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  1. Phidgets VINT Hub gets a speed upgrade
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    Phidgets VINT Hub gets a speed upgrade

    The HUB0001 is a drop-in replacement for the HUB0000 and will enable data rate increases of up to 10x for future generations of VINT devices. The VINT Hub is one of the most commonly used Phidgets. Connect up to 6 devices to your computer through a single USB port. Each VINT port can perform one of four roles: Communicate with...

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  2. 3Pi+ Mobile Robot OLED display
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    3Pi+ Mobile Robot OLED display

    The new Pololu 3pi+ 32U4 OLED Robot is now available! This is an updated version of the original 3pi+ 32U4 Robot that replaces the older LCD version with a monochrome 128×64 OLED display, giving it the ability to display fancy high-contrast graphics while following a line course, navigating a maze, or doing whatever it is that you want this compact...
  3. Data Acquisition and Control Hardware - a LabJack User Guide
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    Data Acquisition and Control Hardware - a LabJack User Guide

    LabJack User Guide LabJack devices are data acquisition and control hardware (DAQ), serving as a bridge between the real world and the virtual, to help you control your project or application from your PC or device computer. There are seven main product groups in the range but the following four are recommended for most applications. LabJack - U3 LV...
  4. The all new goBILDA range, the prototyper’s favourite build system is now available in metric.
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    The all new goBILDA range, the prototyper’s favourite build system is now available in metric.

    Servocity has long been a favourite build system for creating, prototyping and building innovative products but for some, the imperial based system is a drawback but now there is goBILDA, a new metric range to complement the already extensive capability.  goBILDA is a metric, grid-based building system brought to you by the people behind Servocity and Actobotics. Modularity is what...
  5. NED Robot a NEW - low cost 6-axis Cobot for Education, Vocational training & Research laboratories
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    NED Robot a NEW - low cost 6-axis Cobot for Education, Vocational training & Research laboratories

    Niryo Robotics from France have a new collaborative 6-axis robot, NED,  based on open-source technologies. The Robot is designed for Education Vocational training Research laboratories Ned is designed to accomplish with fluidity and precision (0.5mm) the movements required by robotic projects. This is ideal for training, education, research and prototyping.  The robot has a robust aluminium skeleton and is sure...
  6. Industrial Mobile Robotics Development Kit for Industry Research & Education
    Categories: Product Review

    Industrial Mobile Robotics Development Kit for Industry Research & Education

    ORMi Mobile Robot makes development simpler If you've developed a mobile robot, you'll know how difficult and frustrating it is to find compatible components and how challenging the process of putting them together, configuring the hardware, programming the software and getting them to talk each other usually is. All of that goes away when you use ORMi as the base...
  7. An Old Friend Returns, the 3Pi+ STEM Mobile Robot Gets a Facelift
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    An Old Friend Returns, the 3Pi+ STEM Mobile Robot Gets a Facelift

    The Polulu  3Pi+ returns with new relevance to todays STEM educators and mobile robot researchers. Active Robots supplied the original 3pi 12 years ago.  This new upgraded version looks amazing with its new protective full wrap-around bumper to protect the electronics from collisions. The 3Pi+ will undoubtedly prove very popular with customers, and includes a preloaded demo programme to get...
  8. Mobile Robots Fight Covid 19
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    Mobile Robots Fight Covid 19

    Mobile Robots using RoboteQ control equipment are being deployed to fight Covid 19     Developed by Swiss Robotics specialists using RoboteQ components, the mini™ UVC safely and autonomously disinfects any type of indoor public space, from hospitals to hotel rooms, airports and more. Flexible enough to suit virtually any site, the mini™ UVC mobile robot can be operated 100...
  9. Exploring Hell. NASA Wants Your Help Designing a Venus Rover Concept
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    Exploring Hell. NASA Wants Your Help Designing a Venus Rover Concept

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is running a public challenge to develop an obstacle avoidance sensor for a possible future Venus rover. The "Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover" challenge is seeking the public's designs for a sensor that could be incorporated into the design concept.     Venus is an extreme world. With a surface temperature in excess of...

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