February 2015 Blog Posts (18)

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83…

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Added by Marcelo Rodrigues on February 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Stanford’s cheap nanomaterial filter could solve the air pollution problem

The rapidly increasing industrialization in many parts of the world comes with economic benefits, but also serious long-term health and environmental consequences. Stanford professor Yi Cui had become increasingly concerned about the air quality in Beijing during his frequent visits in recent years, so he set to work developing a potential…

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Added by GarageLab on February 27, 2015 at 11:27am — No Comments

Blub Uno Clock Displays Time with One Nixie Tube

We’ve seen our share of Nixie tube clocks, but the Blub Uno is different. This is a clock that displays time with just a single Nixie tube. One tube, many possibilities.  It will display the time as a sequence of numbers, but that’s not all it can do. This clock can show the temperature and date too, and it can be used as an alarm. I’m not sure if I prefer…

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Added by GarageLab on February 26, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box

It may not be as cool as Iron Man’s transforming briefcase armor, but Jean-Luc Guillemette’s Case-Rap is still a cutting edge suitcase. This portable 3D printer is ready to print within seconds of unfolding. 

Jean-Luc based the Case-Rap on the Mendel 90, one of the many spinoffs of the RepRap 3D printer. The…

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Added by GarageLab on February 24, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Back in 2014 we saw an piano that was turned into a controller for Tekken. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But…

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Added by GarageLab on February 23, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Test with LIFI , substitute to WiFi , reaches transfer of 150 Mb/s

LIFI concept is not exactly new. For some time investigators attempting to use systems that enable the light to transfer data, instead of radio waves used by WiFi.

And scholars have started to produce some interesting results for this technology. One of the most recent reports, told the Xinhua News, is a survey prepared by Chi Nan, a professor of…

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Added by GarageLab on February 20, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Scientists Just Discovered 2 Never-Before-Seen Particles

Tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European Organization for Nuclear ResearchScientists just announced the discovery of two never-before-seen particles hiding inside data collected by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in…

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Added by GarageLab on February 19, 2015 at 3:56am — No Comments

DARPA is developing a sensing bionic hand

Not content just to chip in creating better mind-controlled bionic limbs, DARPA is focusing on letting the mind-controlled bionic limbs feel their surroundings, just like the real hands they replace.

The project is called HAPTIX, or Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces. Rumble in some gamepads is a classical example of haptic feedback, and…

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Added by GarageLab on February 18, 2015 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Voltera V1 Circuit Board Printer: Print-A-Sketch

The latest in the growing niche of circuit board printers, the Voltera V1 can print up to two layers of conductive tracks, apply solder and reflow the board when SMDs are added.

The printer has three extruder heads – one for conductive ink, one for solder and one for insulating ink – that…

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Added by GarageLab on February 16, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

This Camera Is Going To Hell, And Will Send Us Pictures

European Space Agency engineers are going where no human will ever go. They've put a camera inside an automated spacecraft full of garbage (including sewage) to see what will happen during its reentry into Earth's atmosphere this…

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Added by GarageLab on February 12, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

AirBoard: The Flying Segway

Currently up for funding on Indiegogo, the AirBoard aims to be the world’s smallest manned aircraft. At just 70″ long, and powered by 4 large fans, the folding aircraft…

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Added by GarageLab on February 11, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Google robot is able to stand even after being kicked

Boston Dynamics, robotics company bought by Google in 2013, unveiled a new robot model inspired by animals. The company presented the Spot, a new smaller version, more agile and balanced the WildCat, another impressive machine shown by the company in the past.

To move your most 72.5 pounds, Spot uses electricity to move hydro at two speeds: walk and run. Using sensors, it can recognize the ground…

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Added by GarageLab on February 10, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

Drones waiters to serve patrons in Singapore restaurants

Should your travels take you to Singapore sometime in the near future, there’s something you should know: there’s a robot invasion under way. Fortunately these ‘bots just want to bring you beer and pizza.

A Singapore restaurant will soon deploy a fleet of drones they’ve been testing in-house to improve service to its customers. Each drone is…

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Added by GarageLab on February 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Remote-Controlled Millennium Falcon Does the Kessel Run in 12 Millennia

The aircraft was made by redittor Olivier-FR and it may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts. Its builder made a lot of special customizations to make it…

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Added by GarageLab on February 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Meet the first Brazilian model of virtual reality glasses

While some virtual reality goggles models still seem distant dream for many people, Brazilians can now acquire the technology for a very friendly price: $ 25 This is the Beenoculus first Brazilian model of immersive glasses.

Developed in Curitiba by startup Beetech, the Beenoculus came after a frustration with the Oculus Rift, a pioneer of virtual…

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Added by GarageLab on February 6, 2015 at 3:25am — No Comments

Special Series: From Ideia to the Prototype, Third Part (Producing the PCB and Soldering the Components)

Hello Guys! Welcome to our third and last part of the special series of tutorials "From Idea to the Prototype". In this tutorial we'll generate the Gcode to use it in a CNC machine and then we'll solder the components to the PCB as well as providing some tips. 

Let's get…

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Added by GarageLab on February 3, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul

Created by Gravity Research Club, LEGO X creates a 3D model of whatever you’re building while you’re building it.

According to Architect…

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Added by GarageLab on February 3, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Introducing USB Type-C -- USB for 21st Century Systems

There several different aspects to USB Type C, including the physical connector itself, a much more sophisticated power delivery scheme, and support for flexible new communication modes.

Let's start with the 24-pin connector, which is both small (3mm high and 8mm wide) and robust (it's rated for…

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Added by GarageLab on February 2, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

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