Wednesday Cool Links: The Best of April ...

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April 3, 2013

Hmmm, April first has come and gone, and we've missed a chance to pretend we are now switching to selling electric squids powered by rabid honey badgers on brooms. To compensate for that disappointment here's an overview of the best April first stories.

Underwater Basketweaving
This is a new course where students explore the ancient technique of underwater basket weaving. The certificate of accomplishment comes with a 1500-watt professional hair dryer!
April Fools’ project teaches coworkers not to touch your stuff
Teach those pesky coworkers to never ever touch your stuff again. After flipping the switch a very loud siren will start sounding, which you cannot turn off with the said switch.
Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition
Sphero Peacekeeper is a new Sphero that reaches 3 feet in diameter, 150pounds and is a really efficient robotic ball capable of performing many tasks!
Google Fiber to the Pole
Get access to Google Fiber super-high-speed internet by plugging your device into the pole. Find a pole near you, and you can be surrounded by the fellow hackers and gamers and enjoy the community paired with technology. introduces the RetroMator 4000 is known for making classic games available to play on modern operating systems. If you miss the floppy disk days, RetroMator 4000 is for you. Scale your color depths to as low as 16 or play your favorite game as a text-only adventure.

Oh, and before we wrap up, just wanted to mention that our new pick'n'place machine is wonderful and working hard at picking and placing all the things, such as LOL Shields, Solarbotics Synapse-to-FTDI Adapter Kits, SB-Freeduinos, which are now back in stock. We thought you might wanna know!


September 22, 2006
GM15s back in stock!

Sorry about the delay in making these available. These tiny 25:1 pager-sized gear motors are difficult to get built. BUT, we finally have more GM15 gearmotors in stock!

January 4, 2007
Website maintenance

So, didja all have a good Holiday Break? Yeah, we did too. Need a vacation to recover from the vacation... Enough chit-chat: Just a quick note to let you know we're expecting a bit of an outage January 6th at 2am MST (that's -7GMT, I think). Our server is being affected by an upstream upgrade […]

March 18, 2003
Another Junkbots review

We're pretty proud of our book, "Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels", especially with reviews like this!

October 22, 2002
New BEP Application

Grant McKee has been working hard using BEPs in a good many applications around the office, so we've got him to put together a simple application of the BEP - the Pummer nocturnal Strobe. We'll be posting other BEP applications under the 'Special Projects' gallery, so check back once in a while!

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