Posts filed under ‘Robonova-1’

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

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

iHobby 2007, Meeting Internet Friends!

I went to iHobby Expo last Sunday, October 21, 2007, and met, and made friends!

When I arrived at iHobby Expo at about 9:00 A.M. CST, I went straight back to the pits to make sure my robot worked. About 30 minutes later Mike (also known as “Gort”) showed up with his robot Boomer (see below)!

After my Lego Sumo robot, “Mean Puppy”, was ready I headed over to the Chibots booth and found Steve Hassenplug from Team Hassenplug, Royce Pipkins leader of Chibots (thanks Royce for the great time)!

By the end of the day I had many more friends that I’m sure I’ll be talking to again! Two are Bryan Bonahoom, and Rick Brooks (creator of “ExSpurt”, to only name one robot).

Bryan (right) and me after we got our medals for Lego Sumo:

–Scotty

October 25, 2007 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

Double Knee Joint For RN-1

Matt from over at Bauer Independents has double knee joints for sale as of a few hours ago, along with a 10% off sale on the famed Robonova Grips that he came out with in Summer of 2006!

Matt sayed he is comming out with Rooks Pawn 3 a few months ago. So I think this is showing what Rooks Pawn 3 will look like.

Link:

Bauer Independents

–Scotty

March 30, 2007 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Robo-One 11, a Closer Look, Sponsors, 1 Day Left

Several big robot related companies are sponsoring Robo-One 11, like

–Scotty  

March 22, 2007 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Humanoido Finds A Robonova-1/Transformer (Video)

Humanoido from the RoboSavvy forums found a video on YouTube of a Robonova-1 with wheels on its back and behind head.

This is the first video that Humanoido found.

(This Video has been removed.)

(This Video has been removed)

It looks like the robot was built by “Tan”.

Link:

RoboSavvy

Humanoido

–Scotty

                                                                     ***Edit March 21 2007 10:00 AM CST***

The above videos have been removed from YouTube.

                                                                     ***Edit  March 21 2007 1:46 PM CST***

The user has replaced the 2 videos with clearer videos, as seen below.

In this video you can see that the wheels are made by Tamiya http://www.pololu.com/products/tamiya/0069/

A Tan is now a member of RoboSavvy and goes under the name of “Robotech” which is the name of his robot.

March 20, 2007 at 9:16 am Leave a comment


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