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Brute-force safe-cracking bot
posted February 2 2011 7:13.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Traditional safes have many protection layers against thieves. Two very curious MIT students made an automatic dialer that is possible to open a safe. The method is simple: Brute-force...

[Link: kvogt]
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Tags: electronic project   crazy hack   robot   microcontroller   mechanical   security   

Air-powered waliking bot
posted February 2 2011 7:05.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Another mechanical construction by youtube user denha. This time, he made a walking bot with 12 legs. The prototype was made by wood, and had a small DC motor to operate. He then...

[Link: denha]
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Tags: green   mechanical   robot   

Amazing bot ties and unties a necktie
posted February 2 2011 6:51.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Do you wear ties? Do you know how to make a necktie? Well, i don't, but this bot does know how to tie! Uploaded by youtube user...

[Via: bricogeek]    [Link: kineticsculptures]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   games and fun   

Is it just me, or this is the hand of the Terminator?
posted January 26 2011 20:52.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Germans are known for their obsession with mechanical perfection. Many people believe that this obsession was turned against them in WW2. But that is the way things are, they make...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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Tags: model   experiments   research   mechanical   inventions   robot   

Watch the first test of Mars rover Curiosity landing
posted January 20 2011 20:30.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A couple of days ago, i featured a video about how NASA plans to navigate and land a rover on Mars. So, here is the real thing! The first test...

[Link: universe today]
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Tags: crazy designs   crazy photo/video   space related   science   mechanical   robot   

Self-Balancing Robotic Pogo Stick
posted January 19 2011 8:52.02 by Giorgos Lazaridis

In continue to the inverted-pendulum balancing mechanisms, here is a pogo-stick, which jumps and balances alone, called "iHop". It uses two independently actuated arms in order to...

[Via: make]    [Link: jimboscotty]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   physics   research   mechanical   accelerometer   inventions   sensors   experiments   autonomous   

Autonomous featherless flying mechanical builders work in teams
posted January 17 2011 10:09.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis

We've been watching those quadrotors quite a long time now, and i tell you, they get cleverer every time. In this video, uploaded by TheDmel, a team of quadrotors autonomously build...

[Via: hackedgadgets]    [Link: TheDmel]
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Tags: robot   inventions   wireless   mechanical   research   autonomous   

The juggling bot - Performs a trick with 2 balls
posted January 17 2011 9:44.19 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Not often do we see a juggling bot, because it requires speed and precision, something that humans can practice, but for bots this requires...

[Via: adafruit]    [Link: paulclinger]
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Tags: robot   electronic project   mechanical   

A linear actuator hack on the cheap
posted January 14 2011 20:05.50 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Linear actuators are so fantastic mechanical components for robotics, and also so expensive... Jeremie sent us his latest hack, which comes to save the day for many DIY maniacs. His...

[Link: sk8rj10]
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Tags: crazy hack   robot   green   diy   rc servo   mechanical   

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