August 2015 Blog Posts (30)

Project Sunroof

Now Google aims to help people evaluate the potential of their roofs to generate electricity. The Sunroof uses the company's satellite imagery, as well as data on the sun position throughout the year.  3D models of your roof and neighbors’ roof are used to generate recommendations on the amount and positioning of panels on the roof to try to reach 100% of the energy used by your residence.

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Added by GarageLab on August 31, 2015 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Meet OnHub A router for the new way to Wi-Fi.

Google promises a faster connection, smarter, longer range, better interface, among several other advantages, all in a cylindrical design device, way different of the traditional routers available on the market.

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Added by GarageLab on August 28, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Augmented Reality Sandbox Using a Kinect

Want to make all your 5 year old son’s friends jealous? What if he told them he could make REAL volcanoes in his sandbox?

It’s not actually that hard to set up! The system consists of a good computer running Linux, a Kinect, a projector, a sandbox, and sand. And that’s it! The University of California (UC Davis) has setup a few of these systems now…

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Added by GarageLab on August 28, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

MIT shows the 3D Printer that prints glass.

Despite the equipament called G3DP still presents some limitations, the aplications and possibilities for this 3D printer that prints glass are huge. The material is heated as processed in two chambers reaching more than 1000°C.

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Added by GarageLab on August 27, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Atmel releases single-wire device that dispenses power supply

The AT21CS line of EEPROMs from Atmel, uses a Single-Wire Interface and dispenses a power supply. the energy that the chip needs to operate is taken from the data pin. The device includes 1Kbits of capacity and a single number of 64 bits that can be acess by the…

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Added by GarageLab on August 26, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Welcome to The Internet of Compromised Things

Every time you use WiFi, ask yourself: could I be connecting to the Internet through a compromised router with malware?

It's becoming more and more common to see malware installed not at the server, desktop, laptop, or smartphone level, but at…

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Added by GarageLab on August 25, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

The Uncanny Lover

Looking for robotics on internet, we found this video from the New York Times. It presents the work of Matt MacMullen from Abyss Creations.

The video begins by presenting Denise, a character (AI) that says it dreams to understand the meaning of love and have a body to become the first sexual robot.

The creator considers himself an artist, and…

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Added by GarageLab on August 24, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

MIT Robot Steals Human Brains to Help It Balance

Based on every horror/sci-fi movie I’ve ever seen, squishing an actual fleshy human brain into a robot would make it unstoppable. And probably evil. Sooner or later, I’m sure someone is going try it for real. Until they do, what’s almost as good is letting a robot borrow an…

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Added by GarageLab on August 21, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

British highway will recharge your batteries as you drive

Smart roads can be smart in many ways—say by anticipating traffic jams or by conversing with a car’s autopilot to improve safety.

They can also converse with your car’s battery to transfer power to it. It’s a scheme known as magnetic resonance coupling, and it was pioneered in a small Korean…

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Added by GarageLab on August 20, 2015 at 5:42am — No Comments

Chaos Communication Camp 2015

Last August 17th ended the CCC2015, an international event gathering 5000 hackers from all of the world in a camp of 5 days. The organization offered participants a cool atmosphere and a 10 gigabit connection to internet.

A creative way to know the place is watching the video made with an RC car made by one of the…

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Added by GarageLab on August 18, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

3D printing of a steel bridge

The MX3D team, a start-up from Amsterdam, attached an industrial robot with a software developed by them and created a 3D printing equipment that prints metal. Now they are even printing a bridge.

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Added by GarageLab on August 18, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

The Phone Contest by SeeedStudio

The company launches the challenge and questions the maker's community:  "How would you redesigned the telephone? How would you involve a video chat for several people? Would it be silent but with a scent? Would be a one way device? For Humans? Stretch your imaginations for the 'Phone Contest'…

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Added by GarageLab on August 17, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Solar Cell, Battery Combo May Simplify Power Generation

Solar cells today usually drive an inverter that turns their DC output into AC, which is then used locally with any excess being dumped onto the grid. Ohio State, on the other hand, thinks a better way is to integrate a DC battery with the each solar cell, thus…

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Added by GarageLab on August 14, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

Open Source Hardware Summit 2015

The event will be in September by Open Source Hardware Association inside of a church in Philadelphia. It’s a conference that gathers renowned industry leaders, academy and maker's community to discuss several issues related to electronic, mechanic, digital fabrication, etc.

For those who…

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Added by GarageLab on August 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Drones to Save Whales

The versatility of the drones and the possible applications are still far from exhausted. In this Kickstarter's campaign, drones are applied in whales study, their behavior and ever biological materials samples.

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Added by GarageLab on August 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Battle Blimps

Robot battles are the best, but... how about a blimp battle? Check it out what this crew invented, with all the fun and disasters!

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Added by GarageLab on August 12, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

IoT Revolution

The internet has moved from desktop to mobile, which exploded in number with connected devices. Everyone with a smartphone can do more than connect and interact, they can store, receive, transmit data, process, perform actions, generate alerts, and way more.

This trend is becoming more…

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Added by GarageLab on August 12, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Don't eat it before you scan it!

The Tellspec launched a scanner for food. Point the device to your food, press the button and the equipament that actually is a spectrometer will generate the spectral curve of the light that returns from food and send through your cellphone, to the company's cloud which will analise the data, and return the composition of the food you are about to eat.

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Added by GarageLab on August 11, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Light Blue Bean+: A Bluetooth Arduino for the mobile age

A board with a range of over 300m, can be programmed at distance, easy to integrate with tons of devices, battery, accelerometer and LED RGB... all that and much more including a successful Kickstarter's campaign.

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Added by GarageLab on August 11, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

Burning Man

From August 30th to September 7th, nine days on Nevada's desert, far away from everything, counting only with the creativity and connectivity between the people for the art and expression. What kind of transformation can be expected for those who live this experience?

Ah! And by the end, a…

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Added by GarageLab on August 10, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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