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This is where we show you some of the cool stuff we’ve been doing, machines we’ve been making, places we’ve been and people we’ve met. It will be updated frequently, so keep checking!

Building Sparky – 20th August 2012.

Most of the students we work with (and some adults) have been a little disappointed with the Rovers because they look too much like toy cars. They expect a robot to look close to something they see on TV or in movies, you know, with hands that move and at least some rudimentary facial expressions. So in preparation, I’m building something closer to that to help with the presentations and to engage the students a bit more.

Sparky is going to have

  • 4 degrees of freedom per hand (shoulder, elbow, wrist and grasp)
  • Rudimentary facial expressions, including pseudo-emotional reactions
  • Wheeled treads
  • Sensors for both Passive Infrared (human detection and follow) and Sonar (obstacle)
  • Voice output (v2 Update)

Rogue Labs

Rover – Mark II

Nigel 5

Rover – Mark I

Links & Stuff

We've listed some useful places, contacts, friends, vendors and sponsors below. We hope you find them useful.

Friends

  • The Rogue King Founder’s blog. Rants and raves about everything and nothing.

Resources

Sponsors

  • Google RISE. We won a grant from these awesome folk!
  • Node Six Generously providing hosting, design & maintenance for Fundi Bots.
  • Spark Fun Have given us lots of awesome education dev kits.

Vendors

  • Solarbotics Vendors of some seriously cool electronics and robotics parts.
  • SparkFun They sell electronics but they are also passionate tinkerers.