Franklin Robotics Blog

Home Robots and the Cobbler’s Elves

Posted by Joe Jones on Jul 10, 2017 10:04:00 AM

How many computers do you own? 

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Topics: Gardening, Robotics

Solar Powered Robots

Posted by Joe Jones on Jul 7, 2017 9:28:00 AM

I've built a lot of robots over the years and one question that's often asked is, “Why don't you make the robot solar-powered?”

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Topics: Gardening, Robotics

The Roboticist and the Garden (Part 2)

Posted by Joe Jones on Jul 5, 2017 11:29:32 AM

My first vegetable garden didn’t turn out so well.  I procrastinated weeding for the first few weeks, and then went on a short vacation to find my garden had almost completely disappeared under a jungle of weeds.

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Topics: Gardening

4 Exhibits, Talks, & Events We're Looking Forward to at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

Posted by Ben Silverman on May 18, 2017 5:41:00 PM

We’re getting ready for Maker Faire Bay Area! In its eleventh year running, this flagship Bay Area Faire is one of our favorite places to meet and connect with other makers from around the world. We’ll be in the Maker to Market area presenting Tertill, our solar-powered, home garden-weeding robot, from May 19-21.  There's a map available to help get you oriented.

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Topics: Gardening

The Roboticist and the Garden (Part 1)

Posted by Joe Jones on May 13, 2017 1:20:17 PM

Nothing could have inspired or prepared me more for designing a robot to assist gardeners than attempting - and struggling - to maintain my own garden.

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Topics: Gardening