Posts filed under ‘Books’

Time to Build a Bioloid!

I started building the Bioloid right after unpacking the box.

A good use for a yoyo squid:

First part:

I found it quicker to find the right servo if they are all lined up by ID#:

After about 9 hours of building time my Bioloid was built in humanoid form!

(Note that the CM-5 is not on yet, so the IMU can be added easily later)

In this picture you can see the waist:


January 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm 1 comment

G’Day in the UK! Day 1

Some of you may have known that I was in England from May 29 to June 12, to see the gardens, the castles, and take some pictures of robots. I had a GREAT time. The food was good too. I took a lot of pictures, and some videos, so check them out.

Day 1


The trip really started on the plane, when I found three stow-aways, named “Zam”, “Thorg”, and “Ogo”, in my carry on bag.


At The Tower Of London, I saw the crowns.

Day two, coming soon.


June 18, 2007 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

MIBO The Robot Dog Lives! (Video)

MIBO was made 6 years ago now, but is still ‘living’. MIBO is geting older as heard in the video (the gears are slipping). MIBO (a Sony AIBO look-alike) was made by Jin Sato, who wrote the book “Jin Sato’s LEGO MINDSTORMS: The Master’s Technique” that says how to make your own MIBO dog. Jin is now best known for building Robo-Ones.


Jin Sato’s Book

Jin Sato’s Website (Japanese)


March 21, 2007 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

One Year Left to Read “Robot Builder’s Sourcebook”

I’ve had Robot Builders Sourcebook by Gordon McComb for about a year now, and still have not read the whole book yet. But that’s going to change in the next year, so by February 2008, I’m going to have read the whole book and followed every link! “Why would you ever do that when you can just look up different categories, like ‘fasteners’ and ‘power transmission’?” you ask. It’s so I can put up corrections and take out sites and stores that are no longer there. I’ll be posting mini reviews of sites and stores that I discover through this book, along with additional ones not mentioned in the book, on the Ribo-Labs link page. This way, everyone can benefit by it. You can help by emailing me through my contact form on or by putting a comment on this page. You can tell me about robot-related sites, stores, etc. that you know about.


Link Page

Contact Form


February 19, 2007 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Christmas Robotic Road Trip, Part 5

Today I went to a book store and bought the latest copy (January 2007) of Servo Magazine. Also I bought some books including Robot Builder’s Bonanza by Gordon McComb and Take This Stuff and Hack It! by Dave Prochnow. For the rest of the evening I read some books and went swimming, read a little more and now I’m going to go to bed.


December 30, 2006 at 10:36 pm Leave a comment



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