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The Gizmologist's Lair

The Gizmologist's Lair
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Simple animation to explain complex principles - Electronics 1, aircraft radial engine 2, oval Regulation 3, sewing machines 4, Malta Cross movement - second hand movement used to control the clock 5, auto change file mechanism 6, auto constant velocity universal joint 6.gif 7, gun ammunition loading system 8 rotary engine - an internal combustion engine, the heat rather than the piston movement into rotary movement # Via World Of Technology. 1, inline engine - it's cylinders lined up side by side 2, V-type engine - cylinder arranged at an angle of two plane 3, boxer engine - cylinder engine arranged in two planes relative Getting Started With the ESP8266 Chip - Open Home Automation The ESP866 is a tiny WiFi chip that has the huge advantage to come at a ridiculous price point: $5. And the best is that this chip also has a small processor onboard, so it can actually function in complete autonomy, without an additional Arduino board for example. Compare that to the cost of a traditional Arduino + WiFi module solution (around $40), and you will immediately see why this chip is receiving so much interest these days. All of this makes it the perfect piece of hardware for connected home automation projects. How to Choose Your ESP8266 Module We are first going to see how to choose the right ESP8266 module for your project. The first one that you probably heard of is the small ESP8266 Serial Wireless Transceiver module: This module is the most famous one, as it is really small and only costs $5. But there are many other modules on the market, that gives you access to all the pins of the ESP8266. Hardware Requirements Let’s now see what we need to make the ESP8266 chip work. .

Dangerous Prototypes | A new open source hardware project every month The Brain—Information about the Brain 1 Introduction “I think, therefore I am.” —René Descartes, 17th-century philosopher Few of us question the crucial importance of the brain. It is vital to our existence. The brain makes up only 2 percent of our body weight, but it consumes 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe and 20 percent of the energy we consume. Scientists have worked for many years to unravel the complex workings of the brain. Despite these and other significant advances in the field of brain research, most of the processes responsible for the integrated functioning of billions of brain cells remain a mystery. An essential aspect of any scientific research is communicating results to the public in a way that is easily understood. To correctly interpret the information transmitted through these venues, we need a better understanding of basic concepts related to the brain. 2 Myths and Realities about the Brain Myth: The brain is separate from the nervous system. Myth: The brain is a uniform mass of tissue. Figure 1.

How to design automata and mechanical toys Brief History of Automata The following buttons will lead you on to a number of topics designed to help you understand more about mechanisms, basic engineering principles as well as designing and making your own automata and mechanical toys. Craft Education have two books entitled: 'How to Design and Make Automata' and 'How to Design and Make Simple Automata' as well as aCD-ROM for more information click on the links below. Tools and Construction Techniques How to contact us If you want to know more about designing and making wooden automata and mechanical toys then the CD-ROM How to Design & Make Automata, Mechanisms & Mechanical Toys will prove invaluable. PDF Download or Book How to Design & Make Simple Automata PDF Book How to Design & Make Automata You can now download the CD-ROM as a complete file for only £17.50 and is available Worldwide.

ESP8266 Projects Animals' Eyes Up Close Husky Suren Manvelyan, is a bit of a jack of all trades. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics specializing in Quantum Chaos but has recently turned his attention to photographing the amazing detailed landscapes of eyes. The ones featured here are all from animals and includes a husky dog, snail, Siames cat, and even a crocodile as well as a few other creatures. With such close photos, one is able to see details such as the irises' color gradients, textures, patterns and even tiny blood vessels, causing these eyes to look like alien landscapes. Manvelyan has also photographed the human eye and photos of it can be found on his website. Black Rabbit Hyena Snail Caiman Nile Crocodile Iguana Siamese Cat Tiger Python Horse Albino Tiger Python Fish Suren Manvelyan's Website via [Lost At E Minor]

Magnet Man - Cool Experiments with Magnets Cool Experiments with Magnets This web site is devoted to magnetism and the cool experiments you can do with permanent magnets and electro-magnets. Some of the experiments are very basic - things you've done since third grade. Others are unique - perhaps you hadn't thought of doing some of these before, or had difficulty in trying to set them up. Lists of the materials needed for the demonstrations, directions on how to assemble them, instructions on how to show them, and notes on how they work are all here for you. Have fun with hands-on experiments! Rick Hoadley(For other cool toys and puzzles, check this out!) Last updated: 26 Feb 2017. , that means that at the underlined link there is some kind of experiment you can buy or build which will help you learn about the world of magnetism. Safety Considerations IMPORTANT! What is attracted to magnets? Electromagnets What is an electromagnet? Generators What happens when a wire moves with respect to a magnetic field?

Getting Started with the ESP8266 ESP-12 This instructable will cover the basic steps that you need to follow to get started with the ESP8266 ESP-12. A lot of this content is already out there, but I had a hard time getting everything in place, and the different tutorials can cause a great deal of confusion, which is why I have tried to make the simplest setup possible. Specifically, this instructable will cover how to make the ESP-12 behave as a WiFi client by connecting to your home wireless network and how to send sensor data ( we will send random numbers to test, and will not really be covering sensors in this instructable) to a Thingspeak channel. The following are the materials we will be using : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5V Power adapter

Animal Sleep Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal: References: This table was adapted from four sources: Aserinsky, E., Eyelid condition at birth: relationship to adult mammalian sleep-waking patterns, In Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, edited by B.N.

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