DinoBot – circa 1993

This probably qualifies as my first real robot.  Still works after 20+ years. I built it as part of the final project in my grad school Artificial Intelligence course.  The professor made sure I understood the project was a software project, and not to get hung up on the hardware side (fortunately, being an electrical engineer in […]

Yard Bot

What do you do with some scooter chair motors, big casters, and a sheet of MDF?  Make a radio controlled Yard Bot of course! I’ve had the various pieces for this project kicking around for a while. Finally took the time to put them all together.  Just something to play around with…

2020 Bot Parts from China

This week I received a box full of possible 2020 Bot parts direct from China.  For this order, my goals were to evaluate supplier quality and get an idea on shipping volumes, weights, and costs.  I’m seriously considering whether or not it makes sense to offer 2020 Bot kits, or just provide instructions and let everyone fend […]

Introducing the EB1

Well, the EB1 has actually been around a while. It’s the brain child of Tully from Samurai Circuits. A few years back he tried to convince me to work on an inexpensive Arduino compatible platform that could be used for teaching electronics and programming, but without needing a lot of extra pieces (like a breadboard, […]