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Spybot with portable control station and night vision
posted December 7 2010 18:17.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Brad from lucid science sent me another creation, the remote spybot. This green beetle is based on the chassis of a 4x4 RC car. He kept also...

[Link: lucidscience]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   rc servo   auto/moto   remote control (RC)   wireless   monitor   

Autonomous quadrotor looks through a Kinect
posted December 7 2010 13:16.49 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This hack is part of the STARMAC Project in the Hybrid Systems Lab at UC Berkeley (EECS department Researcher: Patrick Bouffard. PI: Prof. Claire Tomlin). A Kinect...

[Via: DIY Drones]    [Link: Hybrid Systems]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   robot   autonomous   computer peripheral hacks   research   linux related   experiments   kinect   xbox   quadrotor   

Nice technique - illuminated text on acrylic glass
posted December 7 2010 13:00.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Lcamtuf made a DHS threat level indicator. Using a dial switch, he can choose between 5 different threat levels. What i mostly like in this project...

[Link: lcamtuf]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   artistic   

A clock with thermochromic painted segments
posted December 6 2010 6:57.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Jeroen Domburg from SpritesMods was doing some shopping for physics-related stuff on ebay, when he came across something that is called "thermochromic paint". This...

[Link: SpritesMods]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   clock   chemistry   diy   7-seg led   

A dice game made only with TTL
posted December 6 2010 6:26.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is something that i had many time to see, since the time that microcontrollers intruded our lives. Kenneth from kennethfinnegan made a simple dice game, for which he used...

[Link: kennethfinnegan]
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Tags: electronic project   gaming   games and fun   7-seg led   

Monochrome NTSC video with microcontroller
posted December 5 2010 6:58.07 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Making video with a microcontroller is usually a tough thing to do, due to the limitations of speed and memory. This guy from NatureTM used the...

[Link: NatureTM]
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Tags: electronic project   microcontroller   vga   monitor   

AVR controlled xylophone
posted December 3 2010 14:56.06 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I do like detailed explanations of a project, and i prefer to be in video. That is why my project videos are way too long (for which i have heard...

[Via: Hacked Gadgets]    [Link: Nerdkits]
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Tags: electronic project   physics   diy   music   microcontroller   mechanical   avr   

2 Arduino pins to drive 10 servos
posted December 2 2010 7:05.56 by Giorgos Lazaridis

According the the theory of RC Servos, a PWM signal with 50 Hz cycle is needed to drive them. According to the PWM positive pulse duration, the servo changes its angle. The...

[Link: DIY Drones]
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Tags: electronic project   rc servo   microcontroller   arduino   

Playing basketball the easy way - Kinect hack
posted December 1 2010 19:23.25 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Vimeo user dustin o'connor uploaded a video with his new kinect hack. He made a virtual 3D basketball yard to practice in free throws, without...

[Link: dustin o'connor]
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