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Robot Fight Club
by Matthew Switlik - Friday, 2 May 2014, 3:07 PM

The Robot Fight Club software and 3D models are available at my GitHub account.  The current "Stackbot" design is meant to be a versatile base to start any tabletop size robot project with an Arduino, Beaglebone Black, or Raspberry Pi.  The layers are meant to be stacked to fit a projects needs.  Each layer can be attached with simple flat toothpicks, small screws, or gluing.

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Penguicon Challenge!!!
by Matthew Switlik - Friday, 2 May 2014, 2:17 PM

Win a free set of lasercut parts for the current Robot Fight Club prototype (RC 1.1).  All you have to do it beat my current entries in Dungeon Arena.

As of 2:00pm 5/2/2014 My Human code is ranked #77 and my Ogre code is ranked #22.

Be the first person to beat me and email me a link to the battle or proof of your higher ranking in either race and I'll give you the parts at the convention.

Challenge ends by the start of closing ceremonies on Sunday.

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Penguicon 2014
by Admin User - Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 12:38 AM

penguicon 2014 tshirtI will be presenting "From Sketchup to Lasercut" and will be a part of the "Open Source Jobs" panel at this years Penguicon.  Presentations and other related files will be available here before the event.



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The goal of this course is to give you a basic understanding of taking an idea from a 3D model to a physical laser cut prototype.  This course uses Sketchup and is geared towards Microsoft Windows.  Although the instructions should work on Mac OSX and in theory could work with Linux (using Wine).  The laser cutter we will be exporting our models to is a "Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1280".  It is accessible to trained members and guests of the i3Detroit hackerspace at very reasonable rates.