July 2013 Blog Posts (24)

TV-GO-Sleep – timer that turns off any TV

Most of you have wished that you had a remote control that could be set to turn off your hotel TV after a pre-determined amount of time. The TV-GO-sleep timer exactly does that. The timer is built around an Arduino microcontroller, and hence can also be used to make your own modifications at any time. A simple push button is used to set the timer, which is displayed…

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Added by GarageLab on July 31, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments

Would You Let This Robot Draw Your Blood?

 

This isn’t the first time a robot was built for the healthcare industry, but Veebot has built one that will draw blood from your arm. They’ve combined robotics with image-analysis software so that nurses and medical technologists can be on call elsewhere.

First of all, the machine inflates the cuff and tightens it around your arm. It shines an…

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Added by GarageLab on July 30, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

Heart Me - The heart simulation project

This Propeller based heart project demonstrates how a heart actually works. The board looks great and the shape is heart shaped like a real heart (not the shape of the valentines chocolate boxes).

This wearable LED heart simulator pendant…

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Added by GarageLab on July 29, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments

DIY: Self-balancing skateboard


With this DIY, available in Instructables, you will learn how to make this skateboard using a Arduino and some components.

For more info, click here.

Added by GarageLab on July 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Predator suit for Monsterpalooza includes over-engineered shoulder cannon

This Predator suit was premiered at this year’s Monsterpalooza conference. It’s nothing short of incredible. But the shoulder cannon is really what caught our attention. The thing is fully motorized and includes sound and light firing effects.

We saw a glimpse of what [Jerome Kelty] is capable of about two years ago. He was showing off an Arduino-based animatronics…

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Added by GarageLab on July 25, 2013 at 6:35am — No Comments

Drone Controlled in First Person Via Oculus Rift: Drone’s Eye View

The Oculus Rift will most likely lead to a new genre of first-person games, but it could also make drones a lot more fun to use. For his master’s thesis, Jonathan of Intuitive Aerial is working on Oculus FPV, a drone camera system that streams 3D video that can be viewed with the Rift.

The system uses a Black Armored Drone carrying a laptop and…

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Added by GarageLab on July 24, 2013 at 7:39am — No Comments

Aquabots Let You Maintain an Aquarium Even if You Forget to Feed the Fish

Have you ever wanted a home aquarium, but were afraid your fish would end up dead due to neglect (or the cat?) Well, now you can have a little robotic swimmer who never needs anything more than a change of batteries.

Aquabots are little robotic fish which wriggle realistically through the water. Just drop them in the water, and they’ll…

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Added by GarageLab on July 24, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

Arduino Phone

Who could imagine that one day we could make a cell in our homes.



With this DIY…

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Added by GarageLab on July 22, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

WaterColorBot: The robot that replicates your watercolor digital arts

The WaterColorBot is basically a robot that transforms digital images in…

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Added by GarageLab on July 19, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

Horizontal Bar Gymnast Robot HIGHLIGHT 2

 Watch as this little guy does a quadruple backflip. Soon robots will be taking our olympic medals too. Not that we will care. We will just be a stadium of heads on pikes. The ‘bots will compete and they will press an audio button for the crowd to go…

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Added by GarageLab on July 18, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

eDavid the robot painter excels in numerous styles

The line between art and technology isn't just being blurred, it's being erased altogether. Painting and sketching from photographs and life, for example, is a technique that is now being mastered by robots. The latest, called eDavid, combines a camera, computer vision software, and a standard welding robot arm to skillfully recreate (in a variety of styles no less) any image…

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Added by Marcelo Rodrigues on July 18, 2013 at 6:55am — No Comments

Arduino Due VGA and BASIC

The Due VGA library lets you connect a Due to a monitor with a VGA input. Resolutions available are up to 800x600 in monochrome and 320x240 in colour. The API is quite simple and straightforward - just VGA.begin(x,y); and off you go! The library has some common drawing functions for pixels, lines, triangles, rectangles, circles, ellipses and text. It…

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Added by GarageLab on July 16, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments

DIY: 360 Degree SODAR Device

Available in Instructables, a tutorial on how to assemble a SODAR. using…

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Added by GarageLab on July 15, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

We’ve seen a 3D printer make objects out of soft materials, and one that uses titanium powder.  This 3D printer made by researchers at …

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Added by GarageLab on July 12, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

Hack a Video Game Controller with an Arduino for Greater Accessibility

 

Everyone loves video games. But it can be difficult to enjoy certain games if you are injured or disabled and don't have the manual dexterity needed to execute fast button combos. Fortunately, we can use an Arduino to send signals to the chip in the controller that simulate the buttons being pressed. This lets you pre-program a series of commands…

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Added by GarageLab on July 11, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tutorial: Breathalyzer using Alcohol Gas Sensor with Arduino

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use the gas sensors and also how you can make a homemade Breathalyzer using an alcohol sensor, Arduino and LEDs

 

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Added by GarageLab on July 10, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Japanese Company Creates Robot Exoskeleton, Naturally Markets It With Schoolgirls

In Japan, often the quickest and most effective way to sell something to the public is throughJapanese schoolgirls, viewed by some as stealth gurus of cutting-edge technology trends. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the latest exoskeleton suit being marketed as the first truly commercial…

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Added by GarageLab on July 10, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

Turn anything in your house into a flying drone with this Drone-It-Yourself Kit

 

Real talk? The skies of the future are going to be full of drones. Government drones, drones owned by companies, personal drones, drones for surveillance, drones for environmental protection, drones delivering pizzas. For our part, we believe that if the skies are going to be crowded with nightmarish flying robots watching our every…

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Added by GarageLab on July 8, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Teenager builds exoskeleton glove for grandmother’s disabled hand

 

Charalampos Ioannou, a 17 years old youngster from Athens, Greece was so concerned about his grandmother’s ailing chronic upper hand disability that he decided to make an exoskeleton glove capable of sensing human hand’s kinetic stimulus. Charalampos did this with a processing system that has algorithm driving the powerful precision motor mechanisms to…

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Added by GarageLab on July 5, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change…

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Added by GarageLab on July 4, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

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