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Industrial Raspberry Pi Project, Part 2

So, now I have a project and a target concept to build, I must dedicate myself fully to what components to use. At this point, I have what feels like a lot of time, but...

Industrial Raspberry Pi Project, Part 1:

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Editor's Note: Paul, a senior automation engineer and experienced PLC programmer, reached out to me to ask if we'd be interested in publishing a series of articles about his side-project to build a simple...

Christmas Light Show Automation

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Are you going to decorate for Christmas? Never! I moved into our house in June 2015 with my wife and baby twin girls. My agent mentioned during close that "the agent (selling) said this is...

Fun Automating Virtual Factories (Video, TAS G1)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at "Automation In Gaming" by learning how to automate a virtual factory in the game Factorio: NOTE: You can purchase Factorio and support...

Robots Defeat Humans on Foosball Playing Field

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Robotics is a field of study which is experiencing constant progress. People are wondering how they can improve or make a groundbreaking discovery in robotics. That is why they are developing absolutely everything they...

This Week On The Automation Podcast

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This week on The Automation Podcast Wednesday in episode 33 of The Automation Podcast I shared what I learned in my first year as a Lego League coach. Related: Read the companion article HERE Watch the Podcast below,...

What I learned in my first year coaching Lego League (P33)

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Today I share ten lessons I learned in my first year coaching a Lego League team in episode 33 of The Automation Podcast. Related: Read the companion article HERE Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365840967 w=750 h=420] Listen to the...

What I learned in my first year as a Lego League coach

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The 2105-2016 Lego League season is now over in Berkshire County. And as it was my first year as a coach, I thought I would share the lessons I learned in today's article: NEW: Check out the video version...

Homemade six servo robot solves Rubik's cube in 1 second

I thought this was so cool that I had to step away from the recording my PanelView Plus training course for just a moment to share it with you. In the below video, Jay Flatland and...

What is First Lego League?

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Recently I was approached to coach a local school's First Lego League (FLL) team. Never having been involved with FFL before, aside from attending a single competition as a spectator, I wasn't quite sure what...