August 2014 Blog Posts (25)

Homemade guitar looper with Arduino

Here is how to produce pedalboard for electric guitar. The idea is to connect pedals to the Arduino, and to use them to control a software of sound processing in Pure Data. Here I show you the example of a looper, but one can be also made a rack of effects without problem.…

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Added by GarageLab on August 29, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Next generation thrusters for marine robotics

Rustom Jehangir, Joe Spadola and Josh Villbrandt want to further the field of marine robotics. They know that the ocean covers seventy percent of our planet but it mostly unexplored. While building their Solar Surfer robot, the team was able to source every component easily and for a low cost - except the…

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Added by GarageLab on August 28, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids

A YouTube user aptly named “Papa” built a hovercraft for his kids. He wins the father of the week award. He could have just built vehicle with wheels and they would have been happy, but he went the extra mile and added hover capabilities.

The video actually shows his second attempt at the project. Looks like it is working pretty well, and those…

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Added by GarageLab on August 27, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

3D printer uses Arduino controller and makes food in unusual ways

The PancakeBot is able to create pancakes with formats in amazing 3D printer, created by Norwegian developer Miguel Valenzuela. Initially produced from Lego pieces, the device has completely reworked its appearance and mechanical parts with acrylic and Arduino controller.…

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Added by GarageLab on August 26, 2014 at 5:35am — 1 Comment

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage

The appeal of having a 100 year old gauge on the wall that shows the current Internet usage is hard to describe. It's a physical representation of both old world technology combined with our current virtual lifestyles.

Basicly The Raspberry Pi runs a Python program which loops an snmpget command to read SNMP data from your…

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Added by GarageLab on August 25, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to make an Optical Tachometer with IR LED and Phototransistor

Hello Everybody! In this tutorial we will be going over on how to build an optical tachometer with an Arduino UNO and Infrared sensors!

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Added by GarageLab on August 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New wearable technology can save you from mosquito bites

More than half of the world’s population lives in areas that are exposed to infections caused by mosquitoes. These tiny creatures are responsible for transmission of some of the deadliest diseases in the world, such as Malaria and Dengue. Around 600,000 people are killed only by malaria across the globe every year. Besides this major threats, there are…

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Added by GarageLab on August 22, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Researchers create transparent solar panel

The technology panels to capture solar energy has been around since 1958 with progressive advancement in relation to efficiency in converting light energy into electrical. This week, researchers at the University of Michigan, USA, developed a type of transparent photovoltaic cell as an…

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Added by GarageLab on August 21, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

HitchBOT completes cross-Canada journey

It’s been an adventurous three weeks for the hitchhiking robot that set out to travel across Canada one ride at a time.

HitchBOT’s 6,000-kilometre journey began in…

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Added by GarageLab on August 20, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

Omote uses light to project virtual makeup and real-time animations on your face

A team of artists and computer graphics designers have created a projection mapping system that you need to see to believe. Omote uses advanced face tracking technology to project precise images onto a user’s face that can simulate anything from makeup to cascading water. It all happens in real time, and you can see…

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Added by GarageLab on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Technology of the Future: Inventions that Will Change the World

Alexander Graham Bell, Leonardo DaVinci and Alberto Santos Dumont are some of the inventors who in his time were called "crazy" but thanks to them we now have telephone, parachute, wetsuits, wrist watch, among other aircraft. Many of these ideas were slow to be accepted but are now indispensable. We decided to research the inventions,…

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Added by GarageLab on August 18, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Vertwalker Is A Robot That Draws Abstract Artwork

The Vertwalker is a lightweight robot they built with 3D printed materials that can walk up vertical surfaces. The patented robot, which looks like a Roomba, has a vacuum on its bottom with two computer fans, two wheels and has an…

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Added by GarageLab on August 15, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ultrasonic Levitation Machine: Ultrasium Leviosa

Earlier this year, we saw a device that could make objects hover and move in three dimensions using ultrasonic waves. Richard…

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Added by GarageLab on August 14, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments

New robot ASIMO increasingly human

He can open a bottle and serve a glass. Shakes hands politely to greet a stranger. We expect that within the space suit futuristic skirt a child. But no. The latest version of ASIMO, the humanoid robot from Honda, surprised by the naturalness of gestures.

From:…

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Added by GarageLab on August 13, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to control a RGB LED using Arduino

The RGB LED is a single piece of 3 different LEDs: red, green and blue. These are the primary colors of light, and with them, you can…

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Added by GarageLab on August 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Lego Cyborg Arm

The Mindstorms kit for Lego is, for many enthusiasts, the bridge connecting childhood ideas with adult skillsets. It’s one of the better ideas Lego has had in recent memory, because it allows users of every skill level to think bigger with their Lego builds. You can do something as simple as make the drawbridge to your castle raise and lower, a tiny robot that…

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Added by GarageLab on August 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away

A group of researchers working together from Harvard and MIT have created a cool folding robot that can transform itself from a flat sheet to a functioning robot and walk away without human intervention. Inspired by origami and natural folding structures, the robot is made from a flat sheet of paper and a sheet of polystyrene plastic. The plastic is the…

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Added by GarageLab on August 11, 2014 at 7:03am — No Comments

Company creates device that recharges smartphones ultrasound

The American company uBeam created a prototype product that can charge smartphones and tablets distance using sound waves recorded by means of a small USB adapter. The system consists of two parts: transmitter, installed in a room, and a receiver, which is connected to the…

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Added by GarageLab on August 8, 2014 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

Tutorial: How to measure temperature with LM35 and Thermistor 10K using Arduino

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to measure temperature using Arduino with sensors LM35 and Thermistor 10K‏

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To assembly this project we will need:…

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Added by GarageLab on August 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Gadget Freak Case: Arduino Solar Charge Controller

Solar power has the advantages of being low-maintenance and pollution-free, but the main drawbacks are high fabrication costs and low energy conversion efficiency. Since solar panels still have relatively low conversion efficiency, the overall system costs can be reduced using an…

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Added by GarageLab on August 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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