Squishy robots. In the movie “Terminator 2,” the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed.
Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat. The material — developed by Anette Hosoi, a professor of mechanical engineering and applied mathematics at MIT, and her former graduate student Nadia Cheng, alongside researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and Stony Brook University — could be used to build deformable surgical robots. The robots could move through the body to reach a particular point without damaging any of the organs or vessels along the way.
MakerBeam.eu - a miniature T-slot. Makeblock-The Real Aluminum Robot Kit. No More Woof. Soon our roads could be made of smart solar panels. Road Surface Layer - translucent and high-strength, it is rough enough to provide great traction, yet still passes sunlight through to the solar collector cells embedded within Aaaaaand had to suspend my disbelief here.
I love the idea and the potential it has, but something that is... Affordable on the scale of roadwaysTransparent enough to charge the cells beneath even after years/decades of useTough enough to weather years/decades of use without cracking or wearing through ...sounds like wishful thinking. Firmware For Cheap Bluetooth Modules. [Ben Krasnow] builds a CT Scanner. OpenEEG hardware. The OpenEEG project has seen contributions from many talented hardware people over the years, resulting in several different designs which have been tested and tried by various people.
Below are just a few of them. For newcomers to EEG hardware design, the issue of isolation is very important here. You can't just directly connect your brain up to your PC electrically without risking unpleasant things happening. Isolation measures (such as opto-couplers, DC-DC converters, isolation gaps, etc.) must be used in the design and construction of an EEG unit.
A Mix of Mind Reading Devices. The OpenEEG project The most affordable do it yourself mind reader.
This open project made by hobbyists for hobbyists toots an impressive array of configurations to suit the needs of just about anyone wanting to explore the brain on the cheap. Emotiv BCI 2008. Project Ara. Portable SMT Lab for Hacker On The Go. High-tech materials purify water with sunlight. Note to journalists: Please report that this research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.
DALLAS, March 16, 2014 — Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists combined several high-tech components to make an easy-to-use water purifier that could work with the world’s most basic form of energy, sunlight, in a boon for water purification in rural areas or developing countries.
The Ripper: A Different Kind of CNC Machine. Solar Panel Setup around $100. My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts.
Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller $22 Chrome Battery SLA 10.5 Amp $5 Old Picture Frame to encase the solar Cells $8 Wood to build the frame to hold the panel $4 Wood to build the Charge Station $4 12 Volt Socket $1 9 volt Battery To power the LCD voltmeter $5 LCD Voltmeter Things I had around the house: Exterior Grade Wire 2 Conductor Wire and Panel Mount Connectors Fuses and Fuse Holders Outlet Coverplate 150 watt 12 volt car Inverter 15 amp Blocking Diode. Wyager/MicroMechBoard. Angling to develop for Google Glass? Google gives some insight. If you’re looking for a taste of what it will be like to develop for Google Glass, the company posted a video demonstrating the hardware and a little bit of the API on Thursday.
Timothy Jordan, a senior developer advocate at Google, gave a talk at SXSW in early March that lasted just shy of an hour and gave a look into the platform. Google Glass bears more similarity to the Web than the Android mobile operating system, so developing for it is simpler than creating an Android application. During the talk, Jordan goes over some the functionality developers can get out of the Mirror API, which allows apps to pop Timeline Cards into a user’s view, as well as show new items from services the user might be subscribed to (weather, wire services, and so forth). Jordan also shows how users can interact with items that crop up using the API. ER doctors use Google Glass and QR codes to identify patients. A tech-savvy hospital in Boston developed a custom information-retrieval system for Google Glass, which lets ER doctors scan a QR code on the wall of each room to call up information about patients.
Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the system today in his blog (a cached version is here as the original post seems to have been shortened significantly): In the Emergency Department, we’ve developed a prototype of a new information system using Google Glass, a high tech pair of glasses that includes a video camera, video screen, speaker, microphone, touch pad, and motion sensor.Here’s how it works.When a clinician walks into an emergency department room, he or she looks at [a] bar code (a QR or Quick Response code) placed on the wall. Google Glass immediately recognizes the room and then the ED Dashboard sends information about the patient in that room to the glasses, appearing in the clinician’s field of vision. What is it like to hear color? It's truly amazing what technology can do these days.
Really makes you think about how the human race will be in the next 100 years. The human race will pretty much be the same in the next hundred years, actually human beings will be the same forever. This floating black ball is the creepiest thing you'll see all day. How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins. Soon our roads could be made of smart solar panels. Forget Stopping Bullets – Vest Warms You While Stopping Taser. How-To: Moss Shower Mat. Arguably, taking that first step out of the shower is one of the lowest points of the day.
