Saturday, November 28, 2015

NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle

NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) via my buddy erco over at the Parallax Forums. Wow!

More info and lots of history  is in this pdf from NASA. Check it out here -

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday BB-8 LED Watch

My Black Friday pick-up for 2015 - BB-8 LED Watch from Game Stop - As you can see, it was $14.99 and was on sale for $4.99. Original price was a bit much, but who could resist at 5 bucks?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

YouTube Tutorials on Electronics

potatohead over at the Parallax Forums pointed us to this guy's YouTube channel - w2aew. Lots of really good tutorial videos at this link. Here is his intro.

Good stuff! This proves something I've thought for a while - Amateur Radio is clearly a great place to learn about electronics. Thanks for the tip potatohead!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pope Bot, 'The Papal Robot Hitchhiker', Passes Through Chester County

See the whole story here -

The Figure Eight Challenge - OVER THE TOP!

erco's Figure Eight Challenge over at the Parallax Forums has a new champion! Check out these videos from forum member MikeDYur . Great work - all around! Everything about this is well done... Congratulations!

April 9, 2018 Note: Videos removed at the requestion of the owner.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Great video from JPL. 2015 marks 50 years of successful NASA missions to Mars starting with Mariner 4 in 1965. Since then, a total of 15 robotic missions led by various NASA centers have laid the groundwork for future human missions to the Red Planet. The journey to Mars continues with additional robotic missions planned for 2016 and 2020, and human missions in the 2030s.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

robots dreams

robots dreams is a very interesting site with lots of news, information, resources, video and merchandise - all to do, of course, with robotics! My kind of site! Check it out at

Here is an example - The site had this video from Maker Faire where Meccano introduced two new humanoid robot kits. This is also where I found the Punk-O-Tron (posted below).