April 17, 2010 AT 7:42 am

“Ask an engineer” is TONIGHT 10pm ET – ROBOT GIVEAWAY!

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Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. MOSnet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 10pm. Eastern time, April 17th. Tonight, Saturday 4/17/2010 – 10pm ET – “Ask an Engineer” – Adafruit’s weekly LIVE video chat! What is “Ask an engineer”? From the electronics enthusiast to the professional community – “Ask an Engineer” has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re a beginner, or an seasoned engineer – stop in and see what we’re up to! We have demos of projects and products we’re working on, we answer you engineering and electronics questions and we have a trivia question + give away each week. To see previous chat event videos, please visit the forums.

Tonight we have a nice GIVEAWAY! An iRobot Create (R) programmable robot!

Create is an affordable mobile robot platform for educators, students and developers – use it to experiment, learn and play! Here’s just the beginning of the fun you can have with Create…

-Learn the fundamentals of robotics, computer science and engineering
-Program behaviors, sounds and movements
-Attach sensors, electronics, cameras, grippers and more

Create is preassembled and ready to use right out of the box. Beginners can observe the robot’s behavior in any of the 10 demonstration modes or program the robot by downloading scripts with any basic terminal program. Advanced users can write custom software using a variety of methods that take advantage of the robot’s “streaming sensor data” mode for more control of the robot. And highly advanced users can write programs for completely autonomous behavior.

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In celebration of National Robotics Week everything in our robotics category this week (until April 18th, 11:59pm ET) is on sale for 10% off. Use the code ROBOT on check out!

Chat details!

  • Visit our new “chat” section on Adafruit at 10pm ET, Saturday nights
  • Or visit our Ustream page
  • For old schoolers, you can use IRC, you’ll need a Ustream log/pass, check out the Ustream IRC how-tos here and here
  • We are #adafruit-industries6796 on IRC server chat1.ustream.tv
  • There will be a trivia question at the end of the night as always!
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  1. Please tell me you have set up the Terminator cat overlay as one of your real-time video effects. PLEASE

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