May 2014 Blog Posts (20)

Tutorial: How to use the Monster Moto Shield

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In this tutorial we will show you how to use the Monster Motor Shield to control a DC Motor 12V that is connected to a wheel where we will control the direction and speed of…

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Added by GarageLab on May 30, 2014 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

Electromagnetic boots for all your upside down needs!

X-Men: Days of Future Past is making its way to theaters around the world, and [Mr. Furze] has released his second X-Men related hack — Magneto Boots.

In case you missed it, [Colin Furze] has made …

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Added by GarageLab on May 30, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

3D Fruit Printer: Tree 2.0

We’ve seen 3D printers make chocolate, pizza, pasta and more. Here’s one that prints fruits. Or rather, “fruits.” Developed by English company Dovetailed, the printer uses drops of fruit juice to form food using a culinary process called …

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Added by GarageLab on May 29, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Screwy-looking wind turbine makes little noise and a big claim

The Archimedes officially introduced its Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine, which is said to have an energy yield that is "80 percent of the maximum that is theoretically feasible." That's quite the assertion, given that most conventional wind turbines average around 25 to 50 percent.

The 75-kg (165-lb) 1.5-meter (5-ft)-wide Liam…

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Added by GarageLab on May 28, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

A Curiously Mesmerizing Mechanical Rolling Ball Clock

Back in 2013 Turnvater Janosch created this ingenious and curiously mesmerizing mechanical clock that uses steel balls to show the time. Each minute a ball is released on a track—three levels of traps denote time in minute, five-minute, and hour increments. The clock is driven by a 5.5-pound weight and runs for 12 hours at a time. According to Janosch, it has an accuracy…

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Added by GarageLab on May 27, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Darpa Turns Oculus Into a Weapon for Cyberwar

For the last two years, Darpa has been working to make waging cyberwar as easy as playing a video game. Now, like so many other games, it’s about to get a lot more in-your-face.

At the Pentagon Wednesday, the armed…

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Added by GarageLab on May 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Learn how to program with simple lessons at Codecademy

O Codecademy is a website that teaches in a simple way, how to program in different languages. You can learn HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Python, Ruby, PHP and also use APIs services like YouTube, Twitter, Evernote and plenty others. All for free, and don't even requires login, but you can create…

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Added by GarageLab on May 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Most functional transformers costume ever

28-year-old street performer Joslyn Paige is giving kids in Ann Arbor, MI an amazing show thanks to his homemade Transformer costume. This autobot really transforms from a robot to a car.

Remember your childhood, and just imagine how awesome that would be for a kid to see. The suit took Paige a few months to build at a cost of between $700-$800, but…

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Added by GarageLab on May 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

WatchDuino – Arduino powered watch

Wearing watch isn’t popular today when we always have cell phone nearby. Unless watch is also smart device which can be programmed and customized. Coconauts built arduino based watch which features Nokia5110 LCD screen, 6 push buttons and LiPo battery. Arduino here is only Atmega328 on custom board that can be fitted along other…

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Added by GarageLab on May 20, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Pneumatic Wolverine Claws Are Quite Possibly The Best Thing Ever

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With the new X-Men movie coming out soon, [Colin Furze] decided to make some real working props from the movies — starting with some bloody brilliant fully functional and retractable Wolverine claws.

We’ve seen Wolverine…

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Added by GarageLab on May 19, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

Natural movement robotic arm approved by FDA for commercial use

Though we’ve come a long way in the field of prosthetics — take a look at athletic prosthetics, namely for runners — the replacement limbs still aren’t too sophisticated. Now, this new multi-movement prosthetic arm, the Deka, has been approved by the FDA for commercial sale.

For more information, …

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Added by GarageLab on May 16, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Super Fast Robot Arm Reacts Quickly Enough to Catch Thrown Objects

Some guys taught a robot how to catch things! No, really, not only can this robotic arm react and catch oddly shaped objects very quickly, but it can watch and learn from humans how to catch things—or how to fail to catch things and get berated by its more athletic peers, I guess, depending on who it’s watching.

The arm was built at the EPFL…

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Added by GarageLab on May 15, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

Disabled Man Plays Minecraft with His Eyebrows

The man you see here is Alex. He is a gamer who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. That means that he lacks the muscular control and therefore the precision to use standard controllers. Now stop for a second and imagine how frustrating that must be. You love playing games, but your body is working against you.

Luckily for Alex and others like…

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Added by GarageLab on May 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Phenox: intelligent, interactive and programmable drone

The Phenox is an intelligent quadcopter that was designed by Ryo Konomura and Kensho Miyoshi from Japan. The power and flexibility of the platform looks very impressive. They have a …

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Added by GarageLab on May 13, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Run, robot, run – here comes the OutRunner

So, you already own little remote-control cars, planes, boats and submarines ... what else could there be? Well, how about something that runs? That's just what the OutRunner does. It's being billed as "the world's first RC running robot," and hopefully you'll soon be able to get one for under…

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Added by GarageLab on May 12, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to use RF Link modules (315MHz/434MHz)

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In this tutorial we will show you how you can easily use the RF Link modules (315MHz/434MHz) using the Garagino. From the moment that the buttons are pressed on transmitter module, we activated the load connected on the receiver module,…

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Added by GarageLab on May 9, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

Augmented Laser Cutter Removes Design Technology Barriers

Laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers — they’re all great technology in the right hands, but unfortunately the learning curve sometimes puts would-be makers at a distance.  [Anirudh] from MIT’s Media Lab is attempting to break down at least one of those barriers with his augmented laser cutter system called, …

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Added by GarageLab on May 9, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Lix 3D Pen is a Small Stylish Way to Draw in Three Dimensions

LIX is an incredibly small 3D-printing pen created by Ismail Baran, Anton Suvorov, and Delphine Eloïse Wood that can doodle in the air to create designs out of plastic that’s typically featured in regular 3D printers. The aluminum pen is powered via a USB 3.0 port and uses…

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Added by GarageLab on May 8, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments

Scientists develop GPS for DNA

GPS has changed the way we get around the planet, but an international team of scientists has developed a different kind of GPS — a tool for locating your ancestors, as opposed to yourself. In this case, GPS stands for Geographic Population Structure. It’s a new genetic analysis tool that can scan a…

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Added by GarageLab on May 7, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

The Hypnotic Grooves of the Sand Noise Device

The SND is both a complex generative music system as well as a novel and intuitive interface for influencing and interacting with this system. The interface consists of a table height box filled with sand, a Microsoft Kinect (which provides an RGB camera and depth sensing capabilities), an overhead projector, and several internally lit tangible objects.…

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Added by GarageLab on May 6, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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