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Sir Kitt, a TV Presentor Robolution

This cool Humanoid was built by builder Orac to interview guests at a TV studio in the UK. Sadly it does not look like the recorded segment will air, replacing it with genuine human. Orac commented that he hopes to “enjoy the fruits of [his] labour” by finding some other job for his little friend! It will be interesting to see where Sir Kitt shows up next!

Links:

- Check out how Sir Kitt was built (includes many pictures) at RoboSavvy
- Orac’s UK Robot Group

May 14, 2009 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Gumstix Overo™ Earth To Replace Verdex Line

The GumStix Verdex product line will not be sold after December 2008.

The good news is that the Texas Instruments base “Overo” line will replace the old design, while the Verdex Pro will still be sold. Overo is *smaller* then a single piece of gum (unlike the Verdex and Verdex Pro which are the size of a stick of gum)! Starting price will be less then the XL6P, with more power!

Overo will have a USB Host so existing robotic daughter boards should still will work.

GumStix Overo

October 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm 2 comments

Robot File Sharing

I have wanted a good place to save and share robot related files. We have YouTube for videos, which works very well. But the file sharing has not come as far yet. This is understandable, though, as more people will watch videos then download files, and they need to make money also.

Listed below are the best file sharing sites yet:

MediaFire – Tons of ads, hard to find the little “download” button once on the page. You can add a description and title for your file. Files will stay online forever.

SkyDrive – Personally, I like the folder layout of SkyDrive, although you can not yet drag files from one folder to another – you must re-upload the files. The files do not have a page for them where you can add a description or title. Online time for files is unlimited.

I feel that we will soon see good file sharing sites like YouTube.

If you know of any good file sharing sites, please let us all know by posting a comment!

–Scotty

February 1, 2008 at 5:02 pm 1 comment

Anti-Static Bags

Jon Hylands sent me a link today for anti-static bags with the note:

“The anti-static bags are great – Digikey sells them in 100-packs for $6.18 [CAD].”

Digikey Anti-Static Bags

Yellow Tape to Close the Bags

–Scotty

February 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

William’s Cartwheel (Video)

After about 23 hours work spread over 5 days William can do a full cartwheel!

With the IMU from HUV Robotics on, 3 in 5 Cartwheels work. Without the IMU, 1 in 5 cartwheels work.

I should have a better video up soon.

–Scotty

BTW – William is the name of my Bioloid.

January 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm 2 comments

Bioloid IMU

The IMU came today. The shipping was very fast and the board looks great (thanks Jon)!

Also, the packaging was great. The IMU was in a stactic proof bag to insure that the electronics did not get ‘burnt’ in the mail.

I just got it so I don’t have anything built yet.

HUV Robotics

–Scotty

January 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Bioloid Is In The Mail!

I ordered a Bioloid this morning, and I’m pleased to say that it has been shipped with delivery set at January 7 (2008)!

I also ordered a few “extras” which I won’t say about until then. :)

Stay tuned, pictures, videos, and code to follow…

–Scotty

January 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

RoboPhilo is Shipping!

After the quick wait compared to Pleo, RoboPhilo is shipping!

“Kilroym42″ said (although I have not confirmed it true) that due to recent lead paint on toys, RoboPhilo may come with decals or instructions on how to paint RoboPhilo yourself, until they receive the needed certificates to export.

Check out my previous post about RoboPhilo.

RoboPhilo Store

–Scotty

December 20, 2007 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Best Humanoid Hits (Video)

At Fall Chibotica 2007 (hosted by Chibots), which was held at iHobby Expo, there were a few very good humanoid punches, served by Trossen Robotics’ RBT-1, Mike’s RoboNova-1, and Royce’s RoboNova-1! Watch the video below to see the best hits!

(Note: RBT-1 is the blue robot. Mike’s robot, Boomer, is the RoboNova-1 with Matt’s Grippers. Royce’s robot is the other RoboNova-1)

–Scotty

November 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm 2 comments

Jon’s BrainBot

Jon Hylands has made a lot of progress recently on his robotic biped “BrainBot”! BrainBot has two functioning cameras on its ‘head’, to help it react to it’s surroundings, and also make it have that cool “I want one!” effect. BrainBot weighs about 3 kg, and has pressure sensitive feet and grippers, a total of 24 degrees of freedom, a high bandwidth WI-FI interface to a PC, and a six axis IMU for balance.

The most recent design:

Continue Reading June 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

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