Saturday, July 8, 2017

BlocklyProp Continues to Amaze!

This Parallax ActivityBot is controlled by sms, and it's coded with BlocklyProp. Thanks to Michel Lampo for posting this on Blockly for Microcontrollers Facebook page. The power, ease, and flexibility of BlocklyProp continues to expand and amaze.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Where's Wall-E Poster

This is so cool! Hat tip to erco again - Parallax Forums here and to the post here on Reg's Microcosm

You can buy the poster on Etsy directly from the artist,  Richard Sargent - Thanks, Gordon! Same Parallax Forum link.

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A key to all the robots, along with version 2, follows the jump...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Things Are Always Hopping at U.C. Berkeley! - Check Out the Jumping Robot

IEEE Spectrum has a great article by Evan Ackerman about the Salto-1P, a bouncing robot.  You can read the whole article about Salto-1P here, but this video explains more than words ever can. Hat tip to Eric (aka erco) for posting this on the Parallax Forums.

One of the coolest and most frustrating thing about all of this is that this was developed at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab (there is all sorts of stuff posted here! See also Biomimetic Millisystem Lab Youtube channel,  Expo21 linkUCB Robotics on Facebook).

Long before I was experimenting with robotics, I went to seminary at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley - I could have walked there!

I also could have driven to Rocklin, California (Home of Parallax) in an hour and a half. Ugh!