The Engineer Guillermo Amaral had a bunch of parts sitting around and decided to try his hand at recreating an original Nintendo Entertainment System controller.
If you’re not familiar with the electronics inside…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 31, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved RP-VITA from iRobot and InTouch Health. This is an autonomous medical robot which will be able to make its rounds of hospital corridors in the U.S. within the next few months. The RP-VITA robot, to cost hospitals between $4,000 and $6,000 a month to operate, has the distinction of being…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 30, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
This tutorial shows concepts for make a lamp with dual actuation. Through a parallel switch or by relay controlled with RF Module (based on protocol of ZigBee - IEEE 802.15.4).
Below a transmitter and receiver pictures.…Continue
Xiaobo Tan and a group of Michigan State University scientists have built a robotic fish that glides through the water. Tan says the machine, dubbed Grace (Gliding Robot ACE), swims too , but the constant flipper movement can kill the battery in just a few hours. "This is why we integrated both locomotion…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 29, 2013 at 4:54am — No Comments
Strange as it may seem, in the last few years Japan has been home to a fad where cute girls dressed up as french maids star in J-POP, comics, animation, and video games. The distinctive costume has grown so popular that there's a number of so-called maid cafés in Tokyo's geeky Akihabara district where anyone can enjoy the thrills of being served by a…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 28, 2013 at 3:11am — No Comments
Using remote controls for anything gives some comfort. For instance we are used to TV remotes so we almost never change volume manually. Different situation is with PCs. Some Laptops are already equipped with small IR remotes, but not all. So you may purchase those or do as Vinod did. He purchased cheap resistive touch pad that are used on…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 24, 2013 at 3:39am — No Comments
The unveiling of the new version of Lego’s Mindstorms kit wasn't the only robot news at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. While educational and entertainment robots still dominate the offerings on the show floor, there were also robots meant to help with tasks such as window cleaning, reminding young students about homework, or helping autistic…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 23, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments
Researchers at Georgia Tech's Georgia Robots and InTelligent Systems (GRITS) Laboratory have succeeded in programming a swarm of very tiny robots to figure out for themselves how to go about playing a tune on a virtual piano displayed on a flat plane. One of the robots is the leader, and knows the tune and where a robot needs to be to create the notes…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 22, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments
This is a protected sketchbook develop by user Admiral Aaron Ravensdale from Instructables community.
It had a two-way protection:
The first is a combination of four switches, each with 4 steps. If the right one is found, turn on the PICAXE for the next protection level.
Added by GarageLab on January 21, 2013 at 3:25am — No Comments
A new android infant has been born thanks to the University of California San Diego's Machine Perception Lab. The lab received funding from the National Science Foundation to contract Kokoro Co. Ltd. and Hanson Robotics, two companies that specialize in building lifelike animatronics and androids, to build a replicant based on a one year old baby. The resulting…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 18, 2013 at 4:18am — No Comments
Every time something is going on with network you simply log in to your router to get more details. For instance Zak constantly found this annoying to check if someone is chewing the download speed. So he decided to build a network monitor which displays network activity.
Monitor is based on ATmega328p…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 17, 2013 at 3:50am — No Comments
Just to clear up any confusion from the title, this wood burning CNC machine runs on electricity. The wood burner acts as the print head. It’s the thing in the upper right of the field that looks a bit like a soldering iron. In this case it’s being used like a dot matrix printer.
We suppose this is…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 16, 2013 at 3:38am — No Comments
This little robot needs to go on the road with the Blue Man Group. The treaded rover carries its own drum sticks and uses random objects as its drum set.
We admit that this is not a fresh hack. It harkens from 2008 but this is the first time we can remember seeing the little guy. After viewing the video embedded…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 15, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
The Neurosky MindWave is a headband with EEG sensors that, paired with software, let’s you control things by thinking.
The latest gadget to use the Neurosky interface, the Puzzlebox Orbit, has a helicopter inside an orb (to keep it…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 14, 2013 at 3:50am — No Comments
On this tutorial you will see how to use the tone function to play monophonic music.
1 x Arduino Uno R3
1 x Breadboard
1 x Speaker 8 Ω / 0,25 W
1 x Rotary Potentiometer 10 KΩ
Back in the eighties, when music was overloaded with synthesizers and drum machines, a lot of people were afraid that machines were going to take over.
For many musicians, it’s still a real fear because we’re now in the age where a lot of singers can auto tune all their bad notes, and lip synch entire shows. But in the world of hardcore rock and roll and…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 10, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
Lego's Mindstorms kits were born into a world where the PC reigned supreme for control; the company is ushering in 2013 with an acknowledgment that its build-it-yourself toy is part of a much wider universe. Its updated Mindstorms EV3 runs on new Linux firmware that's ready for Android and iOS control out of the box, creates an overall more hackable platform and…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 9, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments
The Robot Japan events get better and better every time. Last weekend the 5th semi-annual competition was staged drawing a large audience, numerous participants, and an impressive contingent of Korean robot builders including Robot Factory. One of the most crowd pleasing demonstrations at Robot Japan was a hexcopter equipped with a fully functional Tiny Wave…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 8, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments
What else can be built of all printer that refuses to print? Useless machine sounds good enough. Therm “useless machine” is around for some time and it represents a device which simply tries to turn off itself when someone switches it on. Many hobbyists are making these machines that do does this on one or another way.
This one is a…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 7, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
To the casual observer this flower looks nice as its illuminated center fades in and out. But there’s hidden meaning to that light. Some of the blinks are longer than others; this flower is using Morse Code.
[Renaud Schleck] wanted to try a few different things with his MSP430 microcontroller. He…Continue
Added by GarageLab on January 4, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments