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Month: July 2015

Robotics | IoT

Knee Deep in PLA: Our 2015 3D Fabrication Shootout Kicks Off

The fourth annual Make: 3D printer test is officially underway. This weekend we’ll test printers, CNC machines, and laser and vinyl cutters.
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Free 1/2 Day "Getting Started with ROS" Workshop in Santa Clara on Thursday, September 17

From Kelly Kane So you want to build a ROS robot? Sign up for this free ½ day workshop at the Hilton in Santa Clara. Shaun Edwards – the Co-Founder of ROS-Industrial – will present: · ROS Capabilities Overview Mobile…

Openings at Cruise, self-driving car company

From Richard Ni via ros-users@Come work with a team of robotics experts on technically challenging problems, building products that improve lives and prevent car accidents. Our team is small, but we move quickly. In less than a year, we built prototype…

Free Tickets to Maker Faire New York: Join the Street Team

Join the Maker Faire Street Team and earn two free tickets to the 2015 World Maker Faire New York
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Don’t Be a Drone Jerk

The FAA is considering rules for drone flight, but we can do a lot as a community to ensure their proper use as well.
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ROS Jade for Gentoo

From Hunter Allen via ros-users@I have been successful installing ROS Jade on gentoo! I have been working on an install guide, which you can find here: http://wiki.ros.org/jade/Installation/Gentoo . What’s working:  * core utilities, minus rostopic list (some issue with roslz4…

Video Friday: Talking Humanoids, Badminton Robots, and Boomerang Drone

The week’s best robot videos are here

We Can Shuttle Mind-Boggling Gobs of Data Worldwide in an Instant—But We Want More

“I have heard articulate speech produced by sunlight. I have heard a ray of the sun laugh and cough and sing.” – Alexander Graham Bell The speed of communication was… read more
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Long Before FaceTime or Skype, There Was the Picturephone

“Someday you’ll be a star!” promised this 1968 Western Electric ad

Props to the Maker of These Fifth Element Candle Holders

Though The Fifth Element has quite a cult following, it has never become popular enough for companies to come out with easily-available memorabilia, making it a perfect candidate for a homemade prop project.
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