STEM Fair at Framlingham

At the invitation of Ambra Calver at Thomas Mills High School, a small selection of robots and I went off there last week to support their Y9 and Y10 STEM Fair. It was good to meet some very interesting people, staff as well as students, and I hope that I managed to convince a few people […]

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Workshops and Assembly in Corby

I was delighted to be asked by Angie Alloway of Studfall Junior School in Corby to present to an assembly and to run four robotics workshops for their Y6 classes over the course of a school day. The big day was 15 March and was part of the school’s Science Week events. For me it […]

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STEM Fair ’16 at Stour Valley

I had a very early start last Wednesday. To get to the other side of Suffolk and to be able to set out my stall before the children started arriving at 08:30 I had to be on the road before 7. This was all thanks to Dan Stephens, the STEM coordinator at Stour Valley Community […]

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PhysicsFest ’15

We were really pleased invited by the East Anglia branch of the Institute of Physics to take part in Physicsfest ’15. This was an afternoon of physics related fun and experiments that was held at Northgate School in Ipswich. Most of our current robots went along, and it was a good job that they did, […]

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Thunderbirds are back, with strings attached!

Not much to do with robots, I know, well, apart from the fact that there were one or two robot characters and the acting was sometimes a teeny bit wooden, but Thunderbirds, my favourite programme from when I was a kid is returning for three brand new episodes. What’s really cool is that they are […]

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Welcome to BB-8. This IS the Droid You’re Looking For

The new Star Wars movie is coming out soon, and the marketing rush has started in earnest. For a robot fan like me, this means that there’s a new addition to the Star Wars robot crowd – BB-8. In the film, this is a real robot, having been designed and built by the clever people […]

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Enter Edison

Just added a new page about the fantastic Edison robot from Australia that has recently joined the RobotFun menagerie. Check it out!

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Big Robotics Challenge Tomorrow…

… in California, that is. DARPA are running a two day robotics challenge for guided and autonomous robots. Competing robots will be required to carry out a series of tasks that were inspired by the things that people had to do when the nuclear accident at the Fukushima reactor in Japan happened a few years […]

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RobotFun at The Suffolk Show

We have been invited by the Ipswich branch of the Institute of Physics to share their stand at this week’s Suffolk Show. If you’re going, Stand 258 is where the robot action will be – look out for our poster board outside the stand. There will be robots from all over the world to see […]

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Sphero in New Star Wars Movie

Some superb news from the set of the new Star Wars movie. One of the new droids to be featured is a real robot – a large version of Sphero. Called BB-8, it is a large spherical robot with a smaller head piece that balances on top of the main ball as it rolls around. […]

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