Category: Robots

Beginning Robotics – Capacitors

CapacitorISO

Capacitors are a very common gadget in almost any electric circuit. Capacitors are kind of like electrical springs. When you push down on a spring, you give it some energy. If you let go, the energy comes back out of…

Robotic Rocket Launcher

Here is a very cool idea from mindsirobotics.com: “In this Video we took MINDS-i to the next level. Remember when you launched rockets in middle school? Take your school science project to the next level with MINDS-i. This 6×6 Chassis…

Beginning Robotics – Transistor

Transistors are one of the greatest inventions of all time. These little doohickies are what have made cool things like cell phones, computers, and just about anything tech-like possible. To keep things simple, we are going to look at one…

Beginning Robotics – LEDs

You have probably heard of LED’s. LED is actually an abbreviation that stands for Light Emitting Diode. They are used a lot of the time as a miniature light bulb. A lot of toys and even industrial equipment and cars…