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Some basic craft supplies are all you need to start playing around with the mechanical side of  robotics.  We're going to focus mainly on arms and hands, but you could apply the same techniques to other parts.  We're also ...

Prototype Robot Parts

Exploring Space

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The invention of the microscope completely changed people's view of their surroundings.  They suddenly became aware of an invisible parallel world - with tiny creatures that caused some of our previously mysterious ...

DIY Microscope

Exploring Space

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As a twist on the classic phrase, the International Space Station (ISS) is occasionally described as the only man-made thing in space that is visible from the Earth.  It's only visible under certain conditions, but when it ...

Photographing the ISS

Exploring Space

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Rockets come in all shapes and sizes; but why not start at a tiny size - using things that you already have or can buy with loose change. Alka Seltzer Rocket The Alka Seltzer rocket rocket is a classic science ...

Tiny Rockets

Exploring Space

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Computers can seem massively complicated, and they are.  However, the foundation of computers is fairly simple to understand, and even for you to recreate yourself at home.  If you can get your head around the fact that ...

Foundation of Computers

Exploring Space

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It's ironic that while highly advanced telescopes are peering into deep space, most people in the industrialised world see less stars than ever before.  City lights and indoor lifestyles mean that some rarely see the beauty ...

Photographing Stars

Exploring Space

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You might think that driving a rover on another planet is similar to driving a radio controlled car on Earth.  In some ways it is - control signals are sent from Earth as radio waves, which the rover receives and ...

Introduction to Rover Driving

Exploring Space, Simulations