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First drone photogrammetry 3D render of a library attempt. : drones. How To Make Queenstown's Ultimate Burger: Fergburger Secrets Revealed. If you haven’t been to Fergburger then you’re going to need to book a ticket to Queenstown, stat.

How To Make Queenstown's Ultimate Burger: Fergburger Secrets Revealed

What started as a “hole in the wall” burger joint (their words, not ours) has now become a worldwide gastro-phenomenon. CNN has named it “the best burger joint on the planet” and Lonely Planet has even included it among the world’s “best and bizzare” burger experiences. The key to Fergburger’s success lies not only in thousands of instagram tags, but in a simple principle – offer the very best and produce and hand-make everything fresh daily.

If saliva is welling in your mouth at the very thought of biting into one of Fergburger’s masterpieces, you’ll want to keep reading. We share with you how Fergburger makes their burgers, so you can make your very own at home. Bakers start preparing for a day’s work at 11pm the night before. Fresh produce arrives at 7am and the ‘prep kitchen’ begins on preparing sauces, such as fresh aioli, avocados, tomatoes, cheese and other all produce. FINDMESPOT.NET.AU. Tutorial: Build Autonomous Drone - Depth Estimation, Octomap and Path Planning : Quadcopter. Parrot ANAFI Thermal Drone. With its ultra-compact folding format, a solid amount of flight time, and stellar onboard camera, Parrot’s ANAFI drone was already amongst the top-tier options on the market.

Parrot ANAFI Thermal Drone

But now, the French manufacturer has stepped it up even further with the addition of a thermal camera intended to boost the ANAFI’s usefulness across industrial applications. Parrot is touting the ANAFI Thermal Drone as the best in its category. Here is the advantage of 3D printing. You don’t need to worry about crashing. You know there is a little factory constantly producing frames in your home. : 3Dprinting. Parametric Multi-Blade Propellor Generator by BouncyMonkey. This is a parametric propellor model generator which can create propellors with multiple blades.

Parametric Multi-Blade Propellor Generator by BouncyMonkey

It was written in OpenSCAD 2015 and uses coding that will not work in older versions. The script makes workable propellors but not necessarily the most beautiful ones. To beauty them up you may want to take the generated model into something like Blender and with a bit of loop bridging make some nicely merging shapes around the hub. I wanted tracks for my 1:10 scale rc to drive in snow, took a little longer than expected but I finished it today... : 3Dprinting. Printed a low-poly mask in transparent PLA and put a LED matrix behind it. Here's my progress so far. : 3Dprinting. The Aquarium News Hub – Page 2 – Aquarium Creation. NASA x MIT Morphing Wing. While there have been a lot of huge changes across the aerospace industry since the Orvilles’ first flight in 1903, the basic idea behind fixed-wing aircraft has remained largely the same.

NASA x MIT Morphing Wing

But now NASA and MIT, both engineering giants in their own right, have teamed up to create a radical and revolutionary new Morphing Wing that could change air travel as we know it forever. Assembled from hundreds of tiny, identical pieces, the Morphing Wing isn’t fixed. In fact, it is actually designed to change shape mid-flight to control the trajectory of aircraft in a much more efficient manner than existing flapped fixed wings. MLIA2345 (u/MLIA2345) - Reddit. Another drawer done by my Sensei, hope you're enjoying them ☺ : Tools. This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head : mechanical_gifs. Watch Russia’s Flying Rifle In Action For the First Time Ever. Russian state-owned arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey has made the world’s first flying rifle, a low-cost drone that carries a Kalashnikov and can follow its target until it is dead.

Watch Russia’s Flying Rifle In Action For the First Time Ever

Watch it in action here: The 23-kilogram drone has a three-meter wingspan, carrying a 12-caliber Vepr 12 semi-automatic shotgun designed after the infamous Kalashnikov rifle. The drone doesn’t require a runaway or catapult to operate, as it launches and lands vertically. Its engineers — the Moscow Aviation Institute — claim that the weapon can target and fire moving objects while “maintaining full control” of the flight, which can last up to 40 minutes thanks to its electric battery. “If the target is not hit,” the Institute says, “it can continue moving behind the object without further adjusting its course.” Shrimp Tank Guide. Setting up your Shrimp Aquarium Setting up a shrimp tank is easy.

