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Bike with a Continously Variable Transmission

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

Wow, check out this cool new bike with continously variable transmission!

Bicycle transmissions have clearly caught up with those of cars. We’ve already seen automatic transmission bikes by Shimano and others—and now there’s a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in this Ellsworth bicycle th

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DIY HOWTO – Drifting Techniques

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video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUec1MXoi0k

Tight, check out this video on how to drift an RX-7. It’s in Japanese (yeah, i don’t understand it either) but you could probably just see and learn.

Keiichi Tsuchiya shows us how to get “sideways” in a Mazda RX-7. Continue reading to watch.

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Solar Lawnmower and Mopbot

Okay, I’ve finally been able to stay away from the computer thanks to my girlfriend. But we are back for some more hacks and DIYs.

Check out these cool solar lawnmower robots and mop robot if you don’t want to spend $200 on a Roomba. You could probably make these inventions a little bit smart by adding a programmable controllers such as CUBLOC or

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Computer Controlled Intelligent Scarecrow?

Computer Controlled Scarecrow

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

Yes, it has been done by students from University of South Florida. Great job guys!  These guys should really make a new start-up company making whole bunch of these for farmers…

Our idea for this project was to develop an “intelligent scarecrow” called the Erebus Scarecrow. The system is designed to protect ponds at a fish farm from bird predators that can cost farmers thousands of dollar

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DIY HACK – Cool LED POV

Ooooohhhh, check out this cool LED POV! You can do current time, signs, and more! Nicely done!

From the pictures you can see there’s a motor on the rotor shaft (with the blue housing), and an additional one below the mounting plate. The first motor turned out have too little power to give the rotor enough speed. So I added another motor and a gear, and put stream line wings on the LED bar. The first motor had the rotary encoder at

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Self modeling robot

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

Here’s a tight ass robot!

While simple yet robust behaviors can be achieved without a model at all, here we show how low-level sensation and actuation synergies can give rise to an internal predictive self-model, which in turn can be used to develop new behaviors. We demonstrate, both computationally and experimentally, how a legged robot automatically synthesizes a predictive model of its own topology (where and how its body parts are connected) th

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DIY HACK – Homemade Balancing Skateboard!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGbbag9dklU

Wow, check out this awesome homemade balancing skateboard. As a skateboarder myself, this is way too cool…

It’s very similar to a snowboard to ride, requiring no user input other than the movement of your body mass. Leaning forwards and backwards controls the velocity and moving your weight from heal to toe controls the turn radius. It’s easy and very intuitive to ride.

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Octopart is a search engine for electronic parts

Check out this octopart search engine for electronic parts. It seems to searching mouser, digikey, and other major electronic part companies for stuff. The creator dropped out of school to make this so everyone please take a look! P.S. I couldn’t find any Make controllers, Cublocs, or any controllers that are not being sold through the major suppliers… (maybe they can add them…)

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DIY HACK – Wifi-bot

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S28Bsx5nsgE

Wow, check out the wifi-robot from wifibot.com!

WiFiBoT comes to fill the gap between the simple toys and the sophisticated but expensive robots that can be found today in the market. In our platforms you will find the right compromise between cost and sophistication so you don’t overshoot your needs with any complicated gear

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3D Interaction Glove

Here’s something you can fondle with. The 3D interaction glove offers some virtual play with your hand, wrists, and more.

You use the glove to control a virtual hand, and using either vibration pads or an exoskeleton, the glove creates resistance when your virtual hand encounters a virtual object.

Originally developed for the military and now targeted at designers and engineers, the VirtualHand glove isn’t (yet) directly available for gaming or long distance relationships. I

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