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Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2017 • This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and two in its ankles, to dance to the music it plays.
Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2017 • A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.
Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers
By Steve Crowe · 17 March, 2017 • Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
Amazon Alexa Hack Creates Talking Halloween Skull
By RT Staff · 14 March, 2017 • An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back.
Toast-Buttering Robot Might Ruin Breakfast
By Steve Crowe · 27 February, 2017 • Watch this DIY toast-buttering robot, which was built from junk motors, laser cut wood, and zip ties, try to finish making breakfast.
Coffee Maker Turns into 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • If you're a tinkerer looking to build yourself a 3D printer, check out what Tropical Labs did with an old coffee maker. The company turned a Norelco 12 coffee maker into a working 3D printer.
6 Awesome Robots at World Maker Faire
By Jeremy S. Cook · 6 October, 2016 • If you’re interested in the intersection of robotics and DIY pursuits, World Maker Faire is a great show to attend. Here are just a few of the amazing robots from World Maker Faire.
3 Robots with Incredible Balance
By Jeremy S. Cook · 4 October, 2016 • Not all robots easily tip over. Here are three robots that display incredible levels of balance.
6 Awesome DIY Walking Robots
By Jeremy S. Cook · 31 August, 2016 • Whether your walking robot has two, four or six legs, there are lots of ways to approach building it. Here's a roundup of DIY walking robots to get your creative juices flowing.
Evive: An Impressive Arduino-Based Robotics Platform
By Jeremy S. Cook · 18 August, 2016 • Evive is a functional Arduino-based board with some very impressive capabilities, and it could be a great way to start your DIY robotics journey.
5 DIY Robotics Platforms for Makers
By Jeremy S. Cook · 5 August, 2016 • Building robots can be extremely fun and rewarding. Here's a roundup of DIY robotics platforms to help unleash your inner maker.

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