3DR RepRap 3D Printers

3DR assembly of the base 3D printed components

The last workshop of 2013 focused on wrapping up projects and starting to build new tools like Richard Horne’s 3DR RepRap printers for use during the upcoming year’s SOLID Learning workshops and in makerspaces developing in schools and libraries! Continue reading

SOLID Learning – Servo Robot Actuator Selected!

Common hobby servo Icon

Educators and pariticpants have selected Servos as the standard actuator for SOLID Learning pilot robot designs, based on functionality, familiarity, cost and ease of use. Continue reading

SOLID Learning Robot – Stepper Motors

Common Stepper Motor Icon

“ANALYSIS: Stepper motors provide an expensive option that is very precise but power-hungry even when idle. Steper motors are best suited to fixed robotic designs requring incremental repeatable control over a large span.” Continue reading