Greg Lovedale

  1. Robot or Zombie?
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    Robot or Zombie?

    Recent reports of a living robot might be a bit premature, but it’s definitely a step in that direction. The team from the University of Vermont have produced a living organism from Xenopus genus frog stem cells. The organism uses skin and cardiac cells to make an organism that can move and potentially carry materials from one place to another...
  2. A Smarter Way to Build With Arduino
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    A Smarter Way to Build With Arduino

    Whether you work in a lab, industry or in education, you will know that you need a certain amount of equipment while you are building, now there's a smart, neat way to win back some space. A better way to work with the TOTEM Mini Lab. The Mini lab replaces much of the clutter you use designing, building and testing...
  3. A Skull Mounted Robotic Head Frame for a Neurosurgical Robot
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    A Skull Mounted Robotic Head Frame for a Neurosurgical Robot

    Our components are used in all manner of applications from some of Britain's most luxurious cars to space exploration, Actuonix Motion Devices are no exception. This article describes the use of Actuonix linear actuators to provide a super accurate head-frame that interfaces with a neurosurgical robot to enhance positional accuracy. In a research article, Jun Sheng and Jaydev P. Desai...
  4. Could you win $100,000 with your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3?
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    Could you win $100,000 with your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3?

    If you have Amazon Alexa and your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 set, there's a big money prize up for grabs. The challenge LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa An opportunity for kids, schools and enthusiasts of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® around the world to explore and build the future of voice-based experiences through construction and robotics play. Enter for your chance to win from...
  5. How To Build an Omnidirectional Robot Using Just Two RoboteQ Motor Controllers
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    How To Build an Omnidirectional Robot Using Just Two RoboteQ Motor Controllers

    Try this project using RoboteQ Motor Controllers This project uses a just two motor controllers to control all four motors, creating an omnidirectional robot with some superb real life applications like the tug shown in the video, allowing safe moving of a helicopter into a hangar. Both the build project and the real application, use the same high quality, low...
  6. Brilliant Lesson plans for STEM learning from Google’s Workbench
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    Brilliant Lesson plans for STEM learning from Google’s Workbench

    One small step for teachers, one giant leap for STEM education. Sometimes it can be difficult for teachers to demonstrate real life application in their lessons, well this series of lessons can help. Your class can run a Mars Rover mission using your LEGO® Education Ev3 MINDSTORMS® sets and the Pi3block. Lesson 1 The Pupils will design and build a...
  7. Digimakers at We The Curious
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    Digimakers at We The Curious

    We had a great time this weekend at Digimakers, held at We The Curious, in Bristol. Active Robots ran workshops throughout the day, helping children build a LEGO Robot Hand. Continue reading →
  8. How Playful Learning Benefits the Classroom
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    How Playful Learning Benefits the Classroom

    Playful learning is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. Continue reading →
  9. Cheap STEM Education Robot Project
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    Cheap STEM Education Robot Project

    The Runt Rover Range from Servo City are the perfect kits for STEM education, outreach clubs, and hands-on robotics demonstrations. In this blog we will give an example of a cheap way these kits could be used in schools and clubs. Continue reading →

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