Robot Construction Kits
Posted on April 23, 2014
By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits, Where to Start.
Robot Construction Kits can be distinguished from normal robot kits since they use modular parts and allow you to assemble different robots using the same parts. A robot kit on the other hand only allows you to build one robot. Robot construction kits are a great investment because they tend to include everything you need [...]
Arrival of the Mini UAVs / Drones
Posted on February 26, 2014
By Eric Nantel & filled under Drone, Toys.
RobotShop recently received the first shipment of several new Mini UAVs / Drones. Unlike many small R/C quadcopter kits on the market, these are RTF (Ready To Fly) models, so everything needed to fly is inside the box. Charge the battery, plug it in and take off. Two inexpensive models we tested recently allow you [...]
What tasks can a drone perform?
Posted on August 29, 2013
By Mario Tremblay & filled under Drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
When the word “drone” is mentioned, do you automatically think of spy operations and military strikes? While many people make this connection, it is only the tip of the technology iceberg when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Exciting new uses for UAVs (AKA drones) are on the horizon, and you will see them [...]
Arduino to Release Their First Mobile Robot!
Posted on June 03, 2013
By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.
If you have visited the Arduino website lately, you may have noticed a strange circular board under “Hardware” which Arduino has simply named the “Arduino Robot“. Arduino is set to release this new product in July of this year. The round shape is obviously for maneuverability (just like most robotic vacuums) and although the wheels [...]
Meet the DFRobotShop Omni Rover
Posted on August 14, 2012
By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.
Most three and four wheel drive omnidirectional robots cost $500 and up and are usually intended for the research rather than the hobbyist market. For those who have the knowledge to design and build their own omniwheel driven robot, matching all the parts can be a daunting task: finding the right motors, sourcing the wheels, [...]