December 23, 2008

WiigoBot Gets a Perfect Score

Take a Lego Mindstorms NXT, a Wii Controller, and a little ingenuity and the result might be the WiigoBot. The robot was programmed to bowl and, not surprisingly, had a perfect game. We expect that when the novelty wears off, Will Gorman will teach him to perform a grand slam or a perfect hole in one.

Via BattleBricks

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December 2, 2008

Hockey MANOI - A Work in Progress

Erin, aka "RobotGrrl," has created a Hockey MANOI. The Stanford EPGY Summer Institute student obviously has a ways to go, but she has managed to get him to move forward 6 times, shoot 3 times, go backwards 6 times and shoot again 3 times. Future plans include a wave shield and some tunes to play while he moves along. The sporty bot may not be perfected, but Erin has certainly made a valiant effort.

Via RobotGrrl

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July 28, 2008

PutterBot Golfs for You

For those who need a golfing buddy, Crabfu has yet another new bot to add to his already impressive collection. The PutterBot has 2 servos for tracks, one for the putter and one for its head. It also has a chassis made from a Tamiya kit. He mounted the head/light directly on the servo for a better gravity center and because "it just looks cuter." A right stick controls the bot's movements and the left takes care of the head and putter.

Via Crabfu

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July 3, 2008

Machine Science, Affordable Robotics Kits

Machine Science is a site that features robot kits that would turn any budding Science Fair entrant into a winner. Choose between a Starter Kit, a Mobile Robot Space Kit, a Text Messenger Kit, and others. They carry free project guides, tools, and miscellaneous parts with prices starting at about $40.00. They also hold annual Sumo Robot Wrestling Tournaments. We figure this video will provide a bit of an incentive.

Via Machine Science

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July 1, 2008

Robo-Pong, for the Ping Obsessed

There is always one person at every gathering that wants to play ping pong to the point that you just want to paddle him/her. What better gift than Newgy's Robo-Pong? Available in 3 models and several packages, the basic entry level 540 has low speed and frequency levels and a manual trajectory change. The package includes a ball thrower, bucket, control box, transformer, connection cable, and 48 robo-balls at a price of $229.00. Go for the premium Robo-Pong 2040 and it will capture and toss back for $695.00. Note that the commercial call its "ultimate opponent" a new species.

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