Shrimp Tank Guide

Whether you want to house Ghost Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp, Amano Shrimp or even Crystal Red Shrimp the process will be the same. Generally hobbyists wanting to start a shrimp tank have had some experience with fish aquariums. This is useful but not entirely necessary. We will approach setting up the shrimp tank in stages below covering the most important steps. Most species of aquatic shrimp are favored for their small size. Trident Underwater Scooter. Not too long ago, Geneinno successfully launched their Titan Underwater Drone; however, that device only allowed you to discover underwater marvels through a live video feed.

Trident Underwater Scooter

Now, Geneinno is at it again, but this time their Underwater Scooter will take you up close and personal with the wonders of the sea. A great device for scuba divers and snorkelers, this scooter can pull you down to a maximum depth of 50m(164ft). You have control of the dual propellers, which deliver a thrust power of up to 26lbs, and can choose between two set speeds: 2.2 mph and 4.3 mph. It uses a 24V/6,000 mAh lithium battery that takes 1.5 hours to charge, allowing the Trident to pull you along underwater to tour the majestic world beneath the surface for about an hour. Finally Perfected My Automated Batch Key Printer : 3Dprinting.

GE unveils new supersonic commercial jet engine. Dive Xtras Piranha P3 Diving Scooter. There’s a whole other world beneath the ocean and even for the avid adventurer, it’s a place that can be hard to cover, unless you have the right equipment.

Dive Xtras Piranha P3 Diving Scooter

Bigger and badder than the previous versions, the Piranha P3 Diving Scooter by Dive Xtras has all the bells and whistles to assist you on your underwater journey. Balanced for both salt and fresh water, this American-made, lightweight diving scooter is powered by four neutrally buoyant battery packs, each made up of DCB-style lithium-ion batteries, giving you up to 450 minutes of usage. Whisper Drone could stop the whining. DIY pellet extruder for use with a robot arm : 3Dprinting. Learnt a lot from printing this over 2 weeks! : 3Dprinting. Pineapple Lithophane Lamp : 3Dprinting. Okay, Skydio's obstacle avoidance is crazy impressive : drones. NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight. NASA has conducted the first flight of a large, remote-piloted drone through public airspace without the usual safety chase plane.

NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight

Using advanced communication and collision avoidance technology, the Ikhana unmanned aircraft took off the Armstrong Flight Research Center in California and flew to Fresno and back while sharing the air with commercial and private pilots. Drones and UAVs have become increasingly common in the past couple of decades, but when it comes to the public airspace used by regular air traffic, they are still rare birds that are only welcome under special circumstances. Robotic cuttlefish autonomously scuttles through pipes. It was just back in March that German electrical automation company Festo unveiled two of its latest robots inspired by animals – a crawling/rolling spider and a flying fox bat.

Robotic cuttlefish autonomously scuttles through pipes

Now, it's taken the wraps off BionicFinWave, which moves like a cuttlefish. Along with the polyclad marine flatworm, which was another inspiration for the robot, the actual cuttlefish moves forwards and backwards through the water via two continuously-undulating fins that run along both sides of its body. The largely 3D-printed BionicFinWave is equipped with two such fins of its own, although they're made out of highly-flexible silicone.

Each fin is moved by nine integrated lever arms, which are connected via a flat crankshaft to one of two servo motors housed within the robot. Those motors operate independently of one another – this lets the two fins undulate at different speeds and in opposite directions, allowing the robot to turn left or right on the spot. SkyGuardian drone to make transatlantic flight. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is sending an MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone on the first-ever transatlantic flight of a Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The long-endurance flight will take off from GA-ASI's Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota on July 10 and will land at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England on July 11. The MQ-9B already made history recently when NASA used one to make the first flight of a large drone through public airspace without the usual safety chase plane, while another also set a new endurance record by staying aloft for over 48 hours.

