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Salvius robot

These days you can find and buy your very own robot from any number of companies (ROBOTIS, KumoTek, Honda, etc.). However, they can cost in excess of $12,000 or more and typically rely on specialized software to function. Back when I was a kid, 20 years ago, my friends and I... Read more »

Austin Interactive Installation Meetup’s Digital Dreamer is an impressive 15’ X 8’ interactive mural of the classic story of Rip Van Winkle.

Maker Faires are great places to see some interesting combinations of both art and technology that can be found nowhere else. Where else could you see Robotic Chimps on Scooters, an autonomous machine that creates objects based on the influences that surround it or get your own 3D printed portrait... Read more »

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East London-based engineering and designing studio Bare Conductive recently developed a new digital musical instrument accessible to everyone, including those with physical disabilities. The new technology allows an artist to express himself freely through music, regardless of physical limitations. It is one of the first instruments that is accessible for... Read more »

Dynamic Robotics Lab’s ATRIAS was designed to test theoretical concepts for agile robotic locomotion.

Walking is something that the able-bodied take for granted on a daily basis, however for robots it’s one of the greatest challenges to overcome. Researchers from Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Lab have taken up that challenge with their ATRIAS (Assume This Robot Is A Sphere) robot. The robot was designed... Read more »

The Bat Cast. (image courtesy of Etsy)

If you’re an avid Batman fan, you’re going to flip for the hottest members of the Bat Gang as miniature crocheted figurines. Yes, you read that right. Louie’s Loops recently introduced a new dynamic to its hat-based crochet business: figurines, all made from yarn, by hand. Louise’s Loops is primarily... Read more »

A Flatter hammer can be difficult to forge but it doesn't have to be thanks to blacksmith Torbjorn Ahman.

Blacksmithing is not a thing of the past. Torbjörn Åhman offers his expertise in making his own tools by using tried and true blacksmithing techniques used for centuries. One of the tools he teaches people to make (on his YouTube channel) is a flatter. If you have the right equipment,... Read more »

Grady Hillhouse used two pieces of walnut, a piece of paduak, and a lathe to turn out an awesome pair of spoons/scoops.

It’s interesting to see what can be made using a lathe. Beyond making simple table legs, users have created everything from intricately designed pens to highly detailed jewelry using a myriad of materials. Wood, one of the more versatile materials, can be combined and manipulated with other types to create... Read more »