Check out FirstInspires.org to find a team near you. The game comes out in January but many teams start forming in September.
Sparkfun has an autonomous vehicle competition, this is their 10th year.
Elecia wrote a related blog post for Derek, a few notes about media training.
SAMS C++ in One Hour a Day by Siddhartha Rao
Bennie is also on Instagram (benjoe02) and YouTube.
We spoke to author Robin Sloan (@robinsloan) about his books and near-future science fiction.
Robin’s website is robinsloan.com. Go there for some short stories, sign up for his newsletter and check out his new ‘zine (also at wizard.limo). Oh! Don’t forget his blog, including a description of his neural net for audio generation and for writing.
Some books Robin suggested:
Product manager resources from product.careers and Ken Norton's Newsletter. For an alternate take, there is good cartoon about effective product management from Henrik Kniberg.
There is also the often useful Google's developer documentation style guide.
NerdRage’s video on the chemistry of etching
The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen by Bunnie Huang
Speaking of Robot Operating System (we did, briefly), IEEE Spectrum had a nice history of ROS.
Embedded show #187: Self Driving Arm is the interview with Professor Patrick Pilarski about machine learning and robotics applied to prosthetic limbs.
My machine learning board is Nvidia’s Jetson TX2. The Two Days to a Demo is a good starting point. However, if you are new to machine learning, a better and more thorough introduction is the Andrew Ng’s Machine Learning course on Coursera. To try out machine learning, look at Weka Data Mining Software in Java for getting to know your data and OpenIA Gym for understanding reinforcement learning algorithms
I wasn't sure about the Law of Cosines before starting to play with this so I made a drawing to imprint it into my brain.
Professor Ayanna Howard of Georgia Tech joins us to talk about robotics including how androids interact with humans. Some of her favorite robot include the Darwin, the Nao, and, for home-hacking, the Darwin Mini.
Ayanna has a profile on EngineerGirl.org, a site that lets young women ask questions of women in the engineering profession.
Elecia has been working on a typing robot named Ty, documented on the Embedded.fm blog. It uses a MeArm, on sale in July 2017 at Hackaday.com, with coupon noted in show. (don't use PayPal to check out or you can't apply the coupon).
Other robots for trying out robots: Lego Mindstorms (lots of books, project ideas, and incredible online tutorials!), Cozmobot, Dash and Dot. Some robotics competition leagues include Vex, Botball, and FIRST.