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The EggBot Challenge

THE EGGBOT CHALLENGE Following the tradition of cracking eggs in celebration of Easter in Greece with the game of tsougrisma (τσουγκρισμα in Greek) we decided to build an EggBot that could robotically draw intricate designs that we fielded from our client partners and staff.   So what’s an EggBot? It’s a machine capable of drawing on spherical or ellipsoidal surfaces. You

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX For a fun project to spruce up our office and interact with our local STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) school programs, we decided to build our own Augmented Reality Sandbox.  Originally developed by researchers at UC Davis, the open source AR Sandbox lets people sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or

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Robotic Bird Flight

ROBOTIC BIRD FLIGHT We’ve always been fascinated by the mechanics and properties of flapping-wing flight… watching birds soar gracefully above us brings out that childlike wish of gliding through clouds from high above. Seeing them fly is amazing, but it’s not that easy to build an ornithopter.   The first thing anyone asks when they see an ornithopter fly is, “How

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InMoov Leap Motion Control

INMOOV LEAP MOTION CONTROL To have a little more fun with our InMoov Robot we started to investigate immersion control via Leap Motion.  From a hardware perspective, the Leap Motion Controller is actually pretty darn simple. The heart of the device consists of two cameras and three infrared LEDs. These track infrared light with a wavelength of ~850 nanometers, which is

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Brain Wave Monitor

BRAIN WAVE MONITOR To get ready to make your own Portable Brain Wave Monitor all you need is about 40 bucks and a bit a time and ingenuity.  Take a look at our work and see if you can’t make one of your own! Materials: 1 MindFlex – $25.00: eBay is one of the best places to find! 1 Arduino

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FarmBot 1.0

FARMBOT 1.0 FarmBot Genesis is the first FarmBot to be designed, prototyped, and manufactured. Genesis is designed to be a flexible FarmBot foundation for experimentation, prototyping, and hacking. The driving factors behind the design are simplicity, manufacturability, scalability, and hackability.   Genesis is a small scale FarmBot primarily constructed from V-Slot aluminum extrusions and aluminum plates and brackets. Genesis is

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How a 3D Printer Works

HOW A 3D PRINTER WORKS PRINT BED The print bed is the surface that your objects are printed on to. Typically it will consist of a sheet of glass, a heating element, and some kind of surface on top to help the plastic stick.   Most print beds are heated in order to prevent the object from warping while it

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3D Printed Nintendo NES

3D PRINTED NINTENDO NES Sorry Nintendo, our 3D printed mini-NES is way better than yours. It was inevitable… I have a Raspberry Pi, I have a 3D printer, I’m a huge nerd… At some point I was going to print a case for it in the shape of the old Nintendo Entertainment System. In the end, this project turned into more

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