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robots:starleth:starleth – Legged Robotics

robots:starleth:starleth – Legged Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it

StarlETH is a quadruped robot based on the high-compliant series elastic legScarlETH. It was developed at our lab for fast, efficient, and versatile locomotion on four legs.

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AUVSI Knowledge Resources

AUVSI Knowledge Resources | Heron | Scoop.it
In this episode we discuss some of the other benefits offered to the membership with Chris Mailey, AUVSIs VP of Knowledge Resources.

 

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Astounding papercraft skills result in this working robot - Hack a Day

Astounding papercraft skills result in this working robot - Hack a Day | Heron | Scoop.it
It would have been very hard to believe this is made from paper if we hadn't seen all the parts being built.
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Sarah Angliss: Automata for the people

Sarah Angliss: Automata for the people | Heron | Scoop.it
If there’s one thing that most events simply don’t have enough of, it’s robots. Robots, and saws. Not so Ada Lovelace Day Live!, which will feature the robot-wrangling saw-flexing talents of Sarah Angliss, composer and tech historian.
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New issue of IEEE Robotics journal does deep comparison of ArduCopter, other open source FCs - DIY Drones

New issue of IEEE Robotics journal does deep comparison of ArduCopter, other open source FCs - DIY Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
Doug Weibel writes: I just got the most recent issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine, which has a theme of quadcopters as robotics research platforms.…...

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arduino-v-neusci - Demonstration how to use Arduino in neuroscience applications with an emphasis on visual neuroscience - Google Project Hosting

arduino-v-neusci - Demonstration how to use Arduino in neuroscience applications with an emphasis on visual neuroscience - Google Project Hosting | Heron | Scoop.it

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are being used increasingly as light sources in life sciences applications such as in vision research, fluorescence microscopy and in brain–computer interfacing. Here we present an inexpensive but effective visual stimulator based on light emitting diodes (LEDs) and open-source Arduino microcontroller prototyping platform. The main design goal of our system was to use off-the-shelf and open-source components as much as possible, and to reduce design complexity allowing use of the system to end-users without advanced electronics skills. The main core of the system is a USB-connected Arduino microcontroller platform designed initially with a specific emphasis on the ease-of-use creating interactive physical computing environments. The pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal of Arduino was used to drive LEDs allowing linear light intensity control. The visual stimulator was demonstrated in applications such as murine pupillometry, rodent models for cognitive research, and heterochromatic flicker photometry in human psychophysics. These examples illustrate some of the possible applications that can be easily implemented and that are advantageous for students, educational purposes and universities with limited resources. The LED stimulator system was developed as an open-source project. Software interface was developed using Python with simplified examples provided for Matlab and LabVIEW. Source code and hardware information are distributed under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL, version 3).


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Honey Bee Tracking Box | Max Justicz

Honey Bee Tracking Box | Max Justicz | Heron | Scoop.it

My school is kind of strange. We don’t have a cafeteria, but we do have a four week course on “The Simpsons.” We don’t have a jungle-gym on the elementary playground, but we do have a half-buried firetruck.

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Move Over, Pebble: MetaWatch’s New ‘Strata’ Aims To Make A Splash On Kickstarter Too | TechCrunch

Move Over, Pebble: MetaWatch’s New ‘Strata’ Aims To Make A Splash On Kickstarter Too | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Sure, the Pebble has nabbed its share of headlines and accolades lately, but that doesn't mean it's got the nascent smart watch market all sewed up.
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SISTEMAS O.R.P » L.I.O.S.: The 10$ robot

SISTEMAS O.R.P » L.I.O.S.: The 10$ robot | Heron | Scoop.it

Some time ago I read an article about a contest called AFRON design challenge. The target of this contest is to get an affordable robot, with a cost of 10$, for learning robotics in schools.

So I thought it was a good cause to participate. I was thinking in a very simple autonomous robot (Traditional category in the contest), so I had the idea that a good point of departure to learn is a light follower: the robot sensors are seeking if there is a light source and when they find a light the robot goes toward it.

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Tutorial 1: Micro-Controller Programming - Blink an LED - Roboteurs

Tutorial 1: Micro-Controller Programming - Blink an LED - Roboteurs | Heron | Scoop.it

So if you have decided to tackle this tutorial I can assure you that this is the first and possibly greatest step towards becoming a Roboteur. One of the key components in all robots is control. In fact, that’s kind of the point of a robot. The best way to get control is with a micro-controller.

