Vancouver BEAM Workshop

Here’s a few links to a workshop spear-headed by ScottyDogma in Vancouver, B.C. Some impressive work done using servos, BIOBug motors, some wooden spacer blocks and lots of soldering! Nice job, guys. Pics and movies: http://www3.telus.net/dogmabots Full Size (1344 x … Read more…

2002 LANL Workshop in the works…

Word from up the pipe at the Los Alamos National Laboratories is that the 10th Annual BEAM workshop is slated to happen May 2-4, 2002 at the Betty Ehart Center in Los Alamos, New Mexico (same place as the 1999 … Read more…

Maxim 8212 in stock!

FINALLY, after several phone calls, our shipment of Maxim 8212 configurable voltage detectors has shown up on our doorstep. All BEP customers who ordered with the accessory package can expect a small package from us in the next little while … Read more…

B.I.O.Bug Contest coming to a close…

We’re drawing to a close of the Mark Tilden/Solarbotics B.I.O.Bug contest. Due to close March 4 (the Monday after the weekend), this event is to see who can perform the best hack/reverse engineer on a Hasbro/Wowwee B.I.O.Bug. Two lucky winners … Read more…

B.I.O.Bug Hacking in Telluride!

Well, the Telluride workshop is a "go" for 2002. Specifically, you can enroll in a BIOBug hack day, among other classes, like this…

New Web Link

I really recommend you take a quick boo over to Richard Caudle’s webpage (aka: Frankendaddy) for a well-rounded, amusing BEAM webpage. Some great technology, in a well-written webpage. Read More…

May issue of Discover Magazine

Mr. Tilden informs me that his experiments with 40 B.I.O.Bugs in the desert of Whitesands, New Mexico will be detailed in the May issue of Discover Magazine. I’ve seen some of his personal pics of the experiment, and it is … Read more…

BEP Documentation Correction… part 2!

Thanks to an observant BEP user, a schematic inconsistancy in the IMx (Inverting Multiplexor) module was discovered, located, and eradicated. If you’re interested in keeping your BEP documentation totally updated, get a fresh copy of it from here.

Symet Workshop

Here’s something to take a boo at a workshop by Tom Mair and a Grade-5 class. From his message to the BEAM mailing list: Last year I helped Mrs. Corbett’s Grade 5 class build robots and we had a blast … Read more…

Pushpin Update

We’ve been getting many requests for additional inventory of our popular Push Pogo Pins. Well, we’ve ordered a batch, and we’ll post an update when they’re finally in. Sorry, no better ETA than that!