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Bot for time-lapse videos with moving camera
posted December 2 2010 17:36.21 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Brian Grabski is a designer of custom products. He was asked to build a camera dolly, that it would be able to move at very slow speeds. So slow...

[Link: designedandmade]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   artistic   

Colored-Ball sorting NXT bot
posted December 2 2010 7:50.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A couple of days ago, R J McNamara posted a flexi-bot controlled with NXT. After upgrading the software he managed to make it sort random-colored...

[Link: R J McNamara]
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Tags: robot   rc servo   mechanical   lego   

This bot won't buy you a beer...
posted December 1 2010 18:32.36 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Youtube user UncleJtotheS was drinking a beer when he was thinking what would be his project for the 3rd year in Mechatronics at the University of Ottawa, when a crazy idea...

[Link: UncleJtotheS]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   mechanical   

Meet Oberon, the wheelchair explorer bot
posted December 1 2010 17:54.20 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is Oberon, a video controlled long range robotic avatar made by Brad from lucidscience. The bot is an old design, and one of the very...

[Link: lucidscience]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   rc servo   remote control (RC)   microcontroller   mechanical   monitor   

DIY - Start Trek Doors
posted December 1 2010 11:57.32 by Giorgos Lazaridis

We do remember Marc from uiproductions with his iPhone Controlled LED Suit. He came back with a new DIY project taken directly from Star Trek. He hacked his door to open...

[Link: uiproductions]
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Tags: crazy hack   diy   mechanical   mods   pneumatic   

Steam-powered record player
posted November 30 2010 15:34.38 by Giorgos Lazaridis

If someone begins a sentence with "steam-powered..." and you're supposed to end it, would you end it like "...train" or "...record player"???...

[Link: Asciimation]
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Tags: crazy hack   physics   diy   music   auto/moto   mechanical   

How can an airplane's black box be so tough after all?
posted November 30 2010 15:16.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Bill Hammack, the engineer guy is back again with another awesome video. In this one, he explains how the old (not so old) airplane "black boxes...

[Link: engineerguyvideo]
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Tags: science   new materials   research   mechanical   inventions   accelerometer   physics   

A simple but useful PCB Drill Press
posted November 29 2010 13:44.29 by Giorgos Lazaridis

For those who enjoy making their own PCBs (and not only), Rhys comes with another idea. He made a drill press tool for his workbench. The...

[Link: Rhys Goodwin's Weblog]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   mechanical   tools   

Building a FlexiBot with Mindstorms NXT
posted November 29 2010 13:29.18 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Based on the ABB IRB 360 FlexPicker, McNamara wanted to build his version of a flex-picking robot. At the beginning he had some failed attempts due to engineer/mechanical...

[Link: R J McNamara]
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Tags: robot   lego   rc servo   mechanical   

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