Since I decided to conduct a workshop on Android based Robotics, I started looking for a suitable platform I can use to teach robotics.
I wanted to use IOIO board and had already convinced Ytai Ben-Tsvi (Inventor of IOIO) to co-teach the workshop with me. Not able to find what I was looking for I decided to build one of my own (thanks to Techshop). Here’s a simple IOIObot that we used for the workshop with IOIO, Servo, DC Motor and Breadboard. Checkout the video below to see what one of the student came up with at the end of 2 days workshop.
My 1st Robotics Hackathon!!!
I believe it was the 1st ever Robotics Hackathon. Never heard of Robot Hackathon before!
The Hackathon was organized and lead primarily by the RobotShop to promote the Robot Cloud MyRobots. But in Santa Clara it was hosted by the Robot Launchpad and Citrix Start-up Accelerator. (Thanks Andra and Michael).
It had been really long since I built something. So just to get over the itch, I hacked up this simple project over a few hours this Sunday.
I found this really inexpensive ($12) toy arm at a local shop. Wanting to experiment with it, I hooked up some servos to the device and automated the arm
Here are few Pics and a video