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Meet the 1st smart suitcase

The "smart" adjective seems to suit all kinds of products, including suitcases. The claiming to be the "first smart and connected suitcase" the world exists and is campaigning to raise money over the Internet.

Call BlueSmart, she presents a series of technological resources. The user connects the suitcase to a smartphone application to close and…

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Added by GarageLab on October 21, 2014 at 4:52am — No Comments

Smartwatch Projects Buttons on Your Arm

This Smartwatch was developed after Gierad Laput, a PhD student, asked “how do you make a watch bigger without actually making it bigger?” The reason he asked such a question was that the rather small screens of smartwatches certainly limit the ways in which users can interact with them. The virtual buttons are projected on to the wrist of the wearer and…

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Added by GarageLab on October 20, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

Robotic Fabric Attracts NASA's Attention

The soft robots, with flexible bodies, have shown an interesting option due to its movement’s simplicity when talking about locomotion. Michelle Yuen and her colleagues from Purdue University in US are trying to amplify even more the potential of this new class of devices.

The idea is to…

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Added by GarageLab on October 17, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

Company announces prototype nuclear fusion reactor for a decade Next

Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday, 15, an important technological advance that , according to the company, enables the use of nuclear fusion for power generation. The first reactors, which have the size of a trunk of a truck, can be ready for use in the next decade. The use of nuclear fusion is considered the Holy Grail of the energy sector,…

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Added by GarageLab on October 16, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Invisible umbrella creates shield of wind, soaks innocent bystanders

Called the Air Umbrella, the concept removes the plastic top from the umbrella and replaces it with a wind shield. The design of the Air Umbrella calls for air to be sucked through the bottom, then shot out of the top in a pattern that mimics the standard canopy. Power and canopy size controls…

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Added by GarageLab on October 15, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Bandai Namco Unveils Star Wars Battle Pods Arcade Game

Bandai Namco has announced a new Star Wars game that will be an arcade exclusive, and it sounds very cool, and is sure to eat tokens like candy. The game is called Star Wars: Battle Pod and it’s one of those big games you sit down inside of. It has a large curved screen that encompasses the player’s entire field of view.

The game will let you fight…

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Added by GarageLab on October 14, 2014 at 5:22am — No Comments

PCB Toner Transfer Method, Now Without The Transfer

A common way to create a custom PCB at home is to do what is called the Toner Transfer Method. In this process, the trace layout of the board is printed out on a piece of special toner transfer paper that allows the ink to come off in the following step. The toner transfer paper is then put…

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Added by GarageLab on October 13, 2014 at 5:59am — No Comments

Flexible 'Tentacle Robots' Could Aid Planetary Exploration

 

Researchers are developing new types of robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and giraffe tongues. These flexible, maneuverable "tentacle robots" could have a variety of space applications, from inspecting hard-to-reach gear on the…

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

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More

The 16Lab ring has a lot of features packed into it’s chunky titanium casing. It can interface with a variety of devices as a gesture-based mouse, work as a keyboard for Google Glass users, serve as an electronic wallet, act as a no-touch key, and serve as the locus of power for an evil necromancer…

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Added by GarageLab on October 9, 2014 at 5:03am — No Comments

Humanoid robot impresses by realism

Toshiba today unveiled a robot that impresses by its likeness to a human.  Called Aiko Chihira, the android has the appearance of a young woman and is able to communicate by sign language.

For now, the robot can only perform simple movements, but the company plans to enhance the technology in the areas of sensing, synthesis,…

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

Sensor obtaining up to12 times more color information than the human eye

A few days ago engineers got to develop a sensor that can actually see colors, Italian and Spanish researchers have made a new kind of multispectral sensor, and it is capable of catch up to 12 times more…

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Added by GarageLab on October 7, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

DIY GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo 3DS: Super Smash Bros.

Earlier this year we featured modder dekuNukem’s custom made Nintendo 3DS peripheral that…

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Added by GarageLab on October 6, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Girl without fingers wins prosthesis made ​​in a 3D ​​printer

A bionic hand plastic made ​​by a 3D printer has changed the lives of Scottish girl Hayley Fraser. Hayley was born with a congenital health problem in his left hand that left her fingers. Doctors have even suggested a surgery that would remove a toe to be worn on the hand, but the country found that it was still too small for this type…

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Added by GarageLab on October 3, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Consumers will soon be able to actually feel digital objects in virtual reality

A tech firm known as Dexta Robotics is crafting the Dexmo F2, a specially-made exoskeleton that folds over a users hand to simulate the sensation of touch in VR environments

It works like this: when the avatar you are controlling hits a digital object, a signal is sent back via our SDK to Dexmo…

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Added by GarageLab on October 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

LED displays are going to get much clearer thanks to a plasmonic cavity

The plasmonic cavity is a nanostructure originally developed by Stephen Chou of Princeton University to boost solar power efficiency, but he realized it might have applications in emitting light as well as absorbing it. That could mean better screens on your devices.

One of the fundamental…

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Added by GarageLab on October 1, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

3D Printing of Parameterized Speaker Enclosures

Despite what you would gather from looking at a mess of wires, carpet, and MDF in the back of a Honda Civic hatchback, building speaker enclosures is a pretty complex business. To get the right frequency response, you’ll need to take into account the driver’s resonant frequency, the volume of any internal components, and how well the speaker works when…

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Added by GarageLab on September 30, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer

If Team Nixie has its way, drones might someday become the selfie addicts’ best friend. One of the finalists in Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge, the team is working on Nixie, a camera-toting drone that’s thin, light and flexible enough to wrap around your wrist.

Team Nixie’s goal is to have the small quadcopter uncoil and take flight with a…

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Added by GarageLab on September 29, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

Smart bandage protects aircraft from small impacts on flights

Nanoparticles thousand times thinner than a human hair can release molecules able to repair small breaks in airplanes. This coating that acts as a skin, is a creation of the scientists at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

"The planes are exposed to harsh…

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Added by GarageLab on September 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Harvard releases its DIY soft robotics toolkit

Harvard, arguably the most famous Ivy League university on Earth, has a long history of democratization of education; together with MIT and several other elite institutions, they’ve pushed hard to make online learning easy and high in quality. However, one aspect of learning that’s intrinsically difficult to export from the physical school is the…

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Added by GarageLab on September 25, 2014 at 4:57am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to use a Relay Shield

1. Relay Shield…

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Added by GarageLab on September 24, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

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