“Inferno” was a robot from Hewlett-Packard that was in the Big Kids line following event during the RoboRAVE International competition in the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Creator Jesse Dunaway said the robot would belch a flame from a Binaca breath freshener container when it turned corners as it followed a line on the floor. Copyright:ABQJournal Photo
“This was part of the Robo Rave event earlier this year. I designed a bot from the lego Mindstorm kits that went above and beyond the competition requirements to generate excitement for what is possible for this Robotics in Education event… beyond the standards our bot has a great costume and the ability to breath fire!” ~Jesse Dunaway
Main guidelines for the bot were that it had to be autonomous for line following and targeted ball release into a container within a specific timeframe.
This discussion will start with a stock Roomba and Arduino and cover the eletronic equipment , connections and programming necessary to connect the arduino to the Roomba and control a stock Roomba using an Android bluetooth connection.
“Back to the Land with a bit of digital assistance.”
Caleb Kraft from Hack-a-Day stopped in to visit Mikey Sklar while he toured the Southwest in August 2012. After showing him some geeky stuff they drove to a nice spot of the Rio Grande and sat around in the river to cool off.
Also For Sale at ABQ Mini-Maker Faire: YATC2 Kit - Temperature Controller for all your fermentation needs.
This temperature controller is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering. It is ideal for the following:
converting a chest freezer into a refrigerator
converting a dorm fridge into a cheese and wine refrigerator
converting a hot plate into a temperature controlled cooker
converting a camping cooler into fermenter
converting a crock pot into a sous vide
‘ Da Pimp Kit‘ – Battery Recovery Unit
Da Pimp is a extremely portable battery tester / desulfator / charger. It uses capacitors instead of a transformer creating a highly efficient conversion of AC to DC voltages. It is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering.
In 2012 there will be close to 60 Mini Maker Faires around the globe. Mini Maker Faires are organized by individuals, hackerspaces and maker groups, schools, and larger institutions like science museums. They are diverse in scope, resources and origin, but all share an interest in connecting and celebrating makers.
At World Maker Faire New York next weekend, over twenty such Mini Maker Faire producers will be meeting up, telling stories, and learning about new tools.