Thursday, July 28, 2016

Exciting Things Coming from Parallax!

Fun stuff is on its way from Parallax Inc. - Robots for Education. This is the new S3 robot which is coming soon. It features a hacker port on the surface of the new green robot. Anxiously awaiting this being on the shelves! 

Special thanks to Ken Gracey at Parallax for giving us this video peek!

Monday, July 25, 2016

I, Robot Cover Art

Publishing in 1956 (two year's before me!) by Signet Press, the cover of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot has got to the the coolest ever! Check out that price of 35¢  What a classic! I love this book...

SRS's 2016 Robothon T-Shirt

A new design in Blue has replaced the...
Original White
My friend Carol Lynn Hazlett made this post today on Facebook. She says, "Here is an early preview of this year's SRS's Robothon 2016 T-shirt. The design is by my brother Robert Rosenburgh." 

Love the design and already have my name in hat to get one!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Saw a great video about this place and what the do on Facebook. It is the Brooklyn Robot Foundry and you can visit their site here and on Facebook here.

A little video sample...

You can even have a party there for children or adults!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blockly for the Propeller and S3

Ken Gracey at Parallax shares great news about the work of summer interns developing Blockly for the Propeller for use with the new S3 robot. Read all about it here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Current T Shirt Want List

Posted below is my current T Shirt Want List and the source for each. Let me know if you know of one that I need to add to the list... My friend Carol Lynn Hazlett always keeps me posted about the latest SRS Robothon T Shirt!
Parallax BOE Bot Front, White at Cafe Press
Parallax BOE Bot Back, White at Cafe Press
Home Brew Robotics Club, Navy at Cafe Press
Vitruvian Robo, Cardinal Red at Cafe Press

CMU Robotics Club Front, Black at Zazzle

CMU Robotics Club Back, Black at Zazzle

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

99 Great Links!

Check out the links here. The graphic and introductory description below are from the source. Here also is a description of the field of Mechatronics from wikipedia (there is great graphic there too!).

Mechatronics is an exciting, interdisciplinary field that combines electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials, robotics, and control systems. This is a great field for technically minded engineers who enjoy working on software, hardware, and everything in between.

Mechatronics has applications in manufacturing, aeronautics, and any other industry that relies on automation. It is not only intellectually stimulating, but offers a wide array of job opportunities in academic and industrial settings. Anyone with an engineering mindset and a broad set of interests could find endless rewarding challenges in the field of mechatronics, and as robotics continue to gain popularity in manufacturing, military, and even home-use applications, there will be no shortage of jobs in the industry. There are sites here that cater to advanced mechatronics students and professionals, as well as those just starting out. This is not a ranking list, since the info presented covers such diverse territory across the disciplines of mechatronics, robotics, haptics, and electrical engineering overall.