After using Yahoo! web hosting for Nxtbot.com for more than three years, I’ve decided it’s time to move to a more capable web host. I’ve been using Dreamhost for some of my other blogs, so I’ve decided to move everything together. What does this mean for you? Given that some changes will need to be [...]
After a lengthy hiatus, Nxtbot.com will soon be updated with a new look, much more content, and lots of other long-overdue improvements. Before all that can happen, however, some sorely needed maintenance is in order. If any of you reading this happen to have a blog, you’ll understand what an evil scourge spam comments are. I [...]
Since iRobot decided to release its iRobot Create do-it-yourself robot kit, robotics fans everywhere have been brainstorming the possibilities of what they could concoct with this relatively affordable Scooba/Roomba device. And, it sparked at least one challenge sponsored by Tom’s Hardware, the iRobot Create Challenge. Just what is that challenge? Well, they “threw down the [...]
The ubiquitous Energizer bunny — who has obviously been going, going and going for some time now — has teamed up with the LEGO Group to offer Mindstorms NXT purchasers a special offer this holiday season. During the month of December, LEGO and Energizer have joined forces to offer a free NXT Power Pack – [...]
With the recent release of the Mindstorms NXT, a number of new NXT-specific blogs and websites have begun appearing on the web. The Mindstorms NXT Review offers up regular posts and commentary on what’s new and upcoming in the NXT community, while Nxtasy.org also provides some compelling news and content, teamed with a slick, attractive [...]
As we inch closer to the launch of the new Mindstorms NXT later this fall, we’d like to take a nostalgic look back at some of the best creations from the last generation of Mindstorms. Many of us have seen some incredible Mindstorms constructs over the years, ranging from Rubik’s cube solvers and copiers to [...]
We’re live from the 2006 Make Magazine Maker Faire in sunny — make that “partly cloudy” — San Mateo, California. I’ve already consumed a greasy corndog and overpriced soda in my search for cool robotics and nifty gadgets today, and will have much to report on in the next 48 hours. (Hopefully more newsworthy items [...]
Always attracted to new robotic gadgets (and other bright and shiny objects), nxtbot.com will be paying a visit to the MAKE Magazine Maker Faire being held this upcoming April 22-23 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in San Mateo, California. The event promises to be stuffed to the gills with all sorts of new gadget demonstrations, [...]
After being suitably impressed by a recent episode of the History Channel’s Super Tools program that discussed the wonders of robotic arc welding and plasma cutting, some quick research turned up a robotics firm not far from the nxtbot.com home office that develops robotic welding hardware. After a quick email exchange to get acquainted with the team [...]
I’d like to welcome author Gareth Branwyn as our first guest blogger on nxtbot.com. Gareth is currently the “Cyborg-in-Chief” of the popular Street Tech personal technology review site, and is also the author of The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. Gareth has been a writer and columnist on tech culture for 12 years, [...]
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