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This bot will solve the Rubik cube in record time (sort of)
posted January 11 2011 21:10.21 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I do not think that there is someone that doesn't know the world's most popular puzzle: The Rubik's cube, even if he/she does not know it by...

[Link: Rowan University]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   mechanical   games and fun   

Steam powered bicycle!
posted January 9 2011 13:04.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Do you believe this guy! Youtube user DidHEDiedChannel made a nice bike, which uses steam power to move! Unfortunately, there is no more info...

[Link: DidHEDiedChannel]
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Tags: crazy hack   physics   auto/moto   mechanical   

Complicated mechanisms in simple animations
posted January 7 2011 17:19.00 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A picture is like 1000 words, imagine an animation! Here is a very interesting site, that has some clear and nice animations with some complicated mechanisms. The goal of these...

[Link: mytechnologyworld9]
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Tags: animation   3D media   crazy photo/video   slow motion   science   inventions   mechanical   

Drive 8 digits retro train station split-flaps
posted January 4 2011 20:22.56 by Giorgos Lazaridis

You have certenly seen before such digits, maybe in train stations or airports. Here is a DIY controller for them, built with PIC microcontrollers...

[Link: jave]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   clock   microcontroller   pic   mechanical   

3D printing your.. food???
posted December 29 2010 16:39.29 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Most probably, you do know what a 3D printer is. And most probably, you thank that 3D printers print objects wit plastic, ABS or other similar...

[Link: Cornell University]
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Tags: robot   inventions   mechanical   research   commercial   3D printing   

Crazy sliding stairs in University!
posted December 22 2010 19:15.47 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is one of the most crazy ideas for stair that i have seen so far. Despite the fact that these stairs leads only downwards, i still like...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: TUM]
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Tags: physics   mechanical   games and fun   crazy designs   

A 3D-printed insect can fly
posted December 16 2010 19:16.35 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Charles Richter and Hod Lipson from the Cornell Computational Synthesis Laboratory, created a tiny insect that is able to fly, not with rotational propeller, but by flapping it's wings...

[Link: Cornell University]
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Tags: robot   physics   3D printing   mechanical   research   science   

Pendulum swing up and balances using webcam and Arduino
posted December 15 2010 20:29.30 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Youtube user blogger45 uploaded a new video on his channel. He made a balancing pendulum that swings with a fan motor. A webcam "watches" a mark on the shaft of the pendulum. The...

[Link: blogger45]
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Tags: electronic project   physics   microcontroller   arduino   mechanical   research   experiments   

Dot-dot-dot LINE! The Sharpie Dotifier!
posted December 14 2010 17:31.48 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Chris, AKA PyroElectro sent us his new project, the Sharpie Dotifier. A robotic arm which is controlled by 5 servos, is able to move up and down, and also it is able to grab a sharpie...

[Link: PyroElectro]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   rc servo   microcontroller   pic   mechanical   

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