3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499

He sees. He listens. He understands. With a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $10K, and halfway through its launch, the XLR-ONE Personal Robot Companion is gaining ground toward fruition steadily — with good reason. How many kids can say they had a robot help them with their homework last night? Continue reading “3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499”

The Pi Tank – 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi Robot

We are finally beginning to see trends emerge within the desktop 3D printing space, and these trends are pointing in a direction of convergence between 3D printing and robotics. Thanks in a big way to a credit card-sized computer known as the Raspberry Pi, virtually anyone can create their own robotic devices. Continue reading “The Pi Tank – 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi Robot”

The rise of rapid prototyping in the electronics industry

Electronics does not traditionally come under the remit of design engineers – the complexities of electronics design being a step too far for most mechanical or even electrical designers. However, electronics is becoming more accessible. The rise and rise of development boards like Raspberry Pi and Arduino, originally aimed at students and hobbyists, .. Continue reading “The rise of rapid prototyping in the electronics industry”