OpenBeam - An open source miniature construction system by Terence Tam With funding about to close, I will no longer be able to edit the project page here. So, please visit us online at the following locations for the latest updates: - for the latest news and updates. - OpenBeam's webstore and knowledge base. - OpenBeam's parent company. Introduction: T-Slot extruded aluminum framing systems have been in use throughout the manufacturing and automation industries for machine building, prototyping and robotics applications for the past 30 years. Example of a 60mm Film Maker's rig, built from OpenBeam components I designed OpenBeam to be a low cost construction system aimed at the hobby and Maker market. OpenBeam Extrusion and Joining Plates OpenBeam connector plates are injection molded out of a metal-replacement engineering resin to bring the recurring costs down. Off-the-shelf M3 nuts are used - no speciality T-Nuts that costs 30-70 cents each! An OpenBeam trebuchet. Thank you,
EVRYTHNG - Every Thing Connected Olly and Molly: the web connected smelly robots. by Benjamin Redford Thanks for checking out our project. With your help, we hope to get Olly and Molly out in the world! Molly is the latest addition to the Ollyfactory family.She is a module that turns your tweets into sweets by counting how many times you get retweeted, then releasing a tasty candy when a number you've set is reached.You can stack Molly and Olly together to release sweets and smells.You can set Molly to count a number of re-tweets with our simple app. Olly is a web-connected smelly robot that turns your online notifications into smells. You can fill Olly with any smell you like, such as your partner’s perfume or an essential oil. He's also stackable, meaning you can have different smells for different notifications. We’re also making an app for your computer, so it’s really easy to connect Olly and Molly to your Twitter account. You can set Olly to notify you of an @mention, if you get re-tweeted or for a search you've set. We need a few things to get Olly and Molly out into the world:
LilyPad ~ Using Light to Power All Our Mobile Devices by David Foster The Sunny Bells & Whistles of the LilyPad We call our product the LilyPad. The LilyPad uses new solar ink technology to convert outdoor and indoor light into usable energy to continually charge tablets such as the Apple iPad. And it does a lot more than that... The LilyPad offers HDMI Output for the iPad with 7.1 digital audio built in. Right at your fingertips are three small stainless steel pegs built into the back to prop the iPad into different positions. This solar powered case is charging your battery whenever light is shimmering around you. Side thought: Why do they call them wireless phones anyway when we're stuck plugged into a wall every day with a wire in our phone? There are a lot of variables and we can provide more detail for those who know what a LUX is but we felt this was a fair number. Apple makes amazing products not only because of their creativity but also because of how meticulous they are. Much like Apple we're very green conscious. LilyPad Travel Bag
ninjablocks (ninjablocks) Teagueduino: Learn to Make by Teague Teagueduino is an open source electronic board and interface that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code, while teaching you the ropes of programming and embedded development (like arduino). Teagueduino is designed to help you discover your inner techno-geek and embrace the awesomeness of making things in realtime — even if you’ve only ever programmed your VCR. Teagueduino makes making things really simple. Want to build a light-controlled alarm clock? A harmonic music generator or a light that changes color based on temperature? Just plug in a sensor to one of the input ports (for example, a knob), hook up an output device (a speaker, perhaps?) Teagueduino makes learning about electronics and programming intuitive. Beginners can jump in without needing to know how to solder or write code. For those interested in learning how to work with electronics, there will be step-by-step tutorials for wiring up custom sensors and outputs.
'LikeBelt' Prototype Lets You Update Facebook with a Hip Thrust | Gadget Lab Wear the LikeBelt to hip-thrust your way to real-world Facebook liking. Image: Deeplocal Facebook has permeated practically every nook and cranny of the online experience. Our friends’ faces appear in Facebook widgets placed on sites we visit, and “like” buttons are attached to nearly every piece of journalism we read. In fact, one’s attached to the article you’re reading now. Well, get ready for Facebook ubiquity to seep into the real world. “There used to be simple ways of saying you like things, like thumbs up, high fives, or humping,” Nathan Martin, CEO of Deeplocal, told Wired. Yes, you read that correctly: humping. As the video below demonstrates, the LikeBelt lets you like things in the real world by thrusting your hips at strategically placed NFC chips. “We wanted to explore NFC and think more creatively about what can be done with it besides just purchasing,” Martin said. The belt itself interacts with inexpensive RFID tags coded in an NFC format.
