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Interview in Circuit Cellar Magazine

If you are subscribed to Circuit Cellar, check out page 6 in the December edition for an interview with us about the history of RoboBrrd and some of our other robots! You can also see the interview on their website.

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The article even features BubbleBoy. Making this maybe the weirdest robot Circuit Cellar will ever write about? A pink snowman that hula hoops. Haha!

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It’s very humbling to be in company of many intelligent people. Thank you Circuit Cellar for the interview!

RoboBrrd in OWL Magazine

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Check out September 2014′s issue of OWL Kids magazine- RoboBrrd is inside! Way cool!

The above photo is how RoboBrrd reads words. It uses a multimeter, and stares at the text with glowing red eyes. That is, if it can stay still. This is Coolios RoboBrrd, so it only remained calm for about 10 seconds before going crazy flapping its wings and twisting everywhere.

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A little while ago, out of nowhere, an editor at OWL contacted us if we wanted RoboBrrd in the magazine. We used to read OWL when we were really young! How crazy is that?!?! Thanks, Kim!

There is also a post about RoboBrrd on their OWL blog.

Check out this Maker Challenge:

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Pretty amazing to be in the same magazine as Commander Hadfield. Too bad he wasn’t at Maker Faire Ottawa!

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Hopefully this will inspire some people out there to build a robot. If you run in to any questions when building a robot and need help, post on the Robot Party Rockstars Google+ Group, and we can all lend a hand!

Shoutout to everyone who has helped with RoboBrrd in the past! If you want to get started building your own RoboBrrd, check out its nest on the web: RoboBrrd.com!

CBC News Maker Faire Ottawa Interview

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For Maker Faire Ottawa, CBC news in Ottawa interviewed me about my robots!

You can watch the video clip here, and also mirrored here.

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It was pretty neat to hear from people when they were visiting my table that they saw this on the news. When I was going to get some bus tickets, some people came up to me and were all like “you’re the person from tv with the robots”! Yeah! Hopefully some young makers saw the robots and become inspired to build their own. That would be the best.

Here’s a photo of RoboBrrd meeting R2D2! (Photo cred to Britta – thx!)

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Big thanks to the Maker Faire Ottawa team for this opportunity, and Sandra Abma @abmacbc for the interview!