This episode is dedicated to all those people that like to build robotics projects, to test new ideas for robots, to experiment with robotics solutions, and build robots that work.
Today we are going to talk about how to make a living doing what we love the most: building robotics projects one after another without having to care if it is going to be a successful business or not. Just do the projects that we want because we want!…. ooohhh that is the dream of every roboticist!
But before going into that, let me remind you about our ROS online academy. Yes, at the Construct we have created an online academy named The Robot Ignite Academy which contains a ROS learning path for beginners. The path is composed by:
- Linux for Robotics
- Python for Robotics
- ROS Basic Concepts
- Understanding TF
- URDF for modeling robots
- ROS Control
- Build your own robot and ROSify it… and become a ROS Developer!
Now let me introduce you James Burton. James is an electrical and mechanical engineer who dedicates to build robot projects and post the whole process online on his Youtube channel. He has built amazing electromechanical projects like the BB-8 robot, the batman skateboard or the OpenDog. He is the real Youtube Maker for robotics projects!
- Follow James Bruton on LinkedIn
- Tune James Youtube channel with almos 1 million subscribers
- Check James company website where he posts more details about his designs
- Consider support James on Patreon (we do!!!)
- Git repo of James
- The Open Dog quadruped robot design series of videos
- CHAMP libraries for quadrupeds walking algorithms by Luis Jimeno
- James series of videos showing how to build a ROS robot for mapping and navigation
- James’ BB-8 robot project v3
- The ROS courses of our academy James mentions during the podcast:
- MoveIt ROS packages for robotic arm control
- James’ Lego project
- Solidworks ROS plugin to convert Solidworks designs into URDF for ROS
- Fusion 360 for personal use
- The IRON Man suit project (more than 75Million views as for October 2020):
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