Ashley Hughes despite the belief that xBee cannot communicate with mac, managed to do it and in a clean and neat way also. At the end the mac will think that it is just another serial communication device. The work is still in progress so don't forget to check here often.
Antoinette took a flip clock's mechanism and gave motion to it by a stepper motor controlled by an arduino. Responsible for the delay is a potensiometer that can really make time fly. :)
Considering the "draft A" on the title and the artistic nature of the creator we wait to see the finals.
Code and details can be found here.
Jakub Kiryllo made an impressive airsoft replica of the M134 minigun in 1:2 scale. The build is made entirely of aluminium and is accompanied by an electric powered ammo box providing the large amounts of bb's needed. Large amounts? Yes, taking power from a CO2 canister at 12 bar!! this th...
User Schmidtn from instructables made an unusual TV remote, a fart activated one!
Using a gas sensor and an arduino this remote changes to a random channel whenever the gas sensor detects methane. :)
Not a huge step for mankink but i know a few people that would feel really uncomfortable near this remote.
All the details can be found at instructables.
High school students at Cornerstone Academy designed and built this robotic arm that is controlled over the Internet. This was an ambitious project for the team and they succeeded with the support from a professor and two mechanical engineering students from the University of Florida. With so many obstacles to overcome the project completed just a day before the Technology Student Association (TSA) Nationals in Baltimore.
Hard work was rewarded though since the robotic arm took first place in Electronics Research and Experimentation category, nothing less to expect from such a well build project.
You can find more photos here and complete info in the TSA Technical Report.
Students at National Institute of Design, India, demonstrate a VR glove they made by playing a "Ping Pong Game with Physical boundaries on an architectural wall" for the course "Embedded Systems and Interaction Design" This is the second version of the prototype glove (a video of it you can see here) and i really don't know what is the most impressive part, the glove or the wall projection with the real wall acting as the game frame.
A serious project with a gaming attitude. :)
Five students from Electro-Mechanical System Design (EMSD) department of Aalborg University, Denmark made as their 8th semester project an implementation of the inverted pendulum theory.
This resulted in a vehicle capable of achieving a max speed of 8 km/h and operate up to 3h with its twin 12V batteries not to mention the fun factor provided.
The control is easy to learn even for a kid as you can see in the video but this does not deprive the needed accuracy as the measured tilt angle precision is <0,2deg.
A team effort with marvelous results and lot of fun, enjoy!
Thanos Kodoyiannis made this motion simulator based on the old manual operated motion cockpit, the Joyrider for which plans can be found here.
The result (as you can see in the video below) is a very precise motion simulator that can be used with flight or driving simulators as well.
Except the cockpit plans you can find detailed instructions of the build stages and the various parts need...