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Unicycle Balancing Bot!

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Maurits sent us his unicycle balancing robot which actually has one wheel for moving.

Thanks Maurits!

Now meet another balancing robot. This one balances on one wheel and apparently uses two RCX bricks and four sensors along with three tires to maintain balance on the axis perpendicular to its unicycle. The robot balances on the main axis by directly powering the wheel. The axis perpendicular to i

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HACK – Digitized Doodle Dome using PICAXE and 5.25″ floppy drives

Here’s a real cool doodle dome using a PICAXE and a 5.25″ floppy drive!

The Doodle Dome was a toy made by Tyco in the early 1990’s. It is basically an Etch-A-Sketch type deal, except that instead of a flat rectangle, it is (most of) a sphere. Like an Etch-a-Sketch, there are two knobs that move a little pointer

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Wii HACK – Wiimote RC-Car Control

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Some guy in Austria Australia hacked the wiimote to work with his RC car. Nice job dude!

All you need seams to be a different bluetooth stack than the original windows bluetooth stack. So I just purchased the BlueSoleil Stack which works perfect for me (its cheap, around 10 Eur).

To connect the wiim

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Zedomax DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own “PS3 SIXAXIS controller” style BASIC-programmable USB device!


Remember we had a preview of the upcoming SIXAXIS controller for PC?

Well Garrett has now embedded the whole controller into his model airplane. He also added some special effects suc

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HOWTO Solder – The basics of soldering, photo gallery

If you are trying to make any one of our Christmas DIYs including the ones below, you will need to learn to solder. Soldering is not really complicated, you just stick a little bit of Lead to the soldering tool and that’s pretty much it but here are some pictures to do it the “text-book” way.

EPE Magazine has a good gallery and te

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Cool Video – Brain Controlled Robot

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I’ve played golf with a guy who says the next generation of computers will be organic, he was some important guy of technology firm in Silicon Valley. Here’s something that’s very similar to that.  Also see wikipedia’s organic computing.

Researchers at the University of Washington have unveiled a “brain-controlled” robot — basically uses “an electrode cap (a non-invasive tool generating a noisy signal), mental powers commanded

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DIY HACK – Design your own robotic hand

Here’s a nice vector art CNC tutorial on robotic hand design by Ben!

For today’s How-To we’re going to go through the process of designing a somewhat complex item that can be cut with a standard 3 axis homebuilt CNC machine: a jointed “robotic hand”. This requires several design methods drawn in multiple vi

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Update: Bike POV Video

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Here’s the video for the Bike POV earlier.

Nice “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”, guys! (or girls)

via hackedgadgets forum

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Self parking lego mindstorms

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Nicely done parking job!

It has got an ultrasonic sensor that detects the length of free spaces. Then, when it detects enough space, it makes the necessary movments to park. And when you say “GO!” it returns to the road

via via

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DIY HACK – Revive Nicad Batteries by Zapping with a Welder

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Wow, this is a cool HOWTO we didn’t know before… This could be useful for laptop batteries…nice!

Nicad batteries often die in such a way that they won’t take a charge and have zero voltage. This usually means they’re shorted out by crystal dendrite growth.

Here’s a method of bringing them back to life by

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