An audience member at RoboGames is entranced by robot dance moves. Photo: Dave Schumaker

Yes, we know, BattleBots is back. And we love it. But sometimes smashing and burning and cutting and flipping stuff isn't what you're into. Read more »

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This gripper takes advantage of "jamming" semi-fluid coffee grounds. Read more »

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Most soldering irons are either on or off; it would be much more useful if you were able to change the temperature of the iron. So I designed a simple control circuit that will let you adjust the output of a heating element. Read more »

NASA’s Curiosity rover was sent to Mars to analyze everything from soil samples to background radiation as well as taking a handful of ‘selfies’.

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it.... Read more »

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You’ve heard the saying many times; “When in Rome, do as Romans do.” Well, what the Romans are doing now, is preparing for Maker Faire! This will mark the 3rd year for Maker Faire Rome, the largest European Maker Faire, and like any other Maker Faire, they want fresh Makers to... Read more »

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A great transition from simple circuits to solderless breadboards, the springboard is a 50-year-old relic that’s difficult to find commercially these days, but easy and cheap to make. Read more »