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A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope

Mike Lane’s Pedi-Scope is a simple analog device that will free cyclists of squealing from their neck…

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Added by GarageLab on April 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Engineering team invents a camera that powers itself

A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene. They designed a pixel that can…

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Added by GarageLab on April 15, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Artificial bee brain used for vision system of a drone

The Green Brain Project is located in Sheffield, England, and it has one key focus: to simulate a functioning honeybee brain in software. Using a mix of neuroscience modeling, decision theory, parallel computing, and robotics, they are working towards that goal. So far, they’ve got the vision and olfactory (sensory) systems working in basic form,…

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Added by GarageLab on April 13, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

HemaVision Smart Thermal Imager Actually Tells You What that Cool (or Hot) Image Means

HemaImaging it’s working on the HemaVision, a standalone thermal imager that will be able to give you measurements in real-time and tell you if that’s within normal parameters.

The HemaVision has an 82×62 thermal sensor, a 5MP CMOS sensor, a 320×240 touchscreen, an SD card slot, a Wi-Fi…

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Added by GarageLab on April 9, 2015 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

New Liquid Metal Inkjet Printing Can Produce Flexible Circuitry

Creating truly flexible electronics requires applying super-thin layers of conducting materials to already bendable materials-but doing so accurately is difficult. Now, a new form of inkjet printing can allow scientists to deposit thin layers of liquid metal into neat circuits.

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Added by GarageLab on April 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

OM/ONE: Speaker of the Future

The OM/ONE is a truly unique take on the Bluetooth speaker. This wireless speaker is certainly one of the coolest looking speakers you’ll ever see. Not only does the portable OM/ONE speaker orb float above its base when it’s in your home, you can grab it out of the air and take it with you. A built-in lithium ion battery will keep it…

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Added by GarageLab on April 7, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to assemble a Radio Frequency (RF) controlled car using Garagino

Hello Guys! On this tutorial we're going to learn how to create a Radio Frequency Controlled Car using Garagino. As demonstration we'll show you a assembled car operating with Mini RF Receiver Shield that's controlled by the transmitter  Mini RF Transmitter Shield. Let's get…

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Added by GarageLab on April 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to communicate with ESP8266 via Intel Galileo

I assumed to you know about ESP8266 Wi-Fi module(inexpensive compared to other wifi modules and it has a MCU. For these reasons, it is motivation on IoT products for me) and you have an one. I am new on ESP8266 and I have a Intel Galileo Gen1 and no USB – TTL converter or an Arduino. So I need to communicate with ESP8266 via Intel Galileo but SoftwareSerial library which is used for…

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Added by teknotellal on April 6, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

US Navy has built a flying submarine drone

Drones are becoming an ever larger part of the military, but their use has mainly been restricted to the skies. The US Navy has been experimenting, though, and we could soon see a flying drone that also doubles as a submarine.

The Naval Research Laboratory has been working on just such a drone in…

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Added by GarageLab on April 6, 2015 at 5:35am — No Comments

Why people don't use PIC

Back in June 2013 I had an idea to set up a group here on Garage Lab for PIC users. It didn't happen. Why?

Well, I couldn't find an easy, economic way to show someone, anyone, how to use them because there was no decent, affordable hardware that was flexible enough. Sure Microchip have plenty of Dev Kits, but like most kits you can get from the OEM they are jam packed full of clever 'other bits' that you don't want or need. But worse still, starting a new project was at best tricky.…

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Added by Ray Jones on April 2, 2015 at 7:49am — No Comments

Graphene-enhanced LED light bulb is cheaper, more efficient, longer lasting

Graphene continues to be held up as a wonder material set to revolutionize many areas of tech in the future. However, even something as game-changing as graphene has to start small, and its first major commercial success looks set to be a light bulb.

In recent years we’ve been moving to ever more efficient lighting. Where as incandescent bulbs used to…

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Added by GarageLab on April 2, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

This Supercapacitor Is Paper-Thin, Stores Energy As Well As A Battery

A team of researchers from UCLA Berkeley has developed a new supercapacitor which is paper-thin, super-fast to charge and can match batteries with its energy storage density.

In a paper published in the…

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Added by GarageLab on April 1, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Reasons to install LED lights!

LED Lights have captured the whole market very significantly. It has so many advantages that one cannot say no to these lights. Except its high cost, there is no other drawback which may prevent you from having it. Below listed are few reasons which will help you to get your house installed with them.

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Added by Yoey Thamas on March 31, 2015 at 9:42pm — No Comments

China wants to build a massive solar power station in space

Moving away from fossil fuels and towards green energy generation is becoming increasingly important, not just because fossil fuels will eventually run out, but the emissions they produce are choking the atmosphere. That’s why we are seeing huge solar farms being built, but China is considering a much more ambitious project. Chinese scientists want…

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Added by GarageLab on March 31, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

These 3D-Printed Ants Could Be The Factory Workers Of The Future

These 3D-printed ants scuttle around much like the real thing. But loaded with sensors and wireless communication systems, they're an experiment in collaborative robots-the kind of co-working that could fuel the factories of the future.…

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Added by GarageLab on March 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Amazon holds contest to build humanity’s robot replacements

The Amazon orders of the future won’t be fulfilled by humans in warehouses, they’ll be carried out by fleets of robots. And our duty is clear: to build and maintain those robots. Fortunately, if workers must be tasked with manufacturing the very machines putting them all out of…

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Added by GarageLab on March 27, 2015 at 7:25am — No Comments

Birdly Uses the Oculus Rift So That You Can Be the Bird

Mankind has always dreamed about experiencing flight like the birds do. We’ve come a long way, but flying planes, even hang gliding, still doesn’t capture what it is like to actually be the bird. Well, Birdly gets us several steps (er, flaps) closer.

Birdly is a full-body simulator developed by the Institute for…

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Added by GarageLab on March 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

US Navy is testing an electromagnetic catapult to launch planes from aircraft carriers

For almost as long as aircraft carriers have existed, they’ve been equipped with steam-powered catapults to help fighters and bombers get airborne. That’s a remarkably old-fashioned technology when you’re launching stealth fighters that cost upwards of $20 million each.

The US Navy is now testing…

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Added by GarageLab on March 24, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tutorial: How to create your own graphical interface for your projects using Processing and Garagino

Hello Guys! On this tutorial we're going to learn how you can create your own Graphic Interface. As a demonstration we will create an application where we'll be able to see the status of our hardware in the physical world and also allow us to interact with it. Let's get started!

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Added by GarageLab on March 23, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

These Colorful Liquid Droplets Chase Each Other Like Living Organisms

Scientists at Stanford University were at first perplexed by the strange behavior they observed when droplets of food coloring consisting of PG and water were placed on glass. When two droplets of the same PG concentration are placed near one another, they coalesce. However, when droplets of differing concentrations are neighbors, they get close but never…

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Added by GarageLab on March 23, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

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