Saturday, October 31, 2009
The Lip-sync paper puppet made by martins with Arduino. (http://lab.guilhermemartins.net/2009/05/26/talkie-walkie/) is very cool, it used a sound sensor to capture human voice and only one servo to control the paper lip. The design is simple, but it has a lots of fun ;)
check out the video:
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
SenseCam is a digital camera for someone with memory loss. The patient carries it everyday, it captures photos automatically through out the day. When they forget somethings, they can check the images on the computer. I love this simple idea which has a big meaning to those who needed.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Got some old hard drives? You can make a cool clock with the HDD parts. Using one ATMEGA128 and some RGB Leds, you are ready to make a cool HDDClock.
Source codes & Schematics:
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Coordinated Robotics Lab, UCSD developed small robots that capable to climb stairs and even overcome large obstacles. The robot has to be small, so this special constraint brings them to design robot in an unique way.
Check out the video @ IEEE Spectrum
UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Halloween is coming, and people are working hard on making somethings scary to "celebrate!". PIR motion sensor is very useful for this purpose, as you will like your scary machine to operate only when someone is passing. Let's check out this "Jan in the Pan" project, you may get the ideas:)
Details of the project is on this website.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I have few projects interfaced PIR motion sensors, it is a real fun. In reality, you will find the PIR motion sensor commonly used in lighting system.For example, the lamp will be on when there are people walking. Planet green listed out some scenarios that motion sensor would help to save energy for you, but also pointed out that there is a case would waste energy. Huh? the argument is that the sensor consumes electricity, if you always remember to turn off the light in your room, then the power consumed by the sensor is not necessary:) But if you are absent-minded, install the sensor!
PIR motion sensing project
Saturday, October 3, 2009
When we were young, we use "training wheels" on the back to learn how to ride a bicycle. Nowadays, there is Gyrowheel. It is a wheel that can balance itself with battery powered. Self balancing technology is not new, we have segway, honda ux-3 etc, but it is interesting to see how this piece of technology can be used in new area in our daily life.
Friday, October 2, 2009
A Power loader is designed by a Japanese company "ActiveLink", the mobile suite is inspired by the power loader machine appeared in the movie title "Aliens". By using this mobile suite, you will have extra powers. Check out the demonstration video belows: