Monthly Archives: December 2011

Enough Already: Silencing Celebs with Arduino

Matt demonstrates how he uses an Arduino to make a celebrity-silencing remote control for your TV. By decoding the closed captioning track in the video signal, the Arduino is able to look for keywords such as “PALIN” or “KARDASHIAN” and mute your TV, protecting your poor ears from having to hear about them ever again.

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Simple Bots: Randy Sarafan

Randy Sarafan started Simple Bots on a bet. A coworker wanted a simple introduction to robotics, so Randy set out to prove that he could build a functioning robot in ten minutes. This was the impetus for a family of bots shown at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 that can be easily made from a variety of parts that are on hand for the average diy enthusiast.

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For Sale: Avoider 3 Robot Toy

Educational robot kit already assembled and comes with box and manual. Made in japan.
the robot will move around on it’s six legs avoiding obstacles in it’s path. the avoier 3 can see with it’s LED “eye” informing it of the path ahead. If there is an obstacle it will turn and change direction.
About 12X13cm in size.

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Microbot Robot Kit by Microbric & Revolution Education
Learn about the Microbot – A programmable and customisable robot from Microbric and Revolution Education makers of the PICAXE range of microcontrollers.

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