Now GA-ASI is upping the ante by flying one across the Atlantic. Because most of the flightpath will be over the ocean, the baseline MQ-9B SkyGuardian will be equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband SATCOM to maintain contact with ground control and to confirm that the aircraft is properly configured for automatic takeoff and landing. Super Shelters: 15 Best Large Camping Tents.

Coiled carbon fiber artificial muscle lifts 12,000 times its own weight. No matter how regularly you exercise, artificial muscles have long since surpassed their natural counterparts. Now, researchers from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois have developed an artificial muscle made of carbon fiber and rubber that can lift over 12,000 times its own weight. The MechSE Illinois team started with the goal of making coiled artificial muscles – a relatively new design – stronger and as a result, more practical. With that in mind, carbon fiber was chosen, a very strong but lightweight material. To make it more deformable, the researchers mixed the carbon fiber with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) rubber and twisted it into a coiled shape. Machines really are here to take over the world : mechanical_gifs. Realistic racing game 'DRAG' coming to Linux soon, built on Linux and it looks astonishing. Zaha Hadid's sustainable "sand dune" emerges from the desert.

Located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Bee'ah headquarters' dune-like design is both inspired by, and intended to blend in with, the local desert landscape. It will serve a Middle East environmental waste management company and is slated for LEED Platinum (a green building standard) certification. Recycled building materials are being used and the goal is for no building waste to reach the landfill (one example is that concrete waste is being repurposed for the construction of barriers). The building is being oriented to make use of the prevailing breeze for natural cooling and once complete, it will use energy and water saving fixtures (LED lighting, low-flow taps and toilets, etc).

Bee'ah headquarters will get all of its electricity from the sun. Record-breaking hybrid drone stays aloft for over four hours. Drone technology is getting better all the time, and one area folks are putting a lot of energy into is boosting the amount of time the things can stay in the air. Drone manufacturer Quaternium is claiming a new milestone in this field, after flying its HYBRiX.20 fuel-electric quadcopter for four hours and forty minutes in what it describes as a world record flight for a self-powered multicopter. Most multicopter drones you can buy off the shelf boast flight times of 25 to 30 minutes, though we have seen custom-built multicopters fly for far longer.

Last year, for example, a commercial drone operator used a bespoke quadcopter to cross the English channel in a 72-minute jaunt, while others such as dronemaker Skyfront have previously claimed endurance records well in excess of four hours. The video shows the company's Hybrix.20 multicopter hovering in the air with a clock in the foreground for a period of four hours and forty minutes. DJI Zenmuse X7 Camera and Lens Comparison. Mesa Fire And Medical Drones Take Off. Programming a diy drone : drones. First 25 micron print on the Form2. This thing is bananas. : 3Dprinting. Thrust Vectoring : mechanical_gifs.

Little Photo Of My Setup : drones. Micro SD card recommendations for the Mavic Pro? : drones. Record-breaking hybrid drone stays aloft for over four hours. Spinning ring box : mechanical_gifs. 3D Printed Landscape Map of O'ahu Hawai'i : 3Dprinting. Solar supercapacitor creates electricity and hydrogen fuel on the cheap. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are slowly hitting the streets, but although it's a clean and plentiful fuel source, a lack of infrastructure for mass producing, distributing and storing hydrogen is still a major roadblock. But new work out of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) could help lower the barrier to entry for consumers, with a device that uses sunlight to produce both hydrogen and electricity. The UCLA device is a hybrid unit that combines a supercapacitor with a hydrogen fuel cell, and runs the whole shebang on solar power.

Along with the usual positive and negative electrodes, the device has a third electrode that can either store energy electrically or use it to split water into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen atoms – a process called water electrolysis. To make the electrodes as efficient as possible, the team maximized the amount of surface area that comes into contact with water, right down to the nanoscale. X-Matik's LaneCruise add-on kit brings self-driving tech to older cars. If you want to experience the benefits of autonomous driving technology, you need to shell out for a late model car, right? These bikes have airless tires : mildlyinteresting. Drone mapping in agriculture on the rise - ABC Rural - ABC News. Start-up businesses that use drones to assess crop health through infrared mapping are becoming more popular across Australia, according to industry players and researchers.

