Bosch is unique among PR2 Beta Program recipients in that it’s not a big university with a well-established robotics research program. Rather, Bosch is best known for making everything from automotive parts to power tools to home appliances, including the washer and dryer that UC Berkeley is using to teach its PR2 to do laundry.
I have just heard the shocking news that Tobar, the Suffolk, UK-based company behind toy shop Hawkins Bazaar has gone into administration. Hawkin's was set up in 1973 and sells unusual toys, gifts, games, gadgets and curiosities.
In their many hours of research, our video team unearth tons of videos that they think our readers would enjoy but don't ever see the light of day. From that cache we've assembled this collection of quirky Lego videos as our Valentine to a toy unlike any other that got us started building things early.
The GuardianBrian Selznick: how Scorsese's Hugo drew inspiration from his magical bookThe GuardianThe boy's great love and purpose is a mysterious automaton, the only legacy of his father, who was killed in a museum fire.
The vinyl rally is an large-scale installation combining sound art, video art and kinetic sculpture into every kid and kidult’s dream-hybrid; an immersive participatory play-set playing off vinyl fetishism, video arcade mystique and the machismo of motor sports in a video game played within a real world setting!
This is Faz3a II, my first line-following robot, which I also hope to use for maze-solving. I used the Arduino Uno, Adafruit motor shield, Pololu’s QTR-8RC line sensors and motors. You can build a cheaper and lighter version of this robot using the Atmel Atmega328 and the L293D h-bridge. This robot weighs about 300gm and costs about $90 USD.
Die VX4000 ist ein großformatiges 3D-Druck-System zur Herstellung beliebiger Objekte aus Partikelmaterial. Objekte aus 3D-CAD-Daten vollautomatisch erstellt. Die Anlage ist robust ausgelegt und mit hochwertiger Technik ausgestattet.
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he CoaX contains an integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), a pressure sensor, a down-looking sonar, three side looking sonar and a color camera. To communicate with the world, the robot has a Bluetooth (or ZigBee) module and a optional WiFi module. It can also be controlled via a 2.4GHz remote control. The CoaX contains two DSPs (dsPIC33). One is used for sensor data-fusion and the second one for control and communication.
Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits Drawdio kit [v1.1] ID: 124 - Drawdio is an electronic pencil that lets you make music while you draw! It's great project for beginners: An easy soldering kit with instant gratification.
PR Web (press release)Mechanical Valentine Inspired by Lost Treasure and Gothic SteampunkPR Web (press release)It is also reminiscent of the inner workings of automata, which often used brass mechanisms and clockwork-type motions to create a...