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Bring the entire family to Legoland California for loads of fun - AmericaJR.com

Bring the entire family to Legoland California for loads of fun - AmericaJR.com | Heron | Scoop.it
AmericaJR.comBring the entire family to Legoland California for loads of funAmericaJR.comLegoland is much more than just a bunch of larger-than-life sculptures made of Legos. In fact, it features more than 50 rides!
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LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil's Music - Technabob (blog)

LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil's Music - Technabob (blog) | Heron | Scoop.it
Technabob (blog)LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil's MusicTechnabob (blog)YouTuber Old Music on Vinyl's LEGO turntable is fully-functional, and has LEGO and Technic components for the base, mechanism and the parts that hold the arm.

 

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heythereabigail: A sneak peek of the house I...

heythereabigail: A sneak peek of the house I... | Heron | Scoop.it
heythereabigail: “ A sneak peek of the house I built of Legos for my Spanish house project.
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Microlecture – How to Engineer a Dog | Robohub

Microlecture – How to Engineer a Dog | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

The Legged Robotics Team at ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab is doing research to build fast, versatile, and efficient quadrupedal robots.

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Trossen Robotics Community - Trossen Robotics Community FAQ

Trossen Robotics Community - Trossen Robotics Community FAQ | Heron | Scoop.it
The Trossen Robotics Community is the place to be to collaborate on anything to do with robotics technology. Share knowledge, ideas, opinions, or simply ask questions about robotics on the hobbyist, educational, research, and competition levels.
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Shepard Test Stand - Overview - Open Design Engine


The Shepard Test Stand is a test stand for Estes rocket motors. It is named afterAlan Shepard, America's first astronaut, as it is our first test stand.

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The Automata Blog: Video of a trick mechanical top hat by Dug North

The Automata Blog: Video of a trick mechanical top hat by Dug North | Heron | Scoop.it

A hidden mechanism inside the hat is attached to a bicycle brake cable and lever. More info at: http://www.dugnorth.com/automata_halloween_hat.aspx

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Via this site just created my show 4 this eve on worlds largest iLightshow Sydney 'Darling Quarter Luminous'

Via this site just created my show 4 this eve on worlds largest iLightshow Sydney 'Darling Quarter Luminous' | Heron | Scoop.it

Welcome to Darling Quarter in Sydney, Australia. This is the web component for the largest permanent interactive light display in the world. From here you can find out more about the installation, view a real-time display of the facade, and design your own show to be played on the facade! You can also visit the facade in Darling Quarter to interact directly from the installed kiosks or your smart phone


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Self-Assembly Structures, Rippling Computational Walls, And The Experimental Architecture Of The Future | The Creators Project

Self-Assembly Structures, Rippling Computational Walls, And The Experimental Architecture Of The Future | The Creators Project | Heron | Scoop.it
The designers and engineers at MIT Architecture are leaving bricks and mortar behind as they research and build the interactive structures of the next century.
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3ders.org - Track and translate the motion of swimming fish into 3D printed sculpture | 3D Printing news

3ders.org - Track and translate the motion of swimming fish into 3D printed sculpture | 3D Printing news | Heron | Scoop.it
A fish swims in a tank, and its motion is scanned by the surrounded cameras and then translated into a 3D printed sculpture. This project is called Float.
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Another augmented-reality glasses design emerges | KurzweilAI

Another augmented-reality glasses design emerges | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
(Credit: EPFL) EPFL scientists in the Laboratory of Photonic Devices are developing a prototype of a pair of augmented-reality glasses that are similar to...
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More Harvest Robotics - Lettuce Bot has Weed Algorithm - Roboteurs

More Harvest Robotics - Lettuce Bot has Weed Algorithm - Roboteurs | Heron | Scoop.it

Lettuce Bot is a robotic terminator, targeting and selectively killing weeds on sight with 98 percent accuracy.

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Running into the Form 1 printer at Maker Faire - Hack a Day

Running into the Form 1 printer at Maker Faire - Hack a Day | Heron | Scoop.it
The Form 1 resin printer Kickstarter met its funding goal in just about 8 hours, and after five days is on track to be the most successful Kickstarter to date.
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Lego Rube Goldberg Machine: Is 'Great Ball Contraption'-Affiliated Project The ... - Huffington Post

Lego Rube Goldberg Machine: Is 'Great Ball Contraption'-Affiliated Project The ... - Huffington Post | Heron | Scoop.it
Lego Rube Goldberg Machine: Is 'Great Ball Contraption'-Affiliated Project The ...Huffington PostTwo years ago we featured an incredible video of the Antikythera Mechanism—an ancient Greek computing device found in a shipwreck in 1901—made entirely...
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What happens when engineers own dogs.

What happens when engineers own dogs. | Heron | Scoop.it
What happens when engineers own dogs.(RT @popurls: RT @popurls: What happens when engineers own dogs.)...
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