Bad Mistakes and Good Feedback

I am a learner. I love robotics, but I’m still fumbling my way through it, learning as much as I can and doing my best to pass that knowledge on. That’s why it wasn’t really surprising to me when my Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots tutorial on Instructables started getting some comments that pointed out how badly designed my circuit was. What was surprising was how helpful that feedback proved to be!

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The Open Source Robot Initiative

We love robots so much, we want you guys to help us make more awesome robots. You can already check out some of the items tagged Digilent from Repables and Thingiverse, and there are a bunch of great robot components already. But we want your help to make more robot parts for everyone to use.

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Turbo Strikes Back

In a contest between robot and human…the robot won (at least this round). Breaking one of Asimov’s Laws of Robotics, our normally friendly Turbo managed to get in a hit at one of our interns last week when she was troubleshooting.

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Guest Tutorial for IntoRobotics!

Howdy! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new to my For Cheap Robots series, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle, far from it actually! I’ve recently been offered the chance to write a guest article for another robotics blog called IntoRobotics! I’d like to show all of you how to use the For Cheap Robots tutorial to make a simple, line-following robot of your very own.

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Arms and Motors and Sensors, Oh My!

I’m very proud to say that my For Cheap Robots project is still going strong! As some of you may recall, at the beginning of last month, I announced the beginning of my For Cheap Robots series here on the Digilent blog. Since then, I’ve added several more tutorials to the list and gotten a huge amount of positive feedback. I want to thank any and all of you who here who follow the Digilent Blog and decided to pop over to Instructables to check it out!

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