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Set up and quick start guide for the DFRobot Vortex

Introduction to the Vortex robot The Vortex robot is designed by DFRobot. It’s a programmable robot based on Arduino UNO and it’s equipped with leds, different sensors and a Bluetooth module. This module allows the robot to communicate with other devices and applications. In this guide, we will show how to quickly set up your[…]
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Need help choosing the right Arduino?

The Arduino board serves as a basis for microcontroller programming – it’s a “mini-computer” in the form of an integrated circuit. The board comes in a multitude of versions, so it’s not always easy choosing the best one for your project. Which is why we’ve created this short guide to help you choose the right[…]
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Thymio, a robot to discover math and geometry!

Who is this exercice for? Elementary school (from 1st grade to 5th grade) beginning of junior High school (6th grade) What will the pupils discover?  Calculate with integers Progressivity marks Recognize and use some geometric models Move an locate an object in 2D space Goal of the exercice The pupils, in pairs, will use a Thymio[…]
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XM430 Dynamixel servomotors Beta-test

XM430 Dynamixel Beta-test New Dynamixel motors have been designed by Robotis: the XM430-210R and the XM430-350R. These ones are in the Beta-testing phase, but they seem to be promising! We had the opportunity to test them, and we are revealing to you our first impression here. The XM430 servomotors can be considered as the new[…]
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ROS – Robot Operating System

What is ROS? ROS in a nutshell… As the full name of Robot Operating System suggests, ROS is an operating system for robots. In the same way as operating systems for PCs, servers or standalone devices, ROS is a full operating system for service robotics. ROS is in fact a meta-operating system, something between an[…]
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Metabot Tutorial, see through its eyes!

In this first Metabot tutorial, we are going to show you how to customise your legged robot by adding a camera module which will deliver a video stream. That way, you will be able to see through your Metabot’s eyes! List of the necessary components for this project Here is the list of the different[…]
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5 project ideas for the Intel Edison board

Explore the world of the small but powerful Intel Edison board! Already heard of the Intel Edison board? This new platform is a full-fledged computer no bigger than an SD card! It therefore offers great potential for all your wearable creations (e-textiles) and your projects involving the Internet of Things (IoT)! Extremely powerful and ultra-compact,[…]
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