The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) launched a new Robotics Online site at www.roboticsonline.com . Browse articles, technical papers, and case studies, or search through a list of vendors in robotic applications, including material handling and assembly and welding. Also on the site is the opportunity to Request for a Bid on a product or system and receive information from the manufacturer. Users can also submit robotics-related questions to their "Ask the Expert" feature or participate in online discussions through a message board or live chat.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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