The spider hitch is a knot similar to the bimini twist. It creates a double in the line, which is easier to handle and tie. This also allows for stronger knots because a double line is stronger than a single strand of line when tied.This...Show More Summary
For us lesser mortals, not destined for chess superstardom or, as in my case, anything remotely like it, chess has to take its place in among competing compulsions. Writing a novel might be one: David Hodgson, the genial secretary of...Show More Summary
After a short break and a successful Kickstarter campaign, RoboGames, the world’s largest robotics competition, is back! Trossen Robotics participated in Mech Warfare at RoboGames multiple times, winning awards and inspiring the next generation of roboticists alongside friends in the robotics community. We’re glad to see them return. If you can’t make it out to [...]
John Bailey was walking on the beach at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Vero Beach, Florida, on April 6 when he spotted a bobcat fishing in the waves. The cat pounced, and Bailey was able to use his iPhone to capture this picture of the bobcat pulling a 4-foot shark out of the water. Show More Summary
I give these filmmakers a lot of credit for three reasons. One, they prove the point (that Kirk Deeter over at the FlyTalk blogs knows) that just because you make it to New Zealand to chase monster trout doesn't mean you're going to come out a hero. Show More Summary
The family-friendly movie Big Hero 6 has been one of our favorite to watch, over and over again! I may or may not have cried during the movie :) Baymax, the robot healthcare companion, is the most lovable character Disney... Continue Reading ? The post Big Hero 6 Birthday Party Ideas appeared first on Make and Takes.
Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m a very frugal person. And because of my frugality, I was inspired to make this embellished phone case. At first I started looking into custom printed cases but quickly decided I didn’t want to spend thirty dollars. My original plan was to make a case […]
Check out Trossen Robotics forum user PhilW’s pyPincher demonstration! If you have a PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm, you should jump in on this thread and try this user created program out for yourself. Very impressive, PhilW!
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Fly Fishing Film Tour here in my hometown of Boulder, Co. with a 1000 + people and what looked to be a sold out show at the historic Boulder theater. With good reason… This year’s line up of...Show More Summary
Check out roboticist Christopher’s Hexapod navigation through environment with 33% hole coverage (slow)! Though the gait is slow, this looks like a very intelligent terrain mapping addition to the PhantomX AX Hexapod. We suggest watching this at 2x speed, but it’s worthwhile to see what can be done with a bit of ingenuity!
Colorado-based Western Rise has announced the launch of its inaugural line of soft goods. “At Western Rise, we believe that you don’t have to choose functionality or style,” says Will Watters, Western Rise founder. Read more in the press release … more ?
A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons. One more Hooded Crow. And so on… not much of a...
I recently discovered the wonders of connecting my laptop to my tv with am HDMI cable. Any video or show that I find on the Internet can be played back on my big screen flatscreen television instead of having to watching it on a 17" laptop screen. Show More Summary
The title is pretty self-explanatory here, though I must say, this is an ingenious way to get the message across that wild steel need help. If you break out in random dancing, it's OK. I did, too. Sasquatch and the Steelhead from Waist Deep Media on Vimeo.
Check out customer Jetsonhacks’s RobotGeek Pan and Tilt Unbox, Assembly and Test! This is a well shot video of a RobotGeek Pan and Tilt being built and tested. If you’re excited to break open your Trossen Robotics kit and want to share, take a video and let us know!
I am 46 years old, and I think I can tell you that I’m just about over having crushes. The thing with Prince remains eternal, but I’ve accepted in my heart that we could never be together. I’ve believed since … Continue reading ?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – America’s premier wilderness resort, Big Cedar Lodge, serves as the stage for a gathering designed to promote all of the outdoors with the first-ever Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf last May. Now, viewers can tune...Show More Summary
Check out user Quad Fu’s PhantomX Hexapod build! This is a short time lapse video of the 6 hours spent building a PhantomX Hexapod. It’s easy to get started with an InterbotiX Hexapod Robot Kit, just follow one of our Getting Started guides, and you’ll be running on all 6 legs in no time. This [...]
Check out user Gezac’s PhantomX Hexapod with stabilization! By modifying the PhantomX AX Hexapod, Gezac has added stabilization that maintains the roll and pitch of the hexapod’s body, even when in motion. The walking gait on this robot is pretty amazing, too. Even with the pitch rolled all the way back, the hexapod moves with [...]
GOLDEN, Colo. – March X, 2015 – Boasting an unrivaled ice-retention rate and touted for overall extreme durability, the Esky Series Cooler now further solidifies its standing as the leading high-end cooler brand thanks to the recentShow More Summary