"Little Drum Machine"

Dave Hrynkiw
March 24, 2008

First of all, let me apologized for the delay in getting any posts up lately.

For those who may not know, Solarbotics Ltd. purchased HVW Technologies just over a year ago. This past year has gone by very quickly, and I've had to put down the soldering iron, and sit in front of a keyboard just to wrap my brains around microcontroller-based designs. When one is used to hard-wiring robot brains, using software across four platforms is quite a leap (AVR/PIC/Basic Stamp/PICAxe)!

So wish us a happy 1st anniversary of taking over HVW Technologies - it's been a fun, busy year getting up-to-snuff on all these new cool toys!

Back to the reason for the post. Dan Gates, our intrepid techgeek, forwarded me this amusing link of a robot built from our GMTPkg tread bundle, and a couple of GM10 gear motors. It's not your generic "wander-around" robot. Trust me - watch the video just for a few seconds before you decide to wander off to some other part of the google-video universe...


June 12, 2003
Solarbotics WCRG mini-sumo workshop

The night before WCRG, and all through the office, not a creature was stirring...except two dozen mini-sumo robots - AAAHH! Thanks to Alberta Printed Circuits, we were able to sponsor a mini-sumo workshop to build 24 robots to compete in the next day's Western Canadian Robot Games.

January 28, 2013
Early Monday New Product Post: Now with ...

We apologize for the late Friday Product Post - Friday night our brains were temporarily eaten out by rabid flying honey badger monkeys. The brains are now successfully returned into place, and here's the freshly renamed Early Monday Product Post. Oh, look, text! It has letters! And words. And sentences. And clauses. And everything a […]

February 20, 2006
Monday closed for holiday


May 24, 2012
Arduino Leonardo Preorder, Cool Link Wed...

Big news! We've put in an order to bring in a schwack-load (a scientific unit of measurement) of the new n' shiny Arduino Leonardo. We can't quite say when they're set to arrive, though, but we're hoping it'll only be a few weeks...ish. Looks like this will be a really popular board, due to the impressive […]

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