Sunday, September 28, 2014

More Robot Priest Stuff...

Feeling more job security after watching this video... The whole story is here on Mashable.

A Google Image search of Robot Priest came up with these...

and this classic also used on my sidebar!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Recent Updates on Mars Curiosity

After 2 years and nearly 9 kilometers of driving, NASA's Mars Curiosity has arrived at the base of Mount Sharp to begin a whole new phase of exploration. Video from September 11.

And in video from September 25 - Curiosity has collected its first drill sample from the base of Mount Sharp. The scientific allure of the layered mountain inside a crater drew the team to choose this part Mars as its landing site.

Amazing real work is being done far away from Earth with such advanced robots working with teams here directing the process!

Klenk Tools Wire Cutter and Stripper

Parallax is now selling these. It is the Klenk Tools 2 in 1 Wire Cutter Stripper. Looks like they work really well and they are not expensive at all. Added this to my wish list.
Edit: These are on the way... Couldn't resist.

More info here - Two in One Wire Cutter and Stripper Documentation

Friday, September 26, 2014

My S2 Article Is Two Years Old!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Parallax’s Red Hot Scribbler 2 Robot

Parallax's™new, bright red, S2 is designed to be a worthy successor to their original blue Scribbler Robot. Powered by Parallax's Propeller chip, a multicore processor ideal for robotics, the opensource and user hackable S2 should have everyone from beginners to experienced users excited and experimenting right out of the box. Read More »
Hard to believe that this was two years ago!

    Arlo Running ROS

    Here is a demonstration video made by ChrisL8 over on the Parallax Forums here. He is using this Arlo Robot with ROS software in an incredible mapping demo.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Saturday, September 20, 2014


    Today is the Robothon sponsored by the Seattle Robotics' Society. More information can be found on their Facebook page - 

    I am wearing my T Shirt!