Come to the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, and you can play with and learn to build robots! The Seattle Mini Maker Faire will feature several projects with robots, each with its own unique twist!
If you want to drive a robot, come see “Logos Electromechanical,” which is “the home of the Zigduino, an Arduino variant with a built-in radio,” says Pierce Nichols of Logos Electromechanical. “We’ll have a couple of remote-controlled robots based around the Zigduino for attendees to drive!” If you love remote-control cars or like to race your friends, visit Logos Electromechanical, check out their Zigduino product, and play around with their fantastic robots! Pierce can help you purchase components to build your own robot toy or robot servant.
Dan Royer of the organization Marginally Clever will showcase robots in the arenas of art, automobiles, and animals, featuring a Makelangelo mural –drawing robot, a crab robot, and a HOG line-following robot, in addition to making other designs, such as meccanum cars! If you’d like to see how a robot can make artistic masterpieces, how a robot can imitate an animal, or learn about alternative ways to make a car, this is the project for you!
Want to learn about robots from champion robot builders? Xbot Robotics is a team of students and mentors with a history of winning robot competitions and earning awards for their teamwork and sportsmanship.
At Seattle Mini Maker Faire, you can build a robot at the XBOT Robotics Automaton booth. Kate Thibodeau of XBOT Robotics says, “An automaton, once called an old fashioned robot, will introduce you to the concepts of gears, cams, levels and converting rotary motion to linear motion. We have parts created using our laser cutter.”
Robots can imitate cars, animals, artists, or anything you want to program robots to mimic. Come to the Seattle Mini Maker Faire and see how much fun you’ll have exploring what these robots can do! Kids 15 and younger attend for free! Get your tickets online now for $15 adult, $8 student.