Monthly Archives: August 2021

Ep 314: Ancient robots



Ancient robots

Starting more than 2000 years ago, people have been creating machines that resemble animals and humans. Powered by water, compressed air, springs or falling weights, these automatons thrilled and amazed spectators.
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Ep 313: Why are we turning?



Why are we turning?

To build your bot, you’ll need some bits. Today we talk about wheels pulleys and gears—where and when they happen, and how and why to use them.
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Ep 312: That’s not a machine!



That’s not a machine!

We finish up “building brain bits for bots based on big beasties,” and move on to some things that have to do with actual robots. Searching for the beginnings of the technology, we do make a short visit to the stone age.
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Ep 311: Building brain bits for bots based on big beasties



Building brain bits for bots based on big beasties

We begin a series on robotics and automation with a look at your host’s on going project on how to build a brain for a bot. After years of research, it turns out that bigger is better.

special thanks to @EliaMagrinelli and @mattparlmer.
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