Using normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) — a mapping method that identifies whether an area contains live green vegetation or not — drone surveillance can provide an early warning of crop stress and crop health issues on farming properties. Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector. Even though he takes his whole vibe from the creatures, we’re pretty sure Batman never actually did his due diligence in learning about the species. Vanilla VA001 sets new drone endurance record after five days aloft. Last January, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 set the world record for the longest unmanned internal combustion powered flight in history. AT Transporter multirotor "air car" carries cargo or people in detachable pods.

Pimax 8K VR Headset. Die fire ! : BetterEveryLoop. MIT app listens to your car to find out what it needs. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing an app that uses a phone's microphone and accelerometer to diagnose a vehicle's potential problems. It will enable wannabe mechanics and the safety-conscious, but could also be useful to others. MIT researchers imagine a scenario where a ride-share passenger who is using the app tells the driver that the car might need a filter change or some new spark plugs. The reality would carry the technology much further, though, as everyday car owners could use it to become more intimately familiar with the nuances of their vehicle and its needs. Parrot gives Bebop 2 a Power boost. BlueWater 1 drone joins the race for the bottom. 3D-printable synthetic muscle is three times stronger than you. The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that might not be practical in situations where man and machine will need to work together.

The emerging field of soft robotics is helping to make that collaboration safer, but recreating muscle is no easy task. Red Bull launches into drone racing. Modular tiny house proves there's more to cardboard than packaging. RED Weapon 8K VV Camera. Modular design gives 3D printer CNC carving and laser engraving capabilities. TIL owls make almost no noise from flying, even when tested in a room with multiple microphones : todayilearned. Building a Massive Tarot 690s Hexacopter! : Quadcopter. Engineers Have Found a Way to 3D Print Super Strong Aluminum.

Firefighter Turnout Dublin Duffel. 3 full days of printing with 2 printers gets you one massive T-Rex. 212% scale : 3Dprinting. High Voltage Lifter (Ionocraft): 7 Steps. Comparing common post processing techniques on the same model : 3Dprinting. Handy details about designing 3D gears, even details about reducing wear with prime number teeth count. : 3Dprinting.

The Inception Drive : mechanical_gifs. US Army brings robotic vehicles and UAVs together in combat demonstration. Rolls-Royce claims world's most powerful aerospace gearbox record. Royal Enfield set to buy Ducati as new 210 hp 1100c V4 Stradale engine is shown. Dry ice blaster on V6 engine : woahdude. Using a 3D Printer to make t-shirt designs using flexible filament : 3Dprinting. Worlds first axial Micro Jetengine : EngineeringPorn. New Xhover Motor - They are so good (include Build Timelapse) : Quadcopter. Generative design and the radical, skeletal new look of tomorrow. Generative design and the radical, skeletal new look of tomorrow. Perlan 2 glider reaches highest altitude yet. Fixed-wing drone lands on walls. Neurable ushers in age of hands-free gaming with brain-controlled VR. Unleash the Full Potential of Your Raspberry Pi with 21 Hours of Training – 91% Off.

Learn the Technology Behind Self-Driving Cars and Save Hundreds off the Training. Google Glass is back from the dead, and changing the face of manufacturing. 100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream. Dog sculpture printed on the D7 (Not mine, author/details in comments) : 3Dprinting. SkEye: Billion pixel camera in the sky covers 80 square km. Michelin VISION 3D-Printed Airless Tire. Scale Model of a 1952 Porsche 356 Engine Printed on the Form 2 : 3Dprinting. The Unmanned Helicopter That Fights Wildfires. DARPA program to allow for mid-flight multitasking drone missions. Build plate stack feeds 3D printer for continuous printing possibilities. Tilt-rotor hexacopter puts a new twist on drone orientation. Recharge station gives SkyX drones potentially unlimited range.

Actually useful FDM printed roller bearings - Christoph Laimer : 3Dprinting. Novel 3D printer puts continuous printing on the table. VTOL drone could soar across Canada using lakes as pitstops. 3D printing cuts replacement time and cost at Daimler buses.