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Tutorial: Relay Board + Arduino

1.RelayBoard…

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Added by GarageLab on July 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Boy gets new arm made in 3-D printer



Six-year-old Alex Pring was born without an arm, but he says that hasn't… Continue

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

Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices

A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers…

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Added by GarageLab on July 29, 2014 at 5:54am — No Comments

Tutorial:How to control a Motor with an Arduino and L293D/Dual Motor Shield

In this tutorial we will show you how to control a motor with an arduino in two…

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Added by GarageLab on July 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

3D printed humanoid robot goes open source

If you’ve ever dreamed of manufacturing your own legion of mechanical minions, a group of robotics researchers at the Inria Flowers Lab in Bordeaux-France may have a solution. The group recently released the physical design and control software, plus BOM and assembly instructions,…

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Added by GarageLab on July 28, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie

Aside from teaching children basic electronics skills and principles, the tinyTesla was designed to play music. It has a USB port and a MIDI port, so you can control it either through music software on your computer or with a MIDI instrument.

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Added by GarageLab on July 24, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Tutorial: XBEE with Arduino

On this tutorial, we will show how to use the XBee with Arduino, using the XBee Shield and the XBee explorer. The XBee uses the 2.4GHz and the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. With this board, you can exschange information between two microcontrollers, or computers. You can also create point-to-point or multi-point networks.

Get the XBee explorer and…

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Added by GarageLab on July 24, 2014 at 7:19am — No Comments

Social robot Jibo, created by MIT roboticist

At 6 pounds in weight and 11 inches in height, the robot is capable of many tasks. It acts as an "on-demand cameraman," picking up on cues like movement, speech commands and smiles to know when someone's posing for a picture. Breazeal says that's important for any parent who wants to be in a photo with their family as opposed to constantly being the designated…

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Added by GarageLab on July 23, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

What Could You Do With 7 Fingers?

A strange thought yes, but MIT researchers think an extra two digits could really make a difference in many people’s lives. The extra two fingers provide three degrees of freedom each, and are mounted off the user’s wrist. A series of position recording sensors attached to the glove provide feedback to the system in order to control the fingers…

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Added by GarageLab on July 22, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments

Create your dream gadget with a smart device

If you enjoy using the Arduino platform and would like to create your very own self balancing robot, you might be interested in a new device called the Hippo-ADK which is…

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Added by GarageLab on July 21, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

YouBionic – 3D Printed Bionic Arduino Controlled Prosthetic Hand

A company called YouBionic has just announced that they are in the process of developing a bionic, electronically controlled, 3D printed prosthetic hand. Federico Ciccarese tells 3DPrint.com that the hand will be controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and commercial servomotors. The prototype of the hand has been…

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Added by GarageLab on July 21, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

Real world third person reality percspective

Who says VR needs to be experienced in the first-person? Using a stereo pair of…

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Added by GarageLab on July 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Google picks a manufacturing partner for smart contact lenses

Earlier this year the X lab at Google revealed they were continuing research initially done with Microsoft to make contact lenses that did a lot more than just help you see better. There’s a couple of impressive concepts that have come from this research, but the X lab has been…

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Added by GarageLab on July 16, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Wireless Controlled Robotic Hand

It consists in an artificial hand controlled by a glove with flex sensors. The artificial hand reproduces the movements of the hand with the control glove, wirelessly. The hand and the glove works both with Arduino.

The materials needed for the control glove are:

  • an elastic glove;
  • Lilypad Arduino board (there are different…
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Added by GarageLab on July 15, 2014 at 5:25am — No Comments

Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser

This radio is only authentic on the outside. This guy found two units of an old radio model on eBay and used them to make an Internet-connected music player. He was able to pull off the mod with the help of a Raspberry Pi and a free Linux-based software called Pi…

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Added by GarageLab on July 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Robotic Hand Uses AI to Specialize Its Grip for Any Object



The hand makes clever use of Microsoft’s Kinect off-the-shelf depth sensor to size up the object it needs to grasp using a 3D point cloud. If the hand has seen the object before, it calls up instructions for the most practical shape to adopt to grasp it. If it hasn’t seen the object before, it runs artificial intelligence algorithms to guess at the best…

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Added by GarageLab on July 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Connect Four Robot: Pretty Sneaky, Bot

Patrick McCabe has what might be the world’s only single-player Connect Four set, thanks to a robot that he made for his Microcomputer Project Laboratory course at MIT. The robot is slow and noisy, but it makes up for its crude machinery with its sharp brain. For those of you who don’t know, Connect Four is a solved game. It’s possible to predict the…

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Added by GarageLab on July 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tutorial: Basic 16x2 LCD with Arduino

On this tutorial, we will show you how to connect a basic 16x2 LCD to your Arduino.

Materials List

1x Arduino UNO

1x LCD 16x2

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Added by GarageLab on July 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Lego robot plays freemium iPad games while creator sleeps

In 2011, Uli Kilian earned a Guinness World Record for solving 100 Rubik’s cubes during that year’s London marathon. Instead of running during this year’s race, however, he has produced a Lego Technics robot that plays free-to-play iPad games while he sleeps.

The small setup uses an old iPad mounted on top of Technics wheels. The machine…

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Added by GarageLab on July 8, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Play Tetris on this T-shirt

Mark Kerger is a walking video game, thanks to his fancy shirt. He built this cool Tetris shirt using an Arduino controller, 128 LEDs, and 4 AA batteries. Look at him now. He’s a walking arcade cabinet. The possibilities are endless. And if you need more screen space, there’s always your pants, in which case your belt…

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Added by GarageLab on July 7, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments

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