18 Aug 2016
In July, Wade and I entered our second Robot Riot (Robot Riot: Mile High Voltage). We made a couple of improvements to
and sent him off for training to a friend in the mile high city....
18 Jul 2016
Check out RobotGeek 101!
I always wanted to have a substantial set of lessons that I could point people to for getting started with RobotGeek and Arduino in General.
is my attempt at that set of lessons. The...
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...
24 May 2016
Robot and the Human Connection Video
Just before the Northside Mini Maker Faire wa upon us, I got a call from Patrick Martin, a journalism student at Northwestern. He asked if he could come by the office to interview me and create a...
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...