Q&A on Vector Unleashed with Jacob Hanchar, CEO of Digital Dream Labs
February 25th, 2020 | Interviews, Robotics
One of the best bits of news we had recently was that Anki, the company behind Cozmo and Vector, had their assets saved by Digital Dream Labs — our robot friends could live on! Their new Kickstarter to open up Vector's possibilities has already reached its goal. I had a Q&A with Jacob Hanchar, CEO of Digital Dream Labs, to find out more.
5 ways to teach yourself robotics
June 12th, 2018 | Robotics
Meri Amber, a budding roboticist in the making, has been eagerly looking for ways to learn robotics on her own. In this article, Meri explains where she has found resources to help her so far and recommends five ways that you can teach yourself robotics too.
Teaching the joys of STEM with robots and multiplayer programming
June 14th, 2017 | Interviews, Robotics
StarLAB is something we need more of — tech built by a team of engineers to help students learn together. In this case, they get to learn to build cool robots! I spoke with Clinton McKinnon, the Electrical/Marketing Engineer at Obelisk Systems, about StarLAB and their platform.
How to have fun using JavaScript with the IoT and robotics!
October 6th, 2016 | Internet of Things, Interviews, Robotics
I was eager to chat with Suz Hinton as we share a common passion — using JavaScript in the IoT and robotics. She is a frontend developer at Kickstarter, focused on JavaScript with a bit of Node.js and Ruby. In her spare time, she dabbles in open source Node.js projects and Nodebots. Her keynote at YOW! Connected was brilliant. Here's her story and why you can get into the IoT and robotics using JavaScript too!
Chris tinkers with the IoT and robotics and you can too!
September 19th, 2016 | Internet of Things, Interviews, Robotics
Chris Biggs has pieced together some pretty cool tech creations, including a work-in-progress, half-scale version of K-9 from Doctor Who, his very own working CNC milling and engraving machine, racing bots and an evolving collection of home automation capabilities in his house! He'll be speaking at this year's YOW! Connected conference in Melbourne on the 5th-6th October, so we caught up with him to share his experiences with the IoT, robotics and integrating Slack into the mix!