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DIY HACK – HOWTO sense Squeeze!

Ohhh….. here’s a really cool DIY HACK that can sense your squeeze. (This might be good for making an adult-related game…then again…)

I’m researching squeeze sensing as a mode of tactile interface. Here I will cover the process of developing a squeezeable sensor and the firmware/software concerns associated with interpreting the data from the sensor. This fulfills the “sensor project” for my class called Computational Princi

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Robotic flowers respond to SMS and web input

Cool, check out these artistic robotic flowers that can respond to SMS and web input.

Matt Gardiner’s recent incarnation of his “Oribotics” (robotic origami flowers) project adds a networked component that allows visitors to send SMS messages to the cyborg buds from their cellphones as well as input control messages through a web-based interface.

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a GIANT, BRIGHT LED!

You guys are going to love this giant LED. It almost seems like there’s a LOT of circuit on it. (It that necessary?)

Anyways, thumbs up for this cool giant LED. I wish they had a video on it…

This project is 6″ seven-segment.All segments consist of fourteen 5mm super bright LEDs except dot segment it use only 4 LEDs.I design this project use for multipurpose such as big 7-segemnt display ,big digital clock,digital timer etc.The project designed as a module fo

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Robot Video – Toilet Flushing Lego Mindstorm Robot!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvZU2PchUmY

Check out this comical toilet flushing Lego Mindstorm robot. It’s hilarious!

They should install these at all the stalls in the airports. That’d trip out a lot of people. Maybe we can do a candid camera on top of it….hehe…

Tired of flushing your own toilet? Build a RoboFlush! RoboFlush is a simple Lego NXT Mindstorms Robot designed to flush a toilet automatically. It also comes with a ma

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Build your own LED Coffee Table!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmpIXd9Q90

Wow, this has to be one of the coolest coffee tables you can own. You can get the kit at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories for about $350 or $450. You can even purchase a completed version if you are just not circuits-savvy.

Since we first showed these off, we have had a lot of inquiries about how you

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Update the Arduino

Here’s a little hack on HOWTO update your Arduino Chip from David Fowler. (Thanks David!)

After doing the reset mod to my Arduino Compatible Bare Bones Boards I wanted to update the firmware to get the full benefit of the Diecimila update. I followed the directions on the Arduino website but could not succeed. I sent emails and did web searches and still did not find the answer. Ultimately with the help of David Mellis, one of the Arduino Team members, we figured out that it can not be done from the IDE using the simple cable described at the

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Robot Arm using Potentiometers and Servos

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XChu20hTxU

Wow, this is sweet… This could easily be implemented for medical robotic arms.

A master/slave system I built using potentiometers, servos, and an IFI robotics controler . I took this robot apart a couple of years ago, but I am re-building it for a class at my university. The shoulder rotation, elevation, and elbow joints are Expert Electronics SL820(shoulder elevation) or SL800(rotation and elbow) giant ball bearing servos. I don’t have the origi

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Maker Faire 2007 – Automatic Drum Piano!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylmzqhbbodI

Wow, this drum piano is the coolest thing ever. Although you do miss the physical part of actually drummin’ on your equipment, this is a nifty device for those of you good with the piano but not with the drums. It looks like there are hydraulic actuators on it to control all the drum sticks. Anyways, this is cool…

On the site note, I have been slacking on posts lately. We had to move a lot of stuff out of our site which was slowing our site down. We will have them up and running again since we will b

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Maker Faire 2007 – Biological Containment Art – Junior’s Returns

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvjCTQ0gFPw

 

Check out this cool biological containment art from Philip Ross. It’s a hydroponic garden which allow just enough light using LEDs for the plants to survive but do not grow bigger. Very interesting. This might be good for saving our planet by controlling light plants receive and thus use less energy if we are ever in a closed environment due to wars and what not. (no

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Maker Faire 2007 – Cool robot from High School Students!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91DM1O88nOw

Check out this cool robot from high school students. Although we didn’t have enough time to chat with them, this is cool!

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