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Here’s a nifty project I found off of Hackaday – how to build your own 16 point (4bit) digital compass. Instead of using the popular 3bit Dinsmore compass the author decided to build his own. The author attached a magnet to a reflective encoding disk. Using four infrared photoreflectors he was able to read the […]

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RoboGames 2006 looks like it was a big success. Here are some stories, videos, and pictures from the event: MAKE Magazin Day 1 MAKE Magazine Day 2 Flickr Photo Pool LaughingSquid.com coverage Geek Intertainment Inverview with ExoSkeleton maker, Monty Reed I’m sure there’ll be more to come.

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Don’t forget about the RoboGames coming up June 16-18th in San Franciso, USA. Tickets and pricing information are here. $55/$40 for a three-day pass, and $20/$15 for a one day. Here’s a video on YouTube about the games. Should be awesome. Anyone going?

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Here’s a fun link for your Friday enjoyment – a rollar skating Robo-One. A quick check over to our favorite Japanese-related robot site, Robots Dreams, revealed more information. The robot, named Plen, has 18 degrees of freedom and stands 9 inches tall. It retails for about $2,000 USD. More information and video of Plen are […]

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LEGO has officially announced that the firmware for the NXT will be open source. In addition, they will be releasing developer kits for hardware, software, and bluetooth. From the press release: The Software Developer Kit will include the NXT driver interface specification and necessary tools for creating third-party programming environments.  The Hardware Developer Kit will […]