February 2014 STEM Workshops

Electronics for a 3DR RepRap printer

February was a busy time with progress made on ROV designs and camera modules, 3DR RepRap 3D printers, and preparations for Workshops and Summer Camps including the Texas A&M University AggieSTEM program! Continue reading

SOLID Learning Robot – Servos

Common hobby servo Icon

“ANALYSIS: Servos provide a flexible option, easily controlled in large numbers using digital electronics. They are best suited to mobile lightweight robotic designs where the rigid outer shell can be incorporated as a structural element of the robot.” 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