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  • .Net Gadgeteer for Visual Studio 2012 available

    Available today, download the updated .NET Gadgeteer, including support for Visual Studio 2012 and a host of other new features. http://bit.ly/17wl6qK
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-19-2013
  • SciTech Club: First ROV swimming pool tests

    We had a special meeting of the high school SciTech club this week. Not only did we have an hour, not only were the students allowed to miss another lesson, but we got our Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles in the swimming pool! And they all worked The pictures below were captured from my own ROV...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-01-2013
  • Think Computer Science 2012

    Together with colleagues from Microsoft UK and Microsoft Research I attended the Think Computer Science event today. Think Computer Science is an annual event by Microsoft Research in Cambridge, to inspire local high school students to follow a scientific or engineering education path. Over 600 children...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 12-11-2012
  • New tool

    In order to manufacture some custom parts required for one of my submersible projects I have had to purchase a small metal work lathe This will allow me to turn the section headers and seals required by my ‘Robo-Float’. Inspired by the Argo floats , my robo-float will be used to survey local inland lakes...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 11-10-2012
  • First SciTech club meeting

    As the opener for the new high school SciTech club I took along several of my robots: A1DW Eddie Sphero and my DIY Drone’s Quadrocopter All the above robots except for the Quadrocopter are ‘differential drive’ robots. That means they are driven by two motors which can steer the robot ‘like a tank’ or...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-08-2012
  • New SciTech Club

    My local high school has invited me to lead a new Science and Technology club. I’ve eagerly accepted the role but now I need to find a project to get the members excited. The club is on a Monday lunch time for only 25mins – not a lot of time – so a project that can return quick results is required. The...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-01-2012
  • Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio R3 released

    Slipping out at the end of May was the R3 release of Microsoft RDS. I’ve played with RDS since the early days, but my time has been occupied lately with mobile phones. But the most significant change with RDS is that it is now FREE – not more express, standard or academic editions. RDS is now built for...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 07-16-2010
  • iRobot promo video

    And whilst I exercise my iRobot fan-boy status, here’s an iRobot promo video. Awesome robotic fun - I am so in the wrong job ;-)
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 09-08-2009
  • iRobot new LANDroid “Ember” video

    I like this.
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 09-08-2009
  • Speech controlled robots

    At Maker Faire UK I wanted to have an exhibit anyone could interact with. So I took along my robots and modified one of the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (MRDS) Visual Programming Language (VPL) examples to allow both speech and Xbox controller control of them. Note to product teams: shorter product...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-09-2009
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