Horsecreek Critters

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On Saturday April 6, the Western Canadian Robotics Society was the recipient of a $1,000 donation from Debora Rice-Salomons, CGA a benevolent supporter of many charitable and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Rice-Salomons comments “WCRS provides a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about robotics, I believe this type of club is a great addition to the Calgary Community and I am happy to be able to help.”   Debora encourages everyone to “put back into the communities you live and work in.   When you see something you believe is good – do something about it – offer to help in any way you can – large or small donations of time or funds make a difference. “

Debora donated money to both the WCRS, and our host, the Aersospace museum.

Debora has also issued a challenge for the 2014 Robot Games, and has pledged a prize money donation for the event.

The WCRS would like to extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to Debora.

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Feet for your Arduino

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I recently purchased some Sugru, and decided to test it out on various things I have sitting around my lab.

One thing that has always been an issue is the underside of the Arduino.  The pins are really sharp and can scratch your desk surface.  Sugru to the rescue!

First, get your Favorite Arduino.  Here is my Mega.

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Next, work your Sugru, and divide into 4 equal pieces.

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Next, Roll each piece into a ball and stick onto Arduino where you would like your feet to be.

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After that, find a nice flat surface.  I used a glass photo frame / shadow box that I had.  Press down moderately to make the Arduino sit flat.  Remove from flat surface and let cure for 24 Hours.  After it cures, Enjoy!

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TankBot

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Spotted at Wal-Mart.

If you haven’t seen these, check out the Deskpets HOMEPAGE.

Keep up the great work guys!

I managed to find an article for the mind behind these, whom is an acquaintance, and all-around nice guy.  Read it HERE.

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