in every direction! Joesinstructables made not one, but two projects that include full instruction! The Arduino Ping Pong Ball Cannon fires ping pong balls in all directions (and we want one for the office), and the Arduino Ping Pong Pinball machine looks like a lot of fun!

Congrats, guys! Each of you will be receiving a $200.00 gift certificate to Trossen Robotics!

Thank you to all the participants, we’ll be doing more competitions soon!

Junkbot Competition Deadline Extension! (now October 26)

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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We’ve been selling so many of the Super Mysterious Robotics Grab Bags! With so many people just getting involved in the contest, we want to give you all an extra month to make your robots! The new deadline for the Junkbot Competition is October 26! All of the entry rules still apply. Winner takes home a $200 Trossen Robotics Gift Card and all the glory of having made a cute/funny/cool robot using a randomized selection of parts!

Junkbot Competition:

We wanted to do something fun with this, so we’re going to have a junkbot competition! Winner takes a $200 Trossen Robotics Gift Card, and all the glory of having made a cute/funny/cool robot using a randomized selection of parts!

How to enter:

  • Purchase the Super Mysterious Robotics Grab Bag, and keep your order number
  • Build a robot that makes use of the parts in the Grab Bag
  • Put a video, pictures, blog post, or any other media you can think of that displays the best qualities of your robot online and send us a link at trsupport@trossenrobotics.com with the subject line “Junkbot Competition”

Win!

  • A winner will be selected on October 26, so have your bot made and shared with us by then.
  • Winner will receive notification of their win, a $200 Trossen Robotics Gift Card, and a blog post showing off their creation!

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!

Come See Us At the Chicago Mini Maker Faire This Weekend!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

This Saturday, May 2nd 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, including the new HR-OS1. So whether you want to try out our crawlers or just chat about robotics, stop on by for a great time.

HR-OS1 Humanoid Endoskeleton Shipping Has Begun!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

HROS-1 Staging

We’re happy to let you know that we’ve shipped out the first 15 HR-OS1 kits! If you’re one of the people who we’ve shipped to you should receive an e-mail with your tracking number shortly. We are on track to have the next 20 kits shipped out by the end of the week. The last 15 kits will be shipped out early / mid next week.

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We will be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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We will be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, May 2, 2015. This will be our third time attending, and we’re pumped to show off all that we’ve been up to in the last year. We love inspiring people young and old to pursue an interest in robotics. It’s also pretty sweet that we were featured in a Meet the Maker post on front page of the Mini Maker Faire website. We hope to see you there!

Full line of DYNAMIXEL Pro servos are now available

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The full line of 2014 DYNAMIXEL Pro servos and accessories by ROBOTIS are now available for order from Trossen Robotics. These new servos take precision to a whole new level, with resolution up to 501,900 steps/rev while spinning at up to 30 RPM and putting out 44 Nm of torque! Prices start at $590 and go up to $2,790. Get ready for professional grade precision and durability; compactly packaged to meet your most challenging design requirements.

The nine different models are divided into two basic footprints (42 mm2 & 54 mm2) and three performance series (L, M, & H) to meet all of your requirements. Combine them with the ROBOTIS frame system and accessories to upgrade your designs from hobby to professional-grade.

L-Series Servos M-Series Servos H-Series Servos Frames, Adapters, & Idlers

Not sure where to start? Check out the DYNAMIXEL PRO M42-10-S260-R servo for a fantastic combination of performance (263,168 steps/rev, 1.5 Nm of torque, and 28 RPM)  and compact size 42 x 42 x 84 mm. Full specs, dimensions, documentation, and 3D models for each servo can be found on the individual product pages.

Robot Projects, and Videos, and Pictures, and Discussions Oh My!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

RobotProjects

 

 

 

Do you have a cool robot project you are working on? Have you posted it in the TRC projects gallery yet to share it with others? No? That is very selfish of you. Everyone loves to see cool projects. So come check out what others have posted and add your own.

There are also Community Videos, photos, and of course our active forums.  The Mech Warefare forums are always buzzing because people like building robots that shoot each other.

If you haven’t visited yet, come say hello!

REV3 3D Printing Seminar, Oct 29th

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Rev3 is having their first seminar. Tomorrow, October 29th Mike Vasquez will be giving a talk about 3D printing. If you want to learn more about the wonderful world of 3D printing head over to the IIT Rice campus at 6:30pm!

 

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Rev3 is an innovation center located in DuPage County, Illinois that is focused on helping people and companies manufacture products, software and technology to drive the third industrial revolution. From astonishing waves of innovation to new product concepts, to technology that changes business models – Rev3 is a place of emerging opportunities.

Like many co-working spaces and incubators, a key feature of Rev3 will be the opportunity to collaborate with and share ideas with other users. Rev3 is a place you will want to come to work. Even if you are a solopreneur, Rev3 will give you the opportunity to develop your business in a communal environment.

Win a Box of Robot Refuse!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Update: And they’re all gone! Keep an eye out for our next give-away next week!

Trossen Robotics Robot Refuse

Woot has their Bag of Crap and Sparkfun has their Dumpster Dive – well we want in too!

We’re introducing the Trossen Robotics Robot Refuse Box. This package is chocked full of all sorts of odds and ends from our office. So what all might be inside these mystery boxes?

  • -Robot Prototypes and Chassis
  • -Stickers
  • -Product Samples
  • -Retired boards and plastic plates
  • -Did I mention Stickers?
  • -Assorted Junk

There might have even been a product or two from the photo-room that snuck into the mix. Keep in mind that these boxes are a completely random assortment of parts, none of which are explicitly designed to work with each other. Each box is different, no two are the same. These boxes come with no warranty, support, instructions or documentation.

We have 10 boxes to give away, and each person who gets one will have the added opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate. Just build something using parts out of the Robot Refuse Box, and send us a picture or video. Our favorite entry gets the gift certificate!

So how do you get your hands on one of these amazing parcels? Keep an eye on our Facebook Page over the next couple of hours and find out!

Note: We will only be shipping Robot Refuse Boxes to addresses in the U.S.A.