Lauren Egts is high school student who participates in FIRST program (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) called FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition). FRC challenges teams to build a robot in six weeks that can compete in a competition. Lauren tells us about this year's... Read more
Learn more about the Robot Operating System (ROS), a platform built from the ground up to encourage collaborative robotics software development. Interview with Tully Foote, the Robot Operating System platform manager at the Open Source Robotics Foundation.
The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is $145 and includes an Arduino board that interfaces for LEDs, sensors, servo motors, and more. The kit can be controlled by the SNAP! or Scratch programming languages, and is supported on Linux (as well as Windows and Mac). Learners from ages 10 to 110 are invited to... Read more
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the the new Ubuntu smartphone, Tower drone flight control app, farmers get open source, and more! February 7 - 13, 2015
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Git Bounty program, the open source NAO robot, and more!
It's easy to get kids interested in technology when the technology is fun! And the options out there for fun outlets for kids to learn is growing every day. From building robots to programming games to building your own electronics, the line between play and learning is steadily blurring, and what'... Read more
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 6-10, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, you'll learn about some new partnerships that could lead to some new open source tech. Here's what we found:
OpenROV is a project that provides plans and software for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Currently, it's a series of prototypes, with the goal of a fully-realized design of an underwater exploration device. It was originally created to explore Hall City Cave in northern California. The cave has... Read more
On the teaching open source mailing list, the following question was recently posted: