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UAV Flights / Restrictions / Suggestions

Posted on September 16, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Drone, Industry, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Drones / UAVs are becoming very popular; the onboard flight controllers are increasingly intelligent and capable, prices for UAVs are dropping and people of all ages are becoming involved. Even small UAVs which fit in your hand can easily reach several hundred feet above the ground and the technology has quickly surpassed any regulations which [...]
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Embrace Wearable Technology and Become a Cyborg!

Posted on June 19, 2014

By Mario Tremblay & filled under Industry, Wearable Technology.

  Even today’s young people have heard of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, and his girlfriend, The Bionic Woman. After separate accidents, each of them was surgically repaired and enhanced by the government and they became secret agents. Steve Austin could run 60 miles per hour, had arms with the power of a [...]
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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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2013 Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon Participants

Posted on April 11, 2013

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Cloud Robotics, Competitions, RobotShop.

The Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013 is currently taking place. The hacking marathon where participants compete to create the best cloud monitoring robotic application started on April 6th and will be ending on the 14th of the same month. So far 29 teams from all around the world are hard at work as shown on the hackathon [...]
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CRX10 Educational Platform Now Available at RobotShop

Posted on September 05, 2012

By RB1 & filled under Research.

The CRX10 is designed to satisfy the demand for versatile, affordable and safe educational robots. This capable little rover is easy to use and links theory and practice in order to help students learn the principles of robotics. The robot includes wireless communication, making it essay to control via its specialized computer software, or via a smartphone or tablet app. [...]
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... Smart phone based and offload all the processing (i.e. the simplest of boards on the robot itself) While I really like the possibility of using a smartphone with robotics, I really don't care for having them as main controllers. As for myself, I see a smartphone or tablet being used as an excellent ...
2014-01-20 16:48 by linuxguy
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How about the controller options? Would the Iteaduino BT Bluetooth Arduino Compatible Microcontroller work in this case (i.e. would it allow me to get data from the microcontroller via Bluetooth to my PC or smartphone device)?
2014-01-17 20:36 by dghall
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... Arduino Compatible Microcontroller work in this case (i.e. would it allow me to get data from the microcontroller via Bluetooth to my PC or smartphone device)? Also, how rugged is the magnetic sensor? This will be used to count the number of strokes on a plunger which is moving back and ...
2014-01-17 13:59 by dghall
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... by an associated event on the machine. I need this data (last max count and current count) to be communicated to a program on a PC or possibly a smartphone application via Bluetooth. Any ideas what controllers/sensors/other components might be best to achieve this?
2014-01-17 01:07 by dghall
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... need an experience hobbiest, community or teacher in the Chattanooga area. Does someone have a list of items he needs to buy and build using ipad/smartphone. he bought: Dagu Rover 5 4WD Tracked Chassis w/ Settable Ground Clearance Dagu 4 Channel 5-12V, 2A Brushed DC Motor Controller Dagu Mini ...
2014-01-08 15:30 by harryjoe
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... working perfectly with AA battery pack but not with 2Ah LiPo battery. At the full charge I'm able to connect to bluetooth Bee 2.0 from laptop or smartphone but if I'll turn rover of just a couple minutes later and turn it on again, I'm not able to connect to Bee 2.0 at all. So I'm wondering what ...
2013-11-17 06:37 by Art Hogus
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... back into robotics. I am going to go with a different platform though, this time around. I also have a BotBoarduino and new SSC-32. I had my smartphone connected to my BBBk the other night for a serial console. 8-Dale
2013-07-23 22:38 by linuxguy
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... GPS. My idea would be to have and embedded PC or microprocessor to run a very basic web server to which I can log into from any computer or smartphone. In the vehicle webpage there would be a link to the image of the webcam, buttons to control the movements and fields with data from the ...
2013-04-23 10:26 by nicobar
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thx, its really nice to hear from U. I am printing out the source code to study how it works, I think I got obsessed :)
The thing is really interesting with the arduino adk + smartphone for the logic.
2013-01-16 15:43 by mach1ne
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Hello, I would love to see a tutorial, code, app about connecting your robot, (chr-01, Thex, rover, and biped) via bluetooth, wifi to your Smartphone or tablet (eg. android, iphone). It would be nice for people with multiple robots not to have a controller for every robot and we could make ...
2012-10-29 03:31 by CodeMaster
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... open source software. I could potentially have a good play around with this. Its all pipedreams now but I'd like to figure out the code to use a smartphone as a wireless brain. Can't wait to get started on this five year project.
2012-07-10 16:56 by Modboy
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Well yeah you have to look at the load at each servo, and things start adding up.. but I can only say so much on my smartphone keyboard. :p
2012-01-23 18:16 by Xzivr
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... mean to push my ideas on you. That's along the lines of what we envisioned with BlinkRC. PWM control will not change anytime soon (I hope!), but smartphones get more powerful every day. Where the Arduino reversions itself to more powerful models, we let the smartphone manufacturers add the processing ...
2011-04-04 23:36 by BlinkGear
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... at all!! Cheers... Hi, According to Blink Gear: "A standard WiFi (802.11b/g) using ad hoc or infrastructure modes. So, you can connect a PC or smartphone to it directly (ad hoc), or if you have a router handy, you can switch the device to infrastructure mode and change its wireless settings ...
2011-03-31 11:46 by randall_2
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Hi, According to Blink Gear: "A standard WiFi (802.11b/g) using ad hoc or infrastructure modes. So, you can connect a PC or smartphone to it directly (ad hoc), or if you have a router handy, you can switch the device to infrastructure mode and change its wireless settings (name and password ...
2011-03-31 07:44 by CBenson
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