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  • Building a Powered Wheel for a Robot

    Building a Powered Wheel for a Robot

    Posted on: June 15, 2016

    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.

  • Stairclimbing Robot Challange

    Stairclimbing Robot Challange

    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    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!

  • AT AT Walker

    Making A Vintage Star Wars AT-AT Walker

    Posted on: December 18, 2015

    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). 

  • 3D Printed Peristaltic Pump

    3D Printed Peristaltic Pump

    Posted on: November 18, 2015

    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….

  • Building Your Own Robot!

    Building Your Own Robot!

    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    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!

  • Build a DIY Actobotics 3D Printer

    Build a DIY Actobotics 3D Printer

    Posted on: November 12, 2015

    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.

  • Competing at World’s Largest Collegiate Rocket Competition

    Competing at World’s Largest Collegiate Rocket Competition

    Posted on: November 3, 2015

    For the AIAA chapter at UIC, signing up late for the IREC competition was perhaps one of the best things to happen all year. 

  • Where Food and Robotics Meet

    Where Food and Robotics Meet

    Posted on: September 11, 2015

    Leveraging robotics to bring healthier, fresher, home-cooked meals to those who don’t have access to it (whether it be because of disabilities, general lack of skill, or lack of time to cook).

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