Remote-controlled beetle

Remote-controlled beetle
  The video shows University of California researchers controlling a beetle robot via electrical implants . This video of free flight is has now been posted. Although the motion is rather sporadic, it is obvious that simple commands to start flight, stop flight, and turn left or right are having their intended effect. Check out this cyborg action after ...

An small Arduino laser cutter – The MicroSlice

An small Arduino laser cutter - The MicroSlice
The design of this arduino laser cutter is quite unique. As the cutting table would be fixed, the cutting head must move along the Y Axis instead, but it must also accommodate the X Axis. So the whole cutting head, and the X Axis, must move along the Y Axis. Like a gantry crane moves up ...

Tennis Ball Object Catching Robot – Toto

Tennis Ball Object Catching Robot - Toto
  The intention of this work is to create a new transport technique in manufacturing. In fully automated production systems, parts should be transported between workstations by robotic throwing and catching. There are two solution approaches to the transport-by-throwing task: aimed throwing (always hit the target) or active catching (tracking the catching device). The work ...

Motor Actuated aluminum paddle – Blind Juggler

Motor Actuated aluminum paddle - Blind Juggler
The Blind Juggler is a robot that juggles or bounces balls in a controlled manner without any sensory input. The two main parts of the Blind Juggler are an aluminum paddle and a linear motor that actuates the paddle. It is doing this based purely on pre programmed math. There are no sensors telling it to make any ...

Robot checks Emails, RSS for you – Mail-E

Robot checks Emails, RSS for you - Mail-E
  Using a paper model of Wall-E, he added some servos and connected it to his computer using a PIC. The Mail-E robot is actuated by three 9g mini-servos, and controlled by a SD21 servo driver and a picaxe 18x We think it’s An overkill for a simple mail notifier, but still this is very nice. Mail-E ...

Build a DIY weather Station

Build a DIY weather Station
Xose Perez of Tinkerman has written an article detailing the build of his weather station. The power system consists of a LiPo battery and a solar panel. The Arduino Fio is project platform. It’s a ATmega328P (the same micro as the UNO), has a connection for a LiPo battery, a charge circuit based on the MAX1555 (with an USB connector) and ...