MIND KIT Is a Modular Robotics Development Platform Now on Kickstarter

This versatile kit includes sensors, servos, and compute modules that can be combined in many different ways From Vincross, the folks who brought you the HEXA robot, is a new Kickstarter for MIND KIT, a modular robotics development platform that you can use to build that robot that you’ve always wanted but doesn’t exist yet.

Twenty-five ways in which MIT has transformed computing

This month MIT is celebrating the launch of the new $1 billion MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. To help commemorate the event, here’s a list of 25 ways in which MIT has already transformed the world of computing technology. 1937: Digital circuits Master’s student Claude Shannon showed that the principles of true/false logic could be used to represent the on-off states of electric switches — a concept that served as the foundation of the field of digital circuits, and, therefore, the entire industry of digital computing itself. 1944: The digital computer The first digital computer that could operate in real-time came out of Project Whirlwind, a initiative during World War II in which MIT worked with the U.S. Navy to develop a universal flight simulator. The device’s success led to the creation of MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1951. 1945: Memex Professor Vannevar Bush proposed a data system called Continue reading Twenty-five ways in which MIT has transformed computing