The Cortado connects your physical things to the digital world. Think of it as an Arduino that you’ll never need to plug in and it works on all your favourite platforms such as Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. It connects via Cortade and uses low energy Bluetooth to connect to your devices, an efficient protocol meant for supporting low-power sensors.Read More
The video below is actually from an article posted in 2011, but I came across it the other day and thought I would share it again because, lets face it, who doesn’t want to see an army of flying, rolling, and climbing robots on a seek and retrieve mission together?…Read More
Helicopters and quadcopters are very popular among makers, and they come in different shapes and sizes. This one, however, is the daddy!
The Volocopter, also known as VC200, features a massive circular frame packing 18 electrically driven rotors, and took its maiden flight on Sunday 17 November 2013.…Read More
Anyone who has tried to manually solder surface mount components (SMD) will know it can be tricky at times, especially since the trend toward smaller components is an increasing one.
With this in mind, a Maker by the name of Brian Dorey set out to make his own pick and place machine to produce Raspberry Pi expansion boards for his business.Read More
Not so long ago we featured an article about ArduSat. ArduSat was a Kickstarter project, aiming to put the Arduino in space.
On Sunday August 4th 2013, Japanese cargo module, the HTV4 launched from Tanegashima. On board the module were two satellites, named ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X which arrived safely 6 days later at the International Space Station.…Read More
I’m sure there are many out there that will have seen or heard of the ROBO-ONE Champion Robot, King Kizer. King Kizer are a series of humanoid robot designed and built by Naoki Maru of MARU Family. Naoki Maru is known for being one of the early developers of master-slave control systems for hobby level humanoid robots.…Read More
A gentleman called Jim Moore, owner of the company Fotosyn.com, has come up with a clever little idea for a Raspberry Pi controlled time-lapse camera. Whilst working on one of Fotosyn’s iphone apps ‘BerryCam’, Jim thought it would be cool to make a simple time-lapse camera that is suitable for outdoors.…Read More
The new Kickstarter campaign 1Sheeld is exactly that……..One shield. It sits on your Arduino board in the same way as other shields do, utilising an app that manages the communication between the shield and a smartphone. The app allows the user to choose between a host of the many shields available.…Read More
If you are a fan of Doctor Who you are going to love this, as this week in San Diego, any bystanders looking to the sky may would have been surprised to see a flying Tardis zooming by! The iconic police call box was immortalised by inventor Otto Dieffenbach, who created a remote control version of the familiar time machine.…Read More
Many of you will be aware that robotics is being used more and more to help further children’s education, and make learning fun for the next generation. However, robotics systems for education are quite expensive, and obtaining enough robots for 20+ kids is often too much of a stretch for some schools budget.…Read More