DIY Drones introduces the PX4 autopilot system. Much easier now to get your aerial swarm on!
Fifteen students signed up for a 4 month class taught by Gui Cavalcanti, James Whong, and Dan Cody. The three teachers are all real roboticists with real life experience in building robots.
The center of the middle legs are 17 feet wide and the bottom of the undercarriage is 6 feet high.
Stompy will be very big.
The class description states:
All students will, obviously, be trained and experienced robot riders by the end of class.
The class is scheduled to finish at the end of July, so we expect to see photos of Stompy riding around Somerville in August.
Good luck Stompy makers.
Joe has updated his awesome TankBot. We see some cool new graphics on the control page. The game also now also updates itself after you hit the target and we also get a neat robot to shoot at instead of a generic target.
Joe has also update his TankWars Instructible if you want to make one yourself.
This cute little tank robot uses an Arduino and WiFly shield along with a laser. Creating a web page using PHP, Joe is able to control the tank on his iPad over the internet, including aiming and firing the laser.
Joe has also created a cool target that lights up when it gets hit. I can easily see a couple of these tanks battling it out with the targets attached on top of them Now if he would only build another tank, set up an arena, add a webcam and host a tank shootout.
Nice job Joe.
Piccolo is a small CNC machine created by Tiago Rorke, Greg Saul, Cheng Xu, Huaishu Peng . Hopefully it will be available as a kit soon for under $70. I really like the idea here of using the Z axis to apply pressure to the brush or pen when drawing.
Head over to their website piccolo.cc to be sign up for email notification.