DIY Robots Need Connections

ABC Basic ConnectionsNeed to know how to connect setup an H-Bridge to control your motors?  Or maybe you need an LCD screen on top of your robot? The book ABC Basic Connections has got you covered.

Currently on Kickstarter is the amazing book called ABC: Basic Connections – The Essential Book for Makers from PighiXXX.  We have an earlier smaller version of the book and it is a handy reference guide.

Over 200 pages of high quality circuit diagrams and pinouts in easy to understand illustrations. The book is a ring binder so pages can be removed if needed to photocopy or look at more closely.

This book is definitely a step up from the maze of wires you can get with a Fritzing diagram. There will also be a free online component available to backers of the book.

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Tertill: A Weed Whacking Roomba For Your Garden

Tertill RobotMassachusetts based Franklin robotics has created a weed killing robot named Tertill.

The robot has solar panel on top and uses a weed whacker on the bottom to remove the tiny weeds.  No need to plug it or recharge it.

Tetrill avoids taller plants and uses  proprietary algorithms to find as many weeds as it can in your garden.

Now we are one step closer to preventing the weeds from taking over.

No word on when Tertill will be available for the public.

Update 5/26 – Tertill will become available on Kickstarter on Tuesday, June 13th.

Here is the link – Kickstarter.

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Cobalt Robotics

Cobalt RoboticsCobalt Robotics has unveiled it’s new security robot.  Each robot has over 60 sensors including  360º day-night cameras, thermal cameras, point cloud cameras, laser scanners, a directional microphone array, long-range RFID, a badge reader, and environmental sensors including carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

A fleet of Cobalt robots is comparable to an extremely competent guard with superhuman capabilities and omnipresent situational awareness across an entire organization.

said Cobalt CEO and co-founder Travis Deyle in a statement. See the video below.

 

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MeArm Pi – A Robot Arm Anyone Can Build

MeArm PiThanks to 788 backers as of this writing, MeArm Pi has been completely funded on Kickstarter with only  a few days left in the campaign.

MeArm Pi is a programmable robot arm made by Mime Industries specifically for the Raspberry Pi microcontroller.

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Ladybird

LadybirdIn Australia, the University of Sydney has been working on a solar powered farming robot named Ladybird for several years.

One of Ladybirds chief creators, Professor Salah Sukkarieh states:

Ladybird focuses on broad acre agriculture and is solar-electric powered. It has an array of sensors for detecting vegetable growth and pest species, either plant or animal.

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