It's Sumobot fighting time!!
Originally posted for Facebook, this shows the simplebot using the Captain Arguino Arduino board from
www.podpi.com being controlled via AJFisher's UDP transparent bridge to Johnny-five over Adafruit Industries' ESP8266 "Huzzah" development board.
This design was adapted from Andrew Fisher's article in
I control the bot using W, A, S, D.
The Commodore 64 and I spent hours and hours together. I've enjoyed it's 8-bit songs very much.
This article talks a bit about the awesome art of 8 bit sound in games.
At our club, we have two separate programming tracks:
One is Hack Club, which is targeted at High School kids, and Google's CS-First for elementary and middle-school kids. Any kid can do any of the tracks at our club.
The CS-First program includes some very great video-driven, instructor supported tutorials on how to create programs using MIT's Scratch programming environment.
We are currently using the Storytelling Theme and will be doing Game Design in the summer.
Let us know if you'd like to join us, by filling out the Contact Us form:
Besides it having a cool name, I think it's very cool tech and something we could totally build in our club. It would be awesome if we could attach a workload to it...something like a water wheel to it to lift water up to some height and then feed, say, a small aquaponic garden....
Great Article from Comstock's Magazine about PodPi, the curriculum that we are primarily using for our electronics track:
Something we are working on for our next meeting.... I think it needs eyes that light up...
Neo, Emily and I built this following instructions from a special edition of Make:. We're going to build it at our next club meeting!
Hi Club Members!
This is one way to build the replacement gauge for Servo's Dashboard.
Please ensure that you have the appropriate materials before you start this challenge. Materials such as: Scissors, x acto knife, glue/cement, some cardboard or plastic and either some colored pens/pencils or a color printer and some software will be helpful. I used Microsoft Excel and a color printer for this, but you can use anything you like!
The sensing temperature experiment is pretty fun. The 1k thermistor is the larger of the two packages, in case you were wondering.
So, were you able to make a solution for changing the color of an RGB LED when you squeeze the thermistor to warm it up?
I'd like to see it. Here's the solution I came up with:
To me, this is a particularly amazing and useful tool for electronics enthusiasts.
Here's a quick overview: