Nifty robot 3D vision system

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Howard Gordon, of Surveyor Corp, sent us this announcement about a new, affordable stereo vision camera system for robots. I checked out the video with my 3D glasses. Pretty cool. This past week, we introduced a new open source 3D stereo vision system for robotics and remote monitoring called Surveyor... Read more »

Made in Japan – 9/29/08

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This week: A 31-port USB Hub “Mansion”, Workshop Collection – Children’s Video Playground, Very Miniature Parfaits, Interactive Textbook Graffiti, Nintendo DS Made to Look Like a VAIO, iPhone Icon Cookies, Silent Zoo Calendar, Haruo Suekichi: Steampunk Watch Maker Interview, A Jig for Making Things Look Huge. 31-port USB Hub “Mansion”... Read more »

Controlling a Sega Mega Drive with MIDI

Sebastian’s work interfacing with old Sega hardware for sound synthesis seems to be paying off – and the results sound quite nice – In this video, the Sega Mega Drive II is controlled via the MIDI keyboard controller. Various parameters can be controlled from the keyboard, as one can hear... Read more »

LEGO V8, 32 valve engine

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Another impressive LEGO build, nice illuminated accents – Real working (electronic) V8 engine made from Lego Technic. This is not a Lego set, but I completely designed and build it myself. It took me about 4/5 months. Enjoy! More pics of the build avaible on Brickshelf Gallery. [via Hacked Gadgets]... Read more »

Art, Science & Technology Day – Oct. 4th

Sebastopol, CA area folks: mark your calendars for what’s sure to be a fun family-friendly event – Zip! Zap! Boom! Art, Science and Technology Day An Interactive Event for All Ages! Saturday, October 4th, 10am-4pm Admission: $5 per person/ $16 family Create scrap sculptures at our “Creation Station” See local... Read more »

Art, Science & Technology Day – Tomorrow

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Sebastopol, CA area folks: don’t forget – Zip! Zap! Boom! Art, Science and Technology Day An Interactive Event for All Ages! Saturday, October 4th, 10am-4pm Admission: $5 per person/ $16 family Create scrap sculptures at our “Creation Station” See local warehouses and learn from demos in bronze pouring, toy-making, machinery... Read more »