It is possible to make that transition from “insanely comfortable shower time” to “everything else you absolutely have to do with your life” a little easier by stepping out onto a lush, comfortable shower mat covered in moss. These mats are commercially available, but are still on the pricey side. If you don’t have that kind of extra money and/or want a fun weekend project, here’s how to get it for a lot less: Here’s what you’ll need: Make Your Own GPS Pet Tracker with TinyDuino. A project by dave hakkens. LittleBits. Making Makers. Together, Kids Learning Code, Maker Kids, TIFF and Toronto Public Library, have developed comprehensive, maker curriculum for educators who work in formal and informal learning environments with the objective of increasing Toronto youth access and engagement with advanced technology and digital tools!
Our workshops and activities allow youth to create something with purpose, driven by their own vision and also empower teachers to be makers. We are hosting Train the Trainer Symposiums wherein the educators can learn how to run and modify activities by doing them. Toy Hacking at Maker Kids: Wednesday, Feb 12th from 8pm to 10pm (Download the module here and the materials here) Arduino Rovers at Maker Kids: Wednesday, Feb 19th from 8pm to 10pm (Download the module here and the materials here) Introduction to HTML & CSS at Kids Learning Code: Tuesday, Feb 25th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Download the module here and the materials here) Yet Another DIY Camera Slider. 3D Printed Netduino Remote Controlled Car. Body of a Trinket, Soul of a Digispark. Surplus d'inventaire - Accès Électronique. Home. Surplus-electronique. Apex Electronics. Introducing Trinket. Trinket may be small, but do not be fooled by its size! It's a tiny microcontroller board, built around the Atmel ATtiny85, a little chip with a lot of power.
We wanted to design a microcontroller board that was small enough to fit into any project, and low cost enough to use without hesitation. Perfect for when you don't want to give up your expensive dev-board and you aren't willing to take apart the project you worked so hard to design. Building an Open Source Laptop. Project Novena—an open source laptop About a year and a half ago, I engaged on an admittedly quixotic project to build my own laptop. By I, I mean we, namely Sean “xobs” Cross and me, bunnie.
Water-repellant surface so efficient that drops bounce back off. In recent years, water-repelling materials have gotten better and better at their job of fearing water. But even the best hydrophobic surfaces still take their time when repelling water. This becomes an issue when the surfaces you want to keep water-free operate in freezing conditions. If water is not repelled quickly, it can freeze and end up stuck there. DEFCON 19: Kinectasploit: Metasploit Meets Kinect. DEFCON 19: Kinectasploit: Metasploit Meets Kinect. DEFCON 19: Kinectasploit: Metasploit Meets Kinect. The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.9)
The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Vision. The World of Storage Has Changed: Data Types, Access Models, Demand and Use Cases Over the past decade, the explosive growth of large-scale, data-driven applications has begun to shift the nature of enterprise storage infrastructure fundamentally. The traditional paradigm of hardware-centric, file-based systems is moving aside to make way for new software-defined, object-based approaches. The new paradigm is an object-oriented one: a world of pictures, movies, ecommerce and Web data, search, and games, and archives of all of these. In this world, objects (information) are written, read and deleted but never modified.
Increasingly, systems and data centers are designed for capacity rather than performance. High-altitude balloon. Could a Balloon Fly in Outer Space? Home - ASGARD: Scientific balloons for space education. Soon, Rich People Will Be Ballooning Through the Stratosphere. Move over Google Glass, here comes $300 competition from France. How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence? - Computerphile. These Self-Assembling Blocks Will Make Real-Life Transformers Possible.
Someday, your Ikea furniture might assemble itself. How to Make a Battery-Powered, Gadget-Charging Go Bag. Hotwiring the future of in-car tech with a smartphone and Raspberry Pi. DatasheetLib.com - The Ultimate Datasheet Library. L'électronique en pratique : 36 expériences ludiques: Amazon.fr: Charles Adams Platt, Xavier Guesnu, Eric Bernauer, Antoine Derouin. DatasheetLib.com - The Ultimate Datasheet Library. DealeXtreme - Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - DX Free Shipping Worldwide. Raspberry Pi and Arduino to get cellular access with SIM card add-on. Build Your Own Crossover Cable, USB to Ethernet Extender, and More. Build Your Own GameBoy-Sized Handheld with a BeagleBone. The Science Behind the Perfect Workspace. Creating a $99 parallel computing machine is just as hard as it sounds. HomeServer/FacilityServer Apps für iPhone, iPod touch und iPad.
Impression 3D. Robotics. Communauté: The Ben Heck Show. Nanotechnologies dans le textile. TR35: Eben Upton, 34. Une nouvelle méthode permettant de collecter les empreintes digitales ! How Cryonics Works"