Robotics

Make Robot Puppy, Not Robot Enemy: Boston Dynamics’ Latest Robot Dog

https://cdn-blog.adafruit.com/uploads/2017/11/boston_dynamics_spot_mini_new_2017.gif-1.mp4 via The Verge Robot maker Boston Dynamics, now owned by Japanese telecom and tech giant SoftBank, just published a short YouTube clip featuring a new, more advanced version of its SpotMini robot. SpotMini, first unveiled in June 2016, started out as a giraffe-looking chore bot that was pretty terrible at performing tasks around the […]

Robotics

Robotic Mini Me with Feather HUZZAH

Fantastic doll from Kitty Yeung on Hackster.io: While I’m still waiting for Culture Japan’s fully robotic SmartDoll, why don’t I start making my own version? I used a DolfieDream as my base. From their website, you can buy different figure models, wigs, eyes, eyelashes, etc. to fully personalize the look. The head comes with a […]

Robotics

Sphero R2-D2 Teardown by @Mindtribe: Potentiometer Encoder, Hall Effect Sensors, STM32F MCU, & More! | #StarWars

Check out this teardown by Mindtribe of the Sphero R2-D2 ‘bot highlighting some pretty expected and unexpected sub-circuits, basic components used in novel ways, and overall design & engineering choices: The Star Wars series has garnered attention for multiple generations. The revolutionary special effects, dramatic storyline, and personable characters have made it a staple in […]