It looks like that Lyshco is more than a fan of racing games, such as the Dirt 2 rally. But setting up the cockpit was too time consuming for him. So he made a convertible cockpit. The outlook is an Ottoman style sit. But when the wife is away, the top opens and the cockpit is ready for the driver! There is no bucket seat, instead an old school plastic chair, but is fine for the moment. The steering wheel is mounted on the 2 sides of the cockpit, and the pedals (which are chopped out of their original plastic base) are fixed onto the base. The size of the cockpit is 1500 x 500 x 500 (size in millimeters) and it is made of MDF wood 18mm. Here is the post he made for this project.
I made this Men Of War game console for playing this excellent on-line game faster. This console puts all the important shortcuts in the palm of my left hand. But most important is the joystick with the automatic Direct Control Mode engagement. Upon joystick movement, the console send not only the arrow key...
styropyro shows how you can salvage parts from an old pc and build a burning laser out of it.
The procedure might look simple but always have in mind that when it comes to lasers you must pay full attention and fully understand what you do.
The result is a burning laser that due to the big heatsinks used can stay on for long and thus let you cut or burn more staff.
In the video description you can find more info about the making and some parts.
Amblone stands for Ambilight Clone, and it is an open source 'Do It Yourself' solution for imitating Philips Ambient Lighting Technology. It projects light on the wall behind your TV or monitor in the colours that are currently on the screen. The lighting is achieved by a number of RGB LED strips that are mounted on the backside of the screen. The strips are controlled by one Arduino microcontroller, which is connected via USB to a PC. The PC captures the bitmap from the screen, calculates the average RGB values of the screen, and sends the information to the Arduino. It's also possible to select a static colour for the LED strips to output, or sweep the entire colour spectrum at an arbitrary speed.
Ashley Hughes despite the belief that xBee cannot communicate with mac, managed to do it and in a clean and neat way also. At the end the mac will think that it is just another serial communication device. The work is still in progress so don't forget to check here often.
Thanos Kodoyiannis made this motion simulator based on the old manual operated motion cockpit, the Joyrider for which plans can be found here.
The result (as you can see in the video below) is a very precise motion simulator that can be used with flight or driving simulators as well.
Except the cockpit plans you can find detailed instructions of the build stages and the various parts need...
shynet after presenting us the nBot for first time now comes back with a small battle between two bots. The red and the blue team fight till "death" and at the end of the video you'll learn who wins.
A school project getting better and better.
shynet and his friend made the nBot as a school project. The nBot is a moving robot that shoots a laser - the laser hits the opponent team laser detecting sensor (which is a small system attached to an Light Dependent Resistor - LDR). On each hit the opponent robot sends a hit signal to the main server, then the main server calculates the remain...