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  • Roomba Battery NiMH 3500mAH  (500/600/700 Series)
    Excellent product
    Review by David
    New and fully charged it runs my Roomba for about 1 1/2 hours on hardwood floors ( a bit less on carpet). We run the vacuum twice a week to fully discharge the battery and the recharge. Over the period of a couple of years the fully charged run time declines to about 40 minutes.
    (Posted on 10/23/14)
  • Parrot Rolling Spider Robot (Blue)
    Fun Fun Fun
    Review by ant2ony
    I own many drones including the Parrot A.R Drone 2.0. I love these little flying robots from Parrot, flying them is so much fun. After receiving this Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider I was surprised of how small it is without the rolling wheel this mini drone fits in the palm of your hands. This done comes with the wheel detached but it took 5 seconds to assemble it however it may be a little tricky to clip it onto the drone and the manual is not very clear on this process but the videos online was very helpful, my recommendation is to watch the videos online to get familiar with the drone and to learn some tricks. I love the fact that this drone can be charged using a standard micro USB cable, The battery life may only be 8 minutes which is on the short side but after flying it for a while, 8 minutes is enough time to enjoy flying the drone. The drone is controlled using the Free Flight 3 app for both iOS and Android using bluetooth, even with bluetooth I could fly this drone around my house without any issue both indoors and outdoors even the connection stays strong I never lost bluetooth connection between my iPhone and the drone. The included camera on the drone is low resolution but a camera is not usually found on drones this small so this was a nice addition and takes decent enough photos and all you have to do is plug the drone into your computer to retrieve your photos. The best thing about this little drone is the app lets you customize how to control the drone by using your phones tilt function or touchscreen joystick and performing flips and rolling on walls and ceilings. I enjoyed using this drone while rolling on the ground it was so easy to control and performs like a small R/C car.
    (Posted on 10/21/14)
  • DFRobot Arduino-Compatible Screw Shield
    Muy útil
    Review by Adriana
    Buena relación calidad-precio.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Lynxmotion Mounting Hub - 3mm (pair) HUB-07
    Good Product
    Review by misperry
    This was a good product. Sturdy construction and it was exactly what I needed.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Arduino Starter Kit
    A great starting point
    Review by Sarah
    My husband was thrilled to receive the Arduino starter kit as a birthday gift. He built some projects in the book right away and has been coming up with all sorts of plans for his own. It's a great launching point.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
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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 [...]
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The 2013 Robot Christmas Gift Guide!

Posted on November 21, 2013

By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic, Entertainment, Pet Care, Toys, Vacuum.

Christmas season is just around the corner, and it’s time to send Santa your gift list. Why not select robotic gifts to help with household chores, to play, to build or even to experiment with. Here’s our top suggestions for robotic gifts for 2013. We’ve featured 10 great ideas that will make excellent gifts for [...]
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RobotShop Unveils the 5th Generation of It’s Web Platform, Launches new Robot App Store

Posted on October 26, 2013

By Carlos Asmat & filled under RobotShop.

In its 10th anniversary, at RobotShop we are very excited to unveil the 5th major upgrade to our web presence. Not only the user interface was refreshed and made compatible with the latest web standards, the catalogue browsing, and the search engine has been improved to make it more convenient to find the robots and [...]
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An Indepth Look of FlowBotics Studio V2

Posted on May 30, 2013

By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Software and Apps, Tutorials.

What is FlowBotics Studio? FlowBotics Studio is a new robotics software development platform: it boasts the powerful FlowStone graphical programming language, and includes many demo robotics projects to get you started.  It can be used to control just about any robotics platform, data acquisition board, motor controller, servo board, sound card, or webcam. FlowBotics Studio [...]
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RobotShop and DSPRobotics to Re-engineer FlowBotics Studio

Posted on January 22, 2013

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Lynxmotion, RobotShop.

We announced today our strategic partnership with DSPRobotics. We aim to develop a new version of Flowbotics Studio that will no only include several sample programs for driving Lynxmotion kits, but also will allow roboticists to use the full power of the FlowStone visual language to program robotic behaviours. RobotShop announced today that they have [...]
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... many of the different designs. To me, it is hard to say any is the ... are nice setups to do lots of experimenting with. My first hexapod ... later reused the C leg parts to build a second round one, which later ... correctly. T-Hex: Of the Oval robots, I think this one is the most ...
2014-05-08 18:38 by kurte
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... always be tradeoffs. I have tried to keep the same form factor as Lynxmotion ... the chassis of the existing robots. For many of the robots, this ... is no spare room. When we were experimenting with the BotBoarduino ... with. If I can ever afford to build a walking robot, the T-Hex is ...
2014-02-13 21:04 by linuxguy
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... for a new project that I plan to undertake :D (<-- one of the things ... I've done RC rovers, autonomous robots and designed and built a couple ... describe a bit what I'd like to build. Stand.jpg So, obviously it's ... At the moment, I do not plan to experiment with TA, which will most ...
2011-03-23 23:13 by Marcham
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... robot made out of Lynxmotion erector set pieces. I had a number of 1/4 ... really inspired by innerbreed's robots and I wanted to try to build a quad with the legs under the robot ... have made it possible for me to experiment and reuse parts. I just put ...
2011-02-22 18:44 by georgeecollins
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... OK? I know :lol: Later I may try to build something that looks like a target ... conflict in fixed IP address. More to experiment with. Of course it could just ... Also communication between the robots (DIY controller, master robot, slave ...
2010-06-22 10:25 by kurte
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... especially when I converted it to Xbee. There are still many things ... advantage. You could even switch robots back and forth on the fly this ... control. Might also be fun to build a version that you can plug in ... SparkFun that might be a way to experiment at a reasonable cost. I ...
2010-05-31 12:08 by linuxguy
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... You could use these components to build a high-speed robot but keep in mind ... to use slower gear motors in their robots for slower top speeds but higher ... PWM signals so you'll need to experiment to see where this lies. For ...
2010-01-27 00:44 by tobor
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... the XBee stuff. I am first trying to get the basics to work well and ... an Xbee module to the different robots instead of the RC receivers. ... I want to work on with this experimenting is to how to pair robots/remotes. ... and that Nathan made fixes for in build 1.0.0.12? But this does eat ...
2009-09-14 10:38 by kurte
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... I am currently using HSERIAL to do the XBEE on both ends. Ran into ... currently 9600 - Also want to experiment with only sending when data changes 2) Take Test program and build receiver into robot 3) Experiment ... the XBEE space and see which robots can be controlled and then configure ...
2009-09-08 10:27 by kurte
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Hey Everybody, I'm new to the forum as well as to bi-ped robots in general. I have experience with ... systems. I've always wanted to build a bi-pedal robot. Now seems like a ... of building a BRAT also, so I can experiment with bipeds. The BRAT is the ...
2007-01-22 13:11 by linuxguy
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... would be a benefit other than to decrease the cost and weight of ... also serve as a prototype and experimental platform. It will only ... I want to experiment with hybrid robots. Another reason is an octapod ... Lastly, it's just what I want to build. It's interesting to me. :D I ...
2006-11-19 14:18 by linuxguy
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... first or did you just buy the kit to start off? I didn't start out with ... I wanted to get a robot to experiment with as fast as I could so I would have something while I build a larger project long term Lynxmotion ... with pictures. The Walk 'N Roll robots will likely be a 2 to 3 year ...
2006-11-03 14:16 by linuxguy
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