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Subway from Canal Street, NYC to Akihabara, Tokyo

April 8th, 2007 at 11:57 am » Comments (1)

Last October I posted about my shopping trip down Canal Street in New York City and recently Mathew from Nolebotic commented that Canal sounded like Akihabara in Tokyo. I had never thought of it like that and I think he is right. You can always find cool stuff in both places. The the question came [...]





Skateboarding Robot

February 4th, 2007 at 8:34 am » Comments (0)

Enjoy. Here is a Humanoid RoboOne style robot skateboarding.





MIT Team Creates Autonomous Flying Robotic UAVs

November 27th, 2006 at 5:59 pm » Comments (1)

This appeared on Engadget today and it truly peaked my interest. Lets face it, robotics, flying vehicles, SWARM technology, and autonomous design are cool in their own rights, put them all together and you have an uber-geek dream. I’m lovin it! The MIT Team is using DraganFlyer helicopters, Gentoo Linux, Gumstix, and Vicon Motion Capture [...]





Microcontroller Kit For Kids

November 20th, 2006 at 9:03 am » Comments (1)

Chris Davies of SlashGear.com found an excellent item to add to the top of you kids Holiday list, a microcontroller experiment kit from Thames & Kosmos. Chris writes, “The Microcontroller kit from Thames & Kosmos (I can’t help but think of a British/Russian design collaboration when I read that name) is intended to give young [...]





Top 10 Robot Gifts For 2006

November 1st, 2006 at 10:38 am » Comments (1)

The holiday season is almost upon us, and you may be wondering what to get the hobby robot builder in your life, so here are some suggestions. The list is not in order of best to worst or anything, and there is no scientific reasoning for this list. This is just, in my opinion, the [...]