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Build the Smooth Moods Machine

Build the Smooth Moods Machine

05/12/2014

Soothe ragged nerves with this Arduino-based synthesized sound system. Robot guru Gordon McComb updates a classic 1970s sonic gadget —...

Teleclaw: Remote Robot Gripper

Teleclaw: Remote Robot Gripper

12/18/2012

It might have been Robots of Saturn that first got my young brain thinking about building a mechanical man. In...

Boe-Bot Robot and Gripper

11/14/2011

I bought my first Boe-Bot over 10 years ago. I’ve dropped it, stepped on it, even lost it behind the...

3-in-1 All-Terrain Robot

11/13/2011

I’ve been building OWI robot kits since the mid-1980s. Some have been good, a few not worth the box they...

AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit

AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit

10/25/2011

Ready for a challenge? Try one of the robotic arms from Lynxmotion. I got their AL5B arm kit, which sports...

MadeUSA Robot Base Full Kit

MadeUSA Robot Base Full Kit

10/25/2011

Around my house I’ve renamed my MadeUSA “Big Bruiser” for the black and blue marks it leaves on my ankles...

Wind Up Workshop Robots

10/25/2011

Who would have thought a company that makes pencils and pens could come up with such a cool robotics kit...

Mr. General Mobile Platform

Mr. General Mobile Platform

10/25/2011

Mr. General is a solderless breadboard on wheels — one of my favorite ways to play with robotics. Mr. General puts...

DFRobotShop Rover

DFRobotShop Rover

10/25/2011

Here’s an easy-to-build robot base that combines a custom Arduino development board with inexpensive motors and tank-style tracks. It even...

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