Monday, January 22, 2018

Beeper the Robot

Beeper the Robot - knitting pattern is available here - $5.78. Pretty neat project!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

More Figure Eight Challenge in 2018

Eric Ostendorff's (aka, erco) "Rocky the Robot" bangs out the first Figure Eight of 2018! The challenge began way back in 2012! Still fun and the thread at the Parallax Forums is still active with new posts all the time. I've got a few videos there myself. Got to agree with erco, "That is awesome!"

Thursday, January 11, 2018


This is exciting! Ken Gracey tweeted, “Something interesting is getting built in the @ParallaxInc manufacturing area today.”
Ken adds in another post, "This LaserPing sensor is coming soon - precision 0-100 cm distance measurement at 50 Hz. The communication protocol is compatible with the Ping))) Ultrasonic Sensor, so the same BlocklyProp block will be used.
Geeks and roboteers, rejoice!

Acro-botics from CES 2018

From my friend Eric Ostendorff, "erco" who is attending CES 2018. Eric says, "Coolest new robot trick of CES 2018!"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Kind of Art...

Found a reference to Eric Joyner's work on a Parallax Forum thread (hat tip to mikeologist)  . Love this...

Eric's website is at Some example from his gallery... FANTASTIC!

A book of Eric Joyner's art called Robots and Donuts is here on Amazon. Just ordered one! Could not resist!

Edit: Just dropped the artist a note at his site to share this post and my appreciation of his work! Fun stuff!

Edit some more... This is coming out in February 2018 - Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner - Click here.

Edit - one more - part of what makes this special to me is the San Francisco Bay Area connection. I went to seminary in Berkeley, California at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific. It is where I meet my wife!