Something that’s never addressed in Japanese anime: How would those giant robots support themselves, let alone generate the energy to move around? Just one of Voltron’s metal lions would be impossibly heavy; propelling it would be quite the physics challenge.
Well, researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Suzumori Endo Lab have come up with a partial solution, even if they’re focusing on industrial robots, not the villain-fighting kind. Their challenge was to create a workable robot arm 20 meters long (that’s nearly 66 feet). The arm needed to be able to support itself, as well as move around.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.