David Johansson created a smartphone charger that can charge up your smartphone or other power hungry gadgets with just fire. Yes, fire is the source of energy for the thermoelectric module called as the peltier element. Using his wits David came up with the…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
This is a amazing project of Arduino-powered scooterputer.
Like all awesome projects, this build is the product of a massive case of feature creep. Initially, [Kurt] only wanted a voltage monitor for his battery. With an Arduino Duemilanove, a voltage…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 22, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments
Airburr was developed at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, a branch of the European École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. It is designed specifically to traverse cluttered environments, like those in the aftermath of a disaster.
The big news here is that AirBurr now has the ability to fly into a…
Added by GarageLab on May 21, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments
Robotic hand is one of most important parts in robot equipment. This is main manipulator that interacts with outside world. Complex robotic hand may be very expensive part that may be hardly achievable by hobbyist. Anyway you are always free to experiment and find new ways of reducing cost while making it worth using. Aaron Thomen have been experimenting with…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 20, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
The tim-E is an alarm clock that’s designed to dock your iPhone or iPod Touch into a robotic body. The screen of your iPhone or iPod becomes the face of the robot and it gives you several ways that you can be woken up. The device can wake you to a normal alarm in the form of buzz or using a song from…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 17, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments
Making hand-built robot at home can be a perfect hobby for an engineer, but what do you say when a former police officer builds a humanoid robot that actually has moving limbs and other parts? Baltimore resident Mark Haywood, an ex-cop has created a robot –…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 16, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments
Rather than being a benign foam hammer, this Mjölnir can summon 80,000 volts of electricity thanks to the inclusion of a Tesla coil.
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Added by GarageLab on May 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
The VertiBOT is a self balancing robot project taken on for the purpose of exploring how the sensors work in conjunction with some PID algorithms.
[Miguel] didn’t roll any extras into the build. But you have to admit that makes it look interesting. There’s almost nothing to it and yet, as you…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 14, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments
Jumping robots must really be in demand I guess. RHex uses six curved leg-scoops to propel the robot into some incredible jumps. This 15-pound machine can even hoist itself up a vertical wall that’s taller than itself. The RHex robot has a simple yet rugged design too. It can be completely submerged in water. And those legs are…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 13, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments
Researchers (Ramaraja Ramasamy,right, and Yogeswaran Umasankar) explore how to harvest electricity directly from plants. The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy.
To help solve this…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 10, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments
An autonomous robot is a self-piloted vehicle that does not require an operator to navigate and accomplish its tasks. Autonomous vehicles are a recently developed subset of robotics and can come in three general forms; air, ground and submarine. My GPS controlled autonomous vehicle is presented which employs a GPS Receiver Module to capture the GPS signal and…Continue
Ian Danforth has created a soon-to-be-cuddly robot called The Fenn. The robot is based on a character from a fictional story of an alien planet that humans make contact with. It is made especially for kids. When the robot is…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 9, 2013 at 6:24am — No Comments
The University of Maryland Professors S. K. Gupta and Hugh Bruck and their students have developed and demonstrated a new robotic bird, "Robo Raven," whose wings flap completely independently of each other, and also can be programmed to perform any desired motion, enabling the bird to perform aerobatic maneuvers. This is the first time a robotic bird…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 8, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments
So you need to transfer files from your portable hard drive to a USB drive, but you don’t have access to a PC or laptop. It’s a huge emergency and you need to get it done, pronto. Unfortunately, there’s not an easy way to do it but with a computer – or is…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 7, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments
This robot doesn’t know if it’s a walker or a tank. It’s the brain-child of [Marc Hamende] who works as a mechanical engineer by day and mad roboticist at night. The best place to find full details is by digging into the long thread he’s been posting to for about six weeks. It will give you a pretty…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 6, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments
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Added by Marcelo Rodrigues on May 5, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments
If you have trouble getting out of bed, you might be just fine if there is a bit of money on the line if you sleep in. This Money Shredding Alarm Clock Project might be just what you need to give you some inspiration. With this clock you are given the beep warning to get up and switch off the alarm since if you leave it too…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 3, 2013 at 5:43am — No Comments
Arrays of transistors made of nanowires could form the basis of a new class of devices nearly as sensitive to mechanical force as human skin is. The inventor of the technology, Zhong Lin…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 2, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments
Roland Palotai is a talented craftsman and artist who makes amazing custom lightsabers. He truly makes them elegant weapons, and you can tell he does so with meticulous care. They appear to be machined from various metals such as aluminum and they come with LEDs, switches, leather accents and every touch you can imagine.I can’t get over how gorgeous they are!
It seems like prices for the props start around $500. He doesn’t just have lightsabers either; there’s also a…Continue
Added by GarageLab on April 30, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments
Robotics can be a very interesting area for many kids. Legos has paved the way with their robotic kits, however, finding others, or even less expensive ones is a challenge much like searching for gold. Startup company XYZbot, founded by Kerwin Lumpkins and Steven Gentner, is looking to change all that. They have created Fritz, a robot head that is fully customizable…Continue
Added by GarageLab on April 29, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments