26 May 2016
Geekbot Fun at Maker Faire Video + Photos)
The Mini Maker Faires were a huge success! The arena held up beautifully and the robots faired far better than I expected. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped.
for all his...
04 May 2016
And adding more lanes
Over the weekend I took the arena to a family party, and it was a big hit! I learned a lot about how people interact with it and a couple of 'bugs' that I need to fix. Leave it to little cousins to...
02 May 2016
We are widening the corridors (Quick Update + Video)
So the arena is coming along. Goals are built and painted, and we're almost done with all the trim. We're still working on obstacles, but the current cardboard boxes are good stand-ins. We cut...
29 Apr 2016
We are widening the corridors
Like I mentioned
we decided to build up a foam wall around the arena. This makes it really easy to setup, but leaves the arena a little rough. After a trip to the Home Despot, we found...
26 Apr 2016
We are building an arena, we are building it bigger
Next month is the
Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire
and fort the 4th year I'll be there representing
. Every year we have several robots ready for attendees to control like our...
11 Feb 2016
You Pass the Butter
Last year at the
Northside Maker Faire
Adrian Choy, Lead Robotics Specialist at Museum of Science and Industry
. Last month he got in touch with me about his amazing robotic competition,
08 Nov 2015
Well, it's been a while, but I'm back! I've had a few developments since my last blog (including new bots, a new 3D printer) but today I want to show off the next version of DynaPose. Last year I...
20 Sep 2015
Arm Link Updates
We recently updated the
RobotGeek Snapper Arm
with a new gripper, so I've been off in documentation land, getting...
07 Sep 2015
Custom Error Messages in Arduino
`The Setup: our
Arm Link Firmware
supports 3 different arms. A one line #define //#define PINCHER //#define REACTOR //#define WIDOWX Just uncomment the line for your arm and you're good to go, the...
24 Aug 2015
Get A Grip
With one of our crew out, I've been working double duty all week, so I don't have all too much to report on this week. One of the things that came up is the need for something a little more robust...