The PowerPot by David Toledo Hello, and thank you for checking out our project! The PowerPot is a a portable electric generator that doubles as a cooking pot. It can be used indoors or outside and works with any fuel source. Unlike solar power, The PowerPot works day or night, rain or shine to bring you the electricity you need to keep charging, anytime, anywhere! Simply put, The PowerPot transforms the heat from cooking into electricity with no moving parts. Paul and I are both materials science engineers and avid campers. Right now, we are launching two models, the PowerPot V and the PowerPot X, which respectively produce 5 and 10 watts of usable electricity. The PowerPot V is a typical backpacking type cooking pot, with thermoelectric technology attached to the base that makes it a 5W generator. The PowerPot X is a typical kitchen-style pot, with integrated thermoelectric technology that makes it a 10W generator. The PowerPot XV is a 15 Watt PowerPot model currently in development. Thank you!
Connect The Physical World To The Web With Ninja Blocks Through Ninja Blocks, you can connect the physical world to the web and back again. Most of us live in two separate worlds, the real world and the digital world of the Internet. Some strides are being made, like controlling your car with your smartphone, but there are surprisingly few ways to bridge the worlds together. Ninja Blocks aims to change that. For example, say you wanted to be notified if the postman or UPS comes near the front door. Each block is its own little computer, so it can respond to stimuli, process inputs and outputs, and interface with the cloud just by plugging stuff in and defining a rule. Marcus Schappi, co-founder and president of Ninja Blocks, describes what is at the heart of these devices: We designed our own Arduino-compatible board that fits as a daughter shield on the Linux-based BeagleBone. The Kickstarter campaign ended in mid-March acquiring 500+ backers and pulling in just over $100,000, four times the amount the team was seeking. As the video shows,
Magnic Light: Get New Energy! by Dirk Strothmann Magnic Light is the first compact contactless bicycle dynamo - a new invention which we believe has the potential to revolutionize bicycle illlumination. Magnic Light is so powerful and looks so magic at first glance that most people search for a trick behind. They can't believe a dynamo can produce electric energy without touching the wheels. There are some on the market but they need magnets attached to the wheels and they don't produce constant bright light. The following is from Update No.13- because of its relevance it is included also here: Magnic Light was at the Taipei Cycle Show (one of the three main bicycle trades worldwide). Last Wednesday I started at 5:00 AM at home and drove to Frankfurt Airport, started at 10:40 in Frankfurt - 12 hours later in Taipei at local time 6:00 AM at 8:00 Am at the hotel - at 9:00 at the Taipei Cycle until 18:00 PM. (I found this video on Youtube- Thanks!) But what does this all mean for our Kickstarter project? ---end of Update 13 ----
Ovidiu Vermesan: Workshop on Smart Object Security, 23rd March 2012, Paris Workshop on Smart Object Security, 23rd March 2012, Paris: "Early 2011, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) solicited position statements for a workshop on 'Interconnecting Smart Objects with the Internet', aiming to get feedback from the wider Internet community on their experience with deploying IETF protocols in constrained environments. The workshop took place in Prague on March, 25th, 2011. During the workshop a range of topics were discussed, including architecture, routing, energy efficiency, and security. The workshop report summarizes the discussion and suggested several next steps." "During the months following the workshop indeed a number of IETF initiatives were started, IETF participants submitted Internet drafts, and hands-on code hacking events at IETF 81 and 80 were organized to better facilitate the exchange of ideas. 1. In case of questions please send a mail to <smart-object-security AT lists.i1b.org>