Friday, September 30, 2016

Scribbler 3 Educators' Courses in Iowa

Robotic's Educators are the best!
Ken Gracey posted a great story here at Parallax Insider News about the very first Scribbler 3 Educators Course - held in Iowa. Lots of great photos are posted too! Here are a few...
 I wish Ken was a bit more enthusiastic!
S3s on the loose! Who left the door open?
Look at these spiro-graphic images below!
I am very excited about this bit of information shared at the end of the article... 

"Are you an educator who’d like to learn about the S3? We’ll be running some YouTube Live sessions for you in October! The week of October 17-21, I [Ken] will be running four one-hour YouTube Live S3 Robot and Blockly introductions. Each presentation will be 30 minutes of demonstration followed by a questions/answers. Details and signups will be posted soon!"

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Disney's Jimmy

A Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot from DisneyResearchHub. What does that mean? Disney Research has created Jimmy, a robot that moves at lifelike speed. It uses air/water actuators and can operate safely with humans. The version shown is controlled by a human puppeteer and that is why it is referred to as a telepresence robot.

Disney Research is an international network of research labs, with the mission to push the scientific and technological forefront of innovation at The Walt Disney Company.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Different Scribblers and Different Whits

The new S3 and the new Whit*

The old Scribbler and the old Whit*

* Same happy roboticist!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Graphic Inspiration

The graphics for the S3 robot tutorials over a are clever, creative and just plain fun. Thanks Courtney for making these so fun!


Why? I saw this tonight at Target. Size 12 months!

Why are the coolest robotics' shirts sized for children only? This  one is very elegant - adult colors - subtle pattern - super cool! Why, I say, why?

When will this wrong be righted?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

More S3 with Ping)))

Parallax S3 with Ping))) ultra-sonic sensor measure the distance to objects a 45, 90 and 135 degree and then drives to the nearest object.