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Watch the first test of Mars rover Curiosity landing
posted January 20 2011 20:30.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis




A couple of days ago, i featured a video about how NASA plans to navigate and land a rover on Mars. So, here is the real thing! The first test...

[Link: universe today]
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Tags: crazy designs   crazy photo/video   space related   science   mechanical   robot   



Hexrotor heavy lifting - It has the muscles
posted January 20 2011 20:05.49 by Giorgos Lazaridis




We've seen many different quadrotors, others big, others fast, others flexible... This musclecopter here, has six NTM Series 35-36A 910Kv / 350W, giving it the ability to lift up to...

[Link: rcgroups]
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Tags: electronic project   remote control (RC)   wireless   mechanical   games and fun   








Self-Balancing Robotic Pogo Stick
posted January 19 2011 8:52.02 by Giorgos Lazaridis




In continue to the inverted-pendulum balancing mechanisms, here is a pogo-stick, which jumps and balances alone, called "iHop". It uses two independently actuated arms in order to...

[Via: make]    [Link: jimboscotty]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   physics   research   mechanical   accelerometer   inventions   sensors   experiments   autonomous   



Open sesame - Motorized curtains
posted January 19 2011 7:44.57 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Simeon Kuninski [electronics-lab] made a system to automatically open and close the curtains. He also added an IR receiver to remote-control it. The system is based on the ATMEGA328...

[Link: electronics-lab]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   diy   microcontroller   arduino   wireless   mechanical   



Autonomous featherless flying mechanical builders work in teams
posted January 17 2011 10:09.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis




We've been watching those quadrotors quite a long time now, and i tell you, they get cleverer every time. In this video, uploaded by TheDmel, a team of quadrotors autonomously build...

[Via: hackedgadgets]    [Link: TheDmel]
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Tags: robot   inventions   wireless   mechanical   research   autonomous   








The juggling bot - Performs a trick with 2 balls
posted January 17 2011 9:44.19 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Not often do we see a juggling bot, because it requires speed and precision, something that humans can practice, but for bots this requires...

[Via: adafruit]    [Link: paulclinger]
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A linear actuator hack on the cheap
posted January 14 2011 20:05.50 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Linear actuators are so fantastic mechanical components for robotics, and also so expensive... Jeremie sent us his latest hack, which comes to save the day for many DIY maniacs. His...

[Link: sk8rj10]
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Tags: crazy hack   robot   green   diy   rc servo   mechanical   



Cake drawing on 3 axis
posted January 14 2011 19:19.17 by Giorgos Lazaridis




A group of students from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Massachusetts, had a very delicious idea. They made a CNC that draws frozen drawings on cakes! A custom made...

[Via: wired]    [Link: Olin College]
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The most amazing F1 simulator ever seen, EVER!
posted January 13 2011 19:38.36 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I want one of this, and i want it bad! Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, in Tübingen, Germany, transformed an industrial robot arm into a Formula 1 simulator...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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