May 2015 Blog Posts (20)

Iron Man repulsor beams and Wolverine claws brought to life with muscle sensors

According to the page, this tech can be used to control everything from video games and toys to prosthetic limbs, but there’s a certain application or two that caught our eye: the ability to make your own Iron Man blasters and Wolverine claws! The…

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Added by GarageLab on May 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Robo-teamwork: Robotic cockroach used to launch robotic bird

Prior to the launch, the robo-roach simply hauls the H2Bird around on it back. You might think that would reduce its efficiency, but this is actually beneficial for both robots. When they’re connected, the pair can work as a team. Researchers found that by having the H2Bird flap its wings at 5Hz…

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Added by GarageLab on May 28, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard

Hardware and software developer Sergey Grishchenko made this small remote-controlled model of NASA’s Curiosity rover from scratch. Sergey designed and printed most of the toy’s non-electronic parts, including the wheels and the claw…

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Added by GarageLab on May 27, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

vehicle tracking device to quickly find a variety of points

GPS buying guide - Getting started

If you often travel to new places for work or pleasure, have trouble reading maps, or simply hate to ask for directions, you might consider Car LED Lights a global positioning system (GPS) based navigator for your car. Once you put in a destination, the system will plot a route, give spoken turn-by-turn directions, and show your progress along the route. Most personal navigation devices (PNDs) let you…

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Added by jerrysmith87 on May 26, 2015 at 7:43pm — No Comments

LED lights can be switched off and on regularly

No Glass = Less Breakage: On top of that, since LEDs contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration and breakage like conventional bulbs. LEDs are consequently better suited for use in areas like sports facilities and within areas that are prone to vandalism. LEDs typically operate at moderately low working temperatures, simplifying heat management and dissipation, which allows for the use of plastic lenses, filters, and diffusers.

Instant Lighting: When powered…

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Added by jerrysmith87 on May 26, 2015 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Watch a robot sew a grape’s skin back on

This is the latest in miniature robotic surgery methods from da Vinci Surgery, and it’s actually fascinating to watch. As you can see in the video, the claw-like hands are used not just to lay a small piece of…

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Added by GarageLab on May 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping?

Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward that goal with the development of a novel…

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Added by GarageLab on May 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sound Torch Bluetooth Speaker Spews Flames

Play Through the Fire and Flames (DragonForce) literally through fire and flames with the Sound Torch. It’s a bluetooth speaker with a built-in burner on top, which emits flames that are synchronized with what’s playing.

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Added by GarageLab on May 21, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Nexpaq Smartphone Case Has Modular Electronics: Casebloks

Nexpaq works exactly like Dave Hakkens’ revolutionary Phonebloks concept. The case has swappable plug-and-play modules, each providing a single function such as an extra battery, additional flash storage or an SD card reader. When it launches, Nexpaq will have 12…

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Added by GarageLab on May 19, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

New state of matter found in crystal made from buckyballs

A new type of metallic state of matter has been discovered by an international team of researchers studying a superconductor made from carbon-60 molecules or "buckyballs". The team found the new state after changing the distance between neighbouring buckyballs by doping the material with…

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Added by GarageLab on May 18, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime

Jay Silver is back on Kickstarter with an even smaller version of his simple but versatile USB keypad,…

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Added by GarageLab on May 15, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Printing photorealistic images on 3D objects

Hydrographic Printing is a technique of transferring colored inks on a film to the surface of an object. The film is placed on water and activated with a chemical that allows it to adhere to an object being physically pushed onto it. Researchers at Zhejiang University and Columbia University have taken…

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Added by GarageLab on May 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Simple Infrared PWM on Arduino

We are often asked on discussion boards, about conflicts between IRremote or IRLib and other Arduino Libraries. In this post, we present a sketch for ‘Simple Infrared PWM on Arduino’. This is the first part in a 3 part series of posts. Part 1 shows how to generate the simple Infrared carrier frequency on Arduino, using any available IO pin and without conflicting with other libraries. Part 2 will show how to send a RAW infrared signal using this approach and…

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Added by AnalysIR on May 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

3D Printing and Ultrasound Help Blind Pregnant Moms Touch Their Unborn Babies

Here’s a pair of wonderful stories that were made possible with the help of 3D printing. As part of its new ad campaign in Brazil, diaper brand Huggies helped two blind expectant mothers “see” their unborn children by printing 3D models of the babies based on their ultrasound scans:

Get a box of tissues and meet Tatiana……

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

This new artificial muscle is made from gold-plated onion skin

The robotics world just got a new kind of artificial muscle to flex, crafted from an unexpected material: onion skin. Today in Applied Physics Letters, researchers from National Taiwan…

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Added by GarageLab on May 8, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments

Researchers create tiny software keyboard the size of a penny, claim it’s not terrible

Now that the Apple Watch is available, smartwatches are suddenly of interest to the general populace. Ignoring for a moment that Apple is far from first to this product category, everyone seems to have agreed that software keyboards simply don’t make sense on a 1.5-inch screen. Some researchers…

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Added by GarageLab on May 7, 2015 at 5:45am — No Comments

Presenting Garagino

Hello Guys!

On this video we're presenting Garagino, a compact board 100% compatible with Arduino Uno. There are a lot of people who already know what Garagino is, but when one have his first contact with one might not understand it completely.

Here we present some of its great features and show how easy it is to work with it. During the…

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Added by GarageLab on May 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Scientists build real-life invisibility cloak

Researchers have built a small box that could be used to completely hide small objects, like a real-life invisibility cloak.…

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Added by GarageLab on May 6, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

DIY soldering robot

The robot looks similar to many 3D printer designs we’ve seen in the past, with several adjustments. The PCBs get mounted to a flat piece of aluminum dubbed the “PCB caddy”. The PCBs are mounted with custom-made pins that thread into the caddy. Once the PCBs are in place, they are clamped down with another small piece of aluminum. A computer slowly…

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Added by GarageLab on May 5, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Quadmovr drone is so fast it makes other drones look like they’re standing still

Most of the quadrotor drone aircraft you’ve seen in person or on video have sacrificed speed for agility. That makes sense for a product you’re going to sell to people who aren’t experienced RC pilots. For the serious hobbyist, there’s always the DIY community. With the right parts, you can build…

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Added by GarageLab on May 4, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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