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Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes

As much trouble as humanoid robots are to build and control, we keep on trying to make it work because it's easiest to operate in a human environment if you can do the same things that a human can. There are some good arguments for why it makes a lot more sense to modify our environments to better suit robots, but the fact is, if you can pull it off, humanoid is still…

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Added by GarageLab on September 19, 2014 at 5:21am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to use a Relay Module

1. Relay Module

          A relay is a simple electromechanical switch made up of an…

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Added by GarageLab on September 18, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Jetpack to Increase Speed & Agility: Slightly Advanced Warfare

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy is known around the world as Jetman because he made – and flies with – his own jet-propelled wing. Arizona State University (ASU) student Jason Kerestes also made a jetpack, but it’s not strong enough to make a man fly, nor was it meant to. It’s designed only to help its wearer move faster on foot.

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Added by GarageLab on September 17, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

Intelligent seat promises to detect if driver is drunk

Researchers from Hiroshima University and the University of Tokyo, Japan, developed in partnership with Delta Tooling a new smart car seat. The novelty promises not only detect if the driver is drunk or on drugs, but also if he is sleepy or…

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Added by GarageLab on September 16, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments

Arduino-Powered Turntables That Turn DJing Into Child’s Play

Per Holmquist has always had a finely tuned ear for music. “When I hear a song for the first time I know, ‘Okay it will be a hit,’” he says. But he never learned to play an instrument. Taking lessons and learning how to read sheet music for a new instrument would be too hefty a commitment, so for his graduation project at Beckmans College of Design in Sweden, the student designer (and disc jockey…

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Added by GarageLab on September 15, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

Stanford develops a radio the size of an ant, draws power from electromagnetic waves

What is this? A radio for ants? Not so much for ants, but it’s certainly the size of an ant. Stanford engineer Amin Arbabian has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across that is so energy efficient that it doesn’t need a battery. Instead, it…

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Added by GarageLab on September 12, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Arduino Wireless Animatronic Hand

What this is, is a wireless animatronic hand that doesn't need a computer to operate. The user wears a control glove and can control the animatronic hand precisely.

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Added by GarageLab on September 11, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

First Graphene-enabled Flexible Display Demonstrated

The prototype uses an electrophoretic film, which is similar to the screens used in today’s e-readers with the added benefit of being flexible. In future iterations of the device, the research team will look at using liquid crystal (LCD) and organic light emitting diodes(OLED) technology to produce color images.

It would seem based on the press release…

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Added by GarageLab on September 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

This Robot Crawls Through Acid, Ice and Fire

This robot, developed at Professor George M. Whitesides’ lab at Harvard University has recently become untethered, so it is off the leash. This creepy crawler is super tough and can function in subzero temperatures, 40 km/h winds, puddles of up to 5 centimeters of water, and 3,000 Kelvin methane flames for up to 50 seconds. It’s also resistant to acid.…

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Added by GarageLab on September 9, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Console Raspberry Pi promises to bring back the past games

A model Raspberry Pi, smaller computer world has been transformed into one identical to the Super Nintendo console. The idea of ​​using the programmable circuit to reproduce the nostalgic game gave rise to Pi Gamer, a project of collective funding that is succeeding on…

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Added by GarageLab on September 8, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Robot Vacuum Has 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, Cyclone Suction

The 360 Eye is one of the most advanced robot vacuums that we've ever seen. The robot sees its environment using a unique 360° vision system [which is sensitive into the infrared], and then builds a detailed floor plan [based on high contrast visual features] to intelligently and systematically navigate around a room and tracks its position

Other…

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Added by GarageLab on September 5, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Here it comes, The Amazing Garagino!

It's with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the Garagino for our campaign on Kickstarter.

So... what is Garagino?

Garagino is an Arduino plataform compatible prototyping board, you can prototype faster, cheaper and easier. Garagino is 100% compatiable with arduino, this means that Garagino has the same pins…

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Added by GarageLab on September 5, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments

Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed

Malloy Aeronautics in the UK is developing a flying quadcopter designed for human riders. Right now they are testing a 1/3 scale model proof-of-concept vehicle called the Drone 3 that has a robot riding it. Now imagine a full scale version of this thing chasing you down with a larger robot and outfitted with lasers.

The designers say that the…

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Added by GarageLab on September 4, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Tutorial: How to use a Shield RS485 and USB/RS485 Converter with Arduino

Hello Everybody! In this tutorial we are going to do a test with an RS485/USB Converter and RS485 Shield. We will use an Arduino UNO and Arduino IDE Serial Monitor. So be it!

1. Materials List…

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Added by GarageLab on September 3, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Smart Ring tells who's calling and if there emails on mobile

'Smart Ring' shows notifications on social networking touchscreen. While wearable gadgets begin to hit the market in the form of smart watches, bracelets that monitor physical activities such as glasses or Google Glass, a company presented a kind of accessory in the form of a ring. It is placed on…

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Added by GarageLab on September 3, 2014 at 5:40am — No Comments

Early OpenBCI-Brain Computer Interface researcher hacks a Hexbug and gives advice to other brain-hackers

Audette blogged about his creation of a mind-controlled Hexbug battle spider that uses a SSVEP (Steady State Visually Evoked Potential) paradigm to move the toy robot left, right, and forward, an OpenBCI board, and an Arduino Uno.

Success!…

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Added by GarageLab on September 2, 2014 at 6:05am — No Comments

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes after an order is placed. That’s a beam saber to the heart of courier companies.…

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Added by GarageLab on September 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Homemade guitar looper with Arduino

Here is how to produce pedalboard for electric guitar. The idea is to connect pedals to the Arduino, and to use them to control a software of sound processing in Pure Data. Here I show you the example of a looper, but one can be also made a rack of effects without problem.…

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Added by GarageLab on August 29, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Next generation thrusters for marine robotics

Rustom Jehangir, Joe Spadola and Josh Villbrandt want to further the field of marine robotics. They know that the ocean covers seventy percent of our planet but it mostly unexplored. While building their Solar Surfer robot, the team was able to source every component easily and for a low cost - except the…

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Added by GarageLab on August 28, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids

A YouTube user aptly named “Papa” built a hovercraft for his kids. He wins the father of the week award. He could have just built vehicle with wheels and they would have been happy, but he went the extra mile and added hover capabilities.

The video actually shows his second attempt at the project. Looks like it is working pretty well, and those…

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Added by GarageLab on August 27, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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