Archive for January, 2014

Robots for kids

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

There’s been some interest in robots for kids.
Robotics is a combination of mechanical engineering (building the robot and making it move), electronics, and programming. There are different kits which let you experiment with these.
First up is the InsectBot by DFRobot. This is similar to the insect robot I built, except I built mine from scratch […]

More updates on my robots

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Lots of updates on my robots.
The first robot I was worked on failed when I let all the magic smoke out of the MotorShield.
Instead, I built a walking (insect) robot from the book, Arduino Bots and Gadgets. It was a scratch build rather than from a kit. I scavenged a couple of parts from my […]