All Posts: robotics

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Giveaway: Robotics Kit

At RadioShack, we encourage kids to play by making. That is why we sell a variety of toys for boys and girls that stimulate the mind and boost creativity and imagination. Some of these toys include Roominate — a motorized dollhouse, littleBits — which can be used to create circuits in seconds, and of course the Make:it Robotics Starter Kit. […] Read more

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Dual Channel Motor Driver Makes Moves

For many projects, especially robots, we want to add movement options. It’s pretty cool for a robot to follow a line, but it’s awesome if the robot waves at you while doing it! The RadioShack Dual Channel Motor Driver gives you a great way to control both the speed and direction of two separate motors, […] Read more

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Light Detector Board is Your Project’s Eyes

When we want to build automated interactive projects, like a robot, musical alarm, or just something to scare our pets, it’s easy to get caught up in the OUTPUT (what our mad-scientist project DOES), but it’s just as important to think about the INPUT (what we want to trigger that output). For example, suppose I […] Read more

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The Updated (and Expanded) Laws of Robotics

The future is closer than we think. It might not have flying cars (yet), but it does have a growing need to start legislating the other cohort of Tomorrow: robotics. The We Robot 2014 Conference met in Miami, Florida, last week (April 4th and 5th) to discuss the wide and varied topic that is the […] Read more

A Mississippi RadioShack Invaded by Robots

On a frigid February day in Pearl, Mississippi, a group of 15- and 16-year-old high school students braved the 30-degree cold to set up shop in front of the local RadioShack. Their goal—to show off the 18-inch crate-stacking, racquet ball-grabbing robot they designed and built together. Despite the less than ideal weather, the team endured […] Read more