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Spider Hitch - Fishing Knots

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

A Fictional Novelty

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

The RoboGames are back!

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 [...]

Photo: Bobcat Catches Shark in the Surf

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

Agony, Despair, And Trout Suffering

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

Big Hero 6 Birthday Party Ideas

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.

Origami Embellished Phone Case

2 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

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 […]

PyPincher is cool and useful.

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!

Fly Fishing Film Tour, Strongest Showing in Years

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

Hexapod Navigation Through Environment

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!

Western Rise Launches Inaugural Apparel Line

3 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

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 ?

Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons. One more Hooded Crow. And so on… not much of a...

In Search Of Internet Birding Shows

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

And Now, Sasquatch Catching A Steelhead

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.  

RobotGeek Pan and Tilt Unbox, Assembly and Test

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!

This time it’s for real

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 ?

“Bass Pro Shops Legends—Big Cedar Lodge” Television Show to Air on Outdoor Channel April 3-4 and April 10-11

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

Time lapse of a PhantomX Hexapod Build

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 [...]

Hexapod Stabilized

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 [...]

Esky® Series Coolers Set the Standard for High-End Super Coolers with Grizzly Bear Resistant Certification

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

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