Robot Project. First stage, Last Stage

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On the last day of the robot project, the class was given instructions to make a simple wobbler robot with basic materials, then expand upon that with the materials that we brought in to advance that particular robot. The first picture shows the wobbler with the general materials provided with two motors, a box, and an empty battery pack. The second picture displays the same robot only with two bottles attached at the side, a slinky that’s been cut in half and attached at both ends, and inside each bottle are bits of wires to give it some sound.

The project itself did show a good intro to making robots and provided a lot of insight into more mediums that could be utilized in conjunction with what we’ve been learning in class.

To see both in motion

First Robot

With modifications

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Tim Berners Lee

  • In 1978 he joined D.G. Nash and assisted in creating a type setting software for printers.
  • 1980 he worked as an independent contractor at CERN where he proposed a project based on the concept of Hypertext for sharing and updating info for researchers.
  • Tim Berners Lee is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, and awarded as such during the summer of 2012 after his proposal back in March 1989 to implement an information management system. The first successful HTTP client and server (internet) mid November 1989.
  • First website built at CERN on August 1991
  • He is currently the director of the World Wide Consortium  which is something that oversees the development of the Web.
  • Senior researcher and holder of the founder’s chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
  • Director of the Web Science Research Initiative and a member of the advisory board at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

Here is the page to his TED talks