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Tag: Prototype

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. …
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Disney PaperID Turns Paper into Input Devices Using RFID Tags: Fiber Haptic

Disney PaperID Turns Paper into Input Devices Using RFID Tags: Fiber Haptic
RFID tags are most often used for tracking or identification. But scientists from Disney Research, University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University have figured out a way to use them to create buttons, knobs and other…
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Materiable Interface Can Change Its Shape and Material Properties: Jake the Desk

Materiable Interface Can Change Its Shape and Material Properties: Jake the Desk
In 2013, MIT’s Tangible Media Group unveiled inFORM, a form of interaction that uses a series of actuated pins to change the shape of its surface. The group’s researchers are building on inFORM with what they’re…
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FormBox Desktop Vacuum Former: Suck Mold, Then Make Molds

FormBox Desktop Vacuum Former: Suck Mold, Then Make Molds
You can find guides online for building small vacuum formers, and you can also get cheap ones that need both an oven and a vacuum cleaner to work. But if you’re willing to pay a bit…
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Interactive Table Tennis Trainer Will Be a Smash Hit

Interactive Table Tennis Trainer Will Be a Smash Hit
We’ve seen projection mapping applied to pool tables for decorative or instructional purposes. This one’s a sleek version for table tennis. Made by Thomas Mayer for his thesis in Interaction Design, the Table Tennis Trainer will…
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Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News
Consumer drones equipped for photography or videography often have automatic tracking or path-finding so you can shoot with them even when you’re alone. Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera might be the smallest and most durable of…
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Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs…
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3D Printer Error Detection Mod: Axistential

3D Printer Error Detection Mod: Axistential
3D printers are prone to a problem called layer shifting, which is when the printer’s x- or y-axis stepper motor skips, causing layers from that point onward to be misaligned with the previously printed layers. That…
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Spyce Kitchen Fully Automated Restaurant: Cooking Master Bot

Spyce Kitchen Fully Automated Restaurant: Cooking Master Bot
We have robotic bartenders, why not robotic cooks as well? Actually, Spyce Kitchen is not just a cook but an entire restaurant that works on its own, from measuring ingredients to washing its pots. MIT mechanical…
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Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen

Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen
Today’s wearable devices often mimic the forms of analog devices such as sunglasses and watches. But that won’t be the case forever, in the same way that today’s smartphones look very different from their predecessors. Researchers…
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Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts

Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts
The quest for wearable devices and embedded electronics might be completed with the help of a centuries-old handicraft. Ohio State University researchers John Volakis and Asimina Kiourti have been working on circuits that can be embroidered…
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Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification
Birds are like deer. They symbolize nature, freedom and all those heartwarming concepts, but in truth they can be annoying and cause a lot of damage. They eat crops, interfere at airports, hang out at harbors…
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vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, we’re going to get more and more experiences that fool us visually and aurally. But motion remains unconquered. A company called vMocion claims it…
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Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells Will Keep Drones Droning on

Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells Will Keep Drones Droning on
Like most electronic devices, drones and multicopters are plagued by poor battery life. Intelligent Energy hopes to change that within the next few years with its hydrogen fuel cells, which can power a drone for up…
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Microsoft Holoportation Augmented Reality Chat App: Hatsune, Me, You

Microsoft Holoportation Augmented Reality Chat App: Hatsune, Me, You
Microsoft’s Interactive 3D Technologies group recently showed us an example of how HoloLens and 3D scanning technology could revolutionize long distance communication. The group’s Holoportation concept is a supercharged version of video chat, letting you see…
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Honda & Hitachi Breathalyzer for Car Smart Keys: Keytotaler

Honda & Hitachi Breathalyzer for Car Smart Keys: Keytotaler
These days, you can have a breathalyzer installed in your car, but someday the life-saving device may be able to warn you while you’re still at the party. Honda and Hitachi say they’re working on a…
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