We are excited to roll out our new Omni Wheels! Omni wheels have the unique ability to not only roll forward but they also can roll side to side thanks to their built-in rollers
As an engineer at Robotzone my job is to design innovative parts. The innovation many times stems from frustration with parts that are currently available on the market – either the available parts won’t allow users to build something a certain way or the available parts can be a weak link or point of failure. That's why we are excited to launch the new D-hubs into the ever-growing line of Actobotics® parts!
This project centers on the ServoCity 4” heavy duty wheel. I wanted an easy way of mounting a gear motor to the 4” wheel. Along the way, I decided to add 4 different clocked positions so the motor can be attached allowing several different ratios with the same motor.
About six weeks ago we partnered with SparkFun to launch the SparkFun-Actobotics Stairclimbing Robot Challenge. We invited you to show off your robotic skills and win some pretty hefty prizes from SparkFun. Needless to say we weren’t disappointed!
We don’t know about you, but we’re so excited the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is FINALLY out! In honor of it’s release we want to share the AWESOME customer project built by Dave Stein ( a software engineer and tinkerer).
The use of technology in awesome and incredible ways gets us totally geeked out, especially when it’s using technology for good. When our tech team started visiting with Frank, we new this would be one of those stories, where we would see something really awesome made for the benefit and wellness of someone else. Check out Frank’s story. It’s definitely worth a read….
When Dallas first reached out to us to tell us about the project he and his six year old daughter wanted to build, we thought, “Cool!” I know we say this often, but we absolutely love seeing what you all are building and how you incorporate our parts into your design. We especially love to see young students getting excited about engineering/robotics and then in turn designing and building their own projects. So when Dallas told us about their project, we wanted to follow up and learn more!
The process of making three dimensional solid objects for a digital file (aka 3D printing) has exploded over the past several years. We see it every where from uses in jewelry, automotive, aerospace, educational to healthcare/medical, the uses for 3D printing are expanding.