There were MANY more makers at the MMF and of course they had the TOTALLY AWESOME "The Electric Giraffe! On the 4th of October we have the Mini Maker Faire which is being held for the first time in Riverside, CA. There needs to be about another 30 hours in a week. Have a GREAT MONTH and See you at the Robot Expo in Riverside, CA in October! I've been working on the upcoming Riverside Robot Expo 2014 and it's going to be a BLAST! ____________________________________________________July is here in S. It was a nice break, although I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't spend one minute designing or programming any robots. I've added a couple of new articles this month and will go back to adding at least one new one per week. We hit nearly 100 degrees this month and it is currently in the 90s. I got into a traffic accident(the Robovan is busted!And then, on the 11th of October is our own Riverside Robot Expo where I will be exhibiting more than 20 robots! This year we will be hosting a FIRST event and "to the death" robot battles! The first article is on a local hospital's use of the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery system. ____________________________________________________JUNE and here in S. ), taught people how to build a line following robot, gave a lecture on robotics to my daughter's grade-school class (with help from club friends Kim and Sue-THANKS!If you would like to compete or know someone who would like to compete, just send me an email. This is the April 2014 issue of Robots and Androids! ---At our Riverside Robotics Society, I taught our fifth Arduino C class. That and cake and cookies and lots of chocolates made it a GREAT meeting.
This new college, with it's emphasis on robotics, will open its doors for business in Summer of this year. It starts with robotics and artificial intelligence and goes on to animatronics and mechatronics and continues through medical and automotive robotics.
CLICK HERE for INFO on the ROBOT COLLEGE Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa Robot People! Me, I want a Wowwee MIP 2-wheeled balancing robot for Christmas! And how about Amazon and their 15,000 (that's FIFTEEN THOUSAND! Ah, but soon after exhaustion set in and I'm thinking ONE robot (perhaps Betty9) would be more than enough.
And finally, last weekend we went to the Socal Maker Con at the Fairplex.
____________________________________________________This is the November 2013 issue of Robots and Androids! My garage is down to 80 degrees and I'm EXHAUSTED from the RIVERSIDE ROBOT EXPO 2013!!!
(and robots are being designed and built all across the world! The Robotics Society of Southern California made FANTASTIC contributions to it both in unbelievable prizes such as a Boe Bot kit, as well as bringing MANY, MANY robots and the ROBOT SMACKDOWN to our humble robot expo.
)To go a bit off-topic, did you happen to see the newest "Dragon 2" space capsule? They just sit in my garage for a year, get dusted off and put on display for a day. (Yeah, another one.) I'm thinking about how cool it would be to reenact Star Wars battles in ACTUAL OUTER SPACE.