October 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Blood Insulin Measure by a Cellphone App

Tim Omer Tim Omer’s kit

Diabetes type 1 is an immunologic problem that target many people around the world. The pancreas can´t produce enough insulin so, and that is why, it needs a continuous monitoring. Tim Omer, also suffer of this disease, got tired of waiting for the big health companies to find a cheap and practical solution.

He created a sensor that measure the blood glucose level and send it to an app on a cellphone, and he doesn´t want to stop there, Tim wants to create a…

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Added by GarageLab on October 30, 2015 at 5:32am — No Comments

Flow Battery Based on Cheap and Nontoxic Reagents

Researchers at Harvard University developed a flow battery that uses two alkaline electrolytes, widely available and non-toxic compounds, in solution. They reported that after 100 charge-discharge cycles, the battery´s stored energy capacity had degraded less than 1 percent.

Michael Aziz, the lead of the research group, says that if the negatives points of the today´s batteries could be overcome the…

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Added by GarageLab on October 29, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

Flexible Antenna with Long Ranges

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(Kaust), just developed an long range stretchable antenna. With this, you can attach it to your clothes when working out or practicing sports, with some sensors, could be possible measure your physic health.

The researchers used a helical spring design so the antenna can stretch and contract, maintaining a…

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Added by GarageLab on October 28, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

Capacitors with Carbon Nanotubes

The conventional capacitors need the eletrodes very close and as large as possible, so they can have high capacitance. The biggest problem is that you can´t have a high capacitance with a high breakdown voltage simultaneously.

To solve this problem, the Chinese Guowen Meng, and several researchers from Chinese and US universities, by using carbon nanotube electrode to…

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Added by GarageLab on October 26, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The New Arduino 101

The Arduino platform has been long known as one of the best ways to get in to electronics and programming for beginners. In my opinion, they've seemed to do a good job of offering products that are simple yet effective for most projects that a beginner might undertake, all without having to know how Arduino works.



While I was very happy with Arduino during their first few years on the market, it seems as though…

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Added by Scott Robinson on October 25, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

ARDUINO 101 AND GENUINO 101

Today during Opening Conference at Maker Faire Rome, Josh Walden Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation and Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, announced the upcoming release of Arduino 101 (U.S.) and Genuino 101 (outside the U.S.). The board features a 32-bit Intel® Quark™ microcontroller for minimal power consumption, 384 kB of flash memory, 80 kB of SRAM (24kB available for sketches), an integrated DSP sensor hub, Bluetooth* Low Energy radio, and 6-axis combo sensor with…

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Added by GarageLab on October 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

RoboHon is the tiny robot smartphone

The RoboHon (that's a Japanese katakana-ized contraction of robot phone) can walk, sit down, get back up, dance, and raise its arms when it's got something to tell you. It'll be your talkative alarm clock, memo taker and text message reader and do all sorts of Siri things with a reduced level of…

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Added by GarageLab on October 14, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

Motorcycle Helmet Has Heads-Up Display, Rearview Camera and GPS

I learned one very simple rule in my motorcycle safety course: keep your eyes and your head pointing toward the place you want to go. It sounds straightforward. But the truth is, you have to break this rule all the time. You check your gas gauge; you look over your…

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Added by GarageLab on October 7, 2015 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

Optical Rectenna Could Double Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a first of its kind: an optical rectenna, which combines the qualities of an antenna with a rectifier diode. If further refined, the researchers believe the device could lead to a new generation of highly efficient solar…

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Added by GarageLab on October 2, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Harvard's Robot Bee Is Now Also a Submarine

For the last several years, Harvard has been developing a robot bee. They’ve done some impressive work: their sub-paper-clip-sized, 100-milligram flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle is fully controllable down to a stable autonomous hover. It’s still tethered for power, and there’s no onboard…

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Added by GarageLab on October 2, 2015 at 6:08am — No Comments

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