Posts Tagged ‘Styrobots’
Lately, I have been trying to come up with ideas that would allow me to do a similar ‘gig’ as last year- when I was accepted to the Stanford program to learn AI.
Some may remember, some may not — some might not even know. Last year I was accepted into the Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth under the Artificial Intelligence program. Of course, it wasn’t very affordable. I created these Styrofoam vibrobots called Styrobots. Thanks to numerous efforts of the robotics community as a whole, we raised enough money for me to attend.
This year, I’m going to WWDC and RoboGames. I didn’t apply to any academic programs – aka the CMU Summer Robotics Institute & NASA’s Robotics Academy because they require US Citizenship, or something of the like.
WWDC and RoboGames are both in SF, CA, and around the same time period!
The idea I came up with are RoboGlyphs! They are small laser-etched ‘glyphs’ that can connect with other glyphs. The first three that I will be releasing are the 3 Laws of Robotics.
Here are some photos:
They look absolutely stunning in person!
However, this is not all that I plan to do with the RoboGlyphs. I plan to somehow attach a LED so that it can illuminate the words, so they can be seen in the dark.
I’m hoping to release these on Etsy around the first week of May. Keep an eye out!
Custom Styrobots are really fun to make… and they cost the same price ($20). A friend wanted a yellow Styrobot, with green hair with a comb in it, two combs on the cup, and a poem. It was pretty fun to make! Despite the rotation of the pics being messed up… here are some pictures!
The poem on the back is ‘The Road not Taken’ by Robert Frost. It’s a pretty good poem Here are morrrre pictures!
Great eh! There will be 3 NEW Styrobots appearing in my store very soon They’re all Hallowe’en themed.
In my opinion, Battygoo is really cute ^_^ as are the other ones! Asside from that… MANOI is aliiiive! I’m currently in the middle of making a program to set its home position.
So keep an eye out… the Styrobots will be poppin’ into the shop very soon =D
Thanks to MAKE for featuring my Styrobots. I really appreciate the encore! Encore encore encore! Yay!!
There is one Styrobot left – Spideygoo – in my Etsy store.
The next ones that I’ll be uploading (fruity themed!) will all be advanced order. Meaning, the switch, battery, and motor have not been installed yet, and they will only ship when I come back from the Stanford trip.
Also- I figured out a way to connect many Arduinos together without using a computer as a central hub. It will sort of be the speed of light minus processing time. Kind of like Fibre optics but a bit different. ;D I think it will work well! I’m going to be using this knowledge to make a super powered Wall-E robot with AI. =D
There are 6 new Styrobots up in the store. They all work and have fresh 3V batteries
Get em while they’re HOT! ;D
Hope you enjoy! ^_^
You know that Cylon contest, over at MAKE and DVICE?
Well, I may not have been able to enter, but they featured my Styrobot!
I went from $200 to $700 to $1000 in a matter of hours. I’m quite flattered, really!
I’d just like to shout-out to everyone that has helped! This means all the anonymous people, thank you all so much! Also, Jon, Win, Norri, Adrenalynn from Trossen Robotics Community Forum for buying my three Styrobots (and wanting me to autograph them XD), RoboJenny, Mike, Chris, Laurel, and (a different) Chris!!! Thanks so much to all of you. I really appreciate it.
Also, thanks a bunch to Steve who made the article on Robots.net and Kevin who made the article on DVICE.com. I really appreciate it!
I updated some stuff around as I had spare time,
It has been an amazing few days, thanks to everyone! I really do appreciate it, really!
And thanks a bunch to Miss Gierus!
My Styrobots have reached uC Hobby successfully! I’m really happy that they didn’t get damaged! They look as awesome as can be! I’m sure they will be really happy there. Thanks!
Pretty neat! I made the logo part with a sharpie
I’d really like to thank Pablo Bleyer for his donation of $50! Thanks a bunch! It’s a really generous donation. He has some really cool projects too, like javabotics! His website is so neatly organized with the news and who what when where why how part on his projects. Everyone should do this. I’m going to be sending him a Styrobot, after I get back from the trip. Thank you!!
Last but not least, there’s an article at robots.net about my Styrobots! WOW! Thanks so much to them! I really love that site, I found it when I was playing around with my MANOI AT01. I’m so honoured!! THANKS!
Okay, so two ‘new’ Styrobots have been posted on Etsy.
Here are the next 10 that will be made
However… before I put the next 10 Styrobots on Etsy, the 4 that are on Etsy have to sell. (I need money to buy the parts!)
I’m going to upload lots of pics of Styrobots tonight to the MAKE flickr pool, maybe it will draw some attention to this!