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Firstly I'd like to say good luck to Tony Cheetam and the Robots.net crowd for their robotic cartoon strip... I posted over at www.914pcbots.com a sample of an old (failed) comic strip attempt of mine from before.

Secondly I'd like to thank the robotics crowd that has been participating in the site forums at www.914pcbots.com , there are severally lively and interesting conversations going on various robotic subjects and if any of you have questions or opinions you'd like to share please do come by.



Have some new pics of a modded 914 with a custom flaming paint job on www.914pcbots.com for those that are interested.

www.914pcbots.com has some interesting pics of the 914 used as a navigator-bot if you're interested.

www.914pcbots.com is starting to fill with some content, a few wacky discussion and great ideas for working with 914 PC-BOTs.

Have to say I'm very pleased with the participation so far considering product is yet to ship. Waiting is SO HARD :)

For those of you who might be interested I've added a new editorial to www.914pcbots.com regarding the issue of robots size.

Introduction excerpt:

Like many people who've put some thought into robotics I've got my own vision of a pefect robot butler... or actually in my case I should say robot 'buffer'. While most people dream of the million physical chores their robot will be doing for them that they won't have to do (vacuuming the floor, feeding the dog, babysitting the kids, fetching beer etc) my robot would act more as a buffer against what I call 'technology spam'.

I love technology and I make my living in the technology industry but frankly...


I've started a new website: www.914PCBOTS.com which I hope to build a community around for people interested in building robots around PC technology and also the White Box Robotics 914 series of robots.

Working for VIA I've long been a proponent of using our Mini-ITX boards and PC technologies for robots (I call'em PC BOTS) so I decided on my own volition to start this new site.

If you're interested please do drop by. I'd certainly appreciate any feedback the robots.net community can give me to point me in useful directions.



Just a heads up that MobileRobotics.org has published the first ever actual review of a 914 PC-Bot from White Box Robotics... if you're interested you can check it out here:


Just wanted to share with you that my personal website (sponsored by VIA and/or anyone else who wants to pay for adverstising... nudge nudge, wink, wink) has served up over 150,000 page views this month already.

I love doing the site (even though I'm a lousy web master) and I plan to add even more features soon. If any of you have any suggestions let me know.

Tim www.mobilerobotics.org theeditor@mobilerobotics.org


I think your experience shows how in the future governments will have to start to get involved with the legislation relating to robotics.

In Fukokua in Japan, they have already started with these laws to allow future robots to roam freely in the streets and move about without human interference.

Tim B.

Tim from VIA and www.mobilerobotics.org here reporting in to let you guys know that WindowsforDevices.com has a great feature on a hacked RoboSapien with a Camera/PocketPC head.

Check it out here.

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