Category Archives: Robotics

Making a BB-8 Pumpkin With littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets

Making a BB-8 Pumpkin With littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets

My son decided to reuse his Comic Con costume, so this was the first Halloween in years that I didn’t get to help make one. Since it doesn’t feel quite like Halloween unless I’m rushing around trying to finish some project, I decided to build a BB-8 O’ Lantern with the help of the littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets kit. Read More

Wonder League Robotics Competition

Wonder League Robotics Competition

I just mentioned Dash & Dot’s new ‘Wonder’ app last week, and here’s a cool opportunity to put it to use. The Wonder League Robotics Competition uses Dash & Dot to simulate a space mission: performing gravity slingshots, collecting samples, and so on. The grand prize is a STEM field trip to California that includes Universal, home of the Minions! Read More

The GoBox – Subscription Robot Kit With Parts Delivered Monthly

The GoBox – Subscription Robot Kit With Parts Delivered Monthly

Years ago, I wrote some books about LEGO Mindstorms robotics. During my research and investigation of third party sensors and other components, I stumbled upon Dexter Industries and was quite impressed with the quality of their products. I became a fan, and continue to be impressed by everything they do… including their most recent Kickstarter. Read More