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BUGbot Wheels Module by Ilan Moyer- Ilan Moyer stopped by the Test Kitchen for a visit. With the CAD files he downloaded from BUG he was able to fabricate a base for wheels. The wheels use DC motors and a motor driver. They are programmable over serial, but we were... Read more »

IEEE Spectrum: The Rise of the Machines – Robot density around the world…- There are now 1 million industrial robots toiling around the world, and Japan is where they’re the thickest on the ground. It has 295 of these electromechanical marvels for every 10 000 manufacturing workers–a robot density almost... Read more »

Nobel Physicist chosen to be Energy Secretary – “we are what we celebrate”, having a scientist in this role is a fantastic choice, we’ll see how it goes!… Steven Worked on laser cooling and trapping atoms using lasers! President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who... Read more »

Bre posted up these 30 illustrations from the book Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern. These diagrams outline causes of electrical accidents… Read more »

100 classic books are coming to the Nintendo DS on December 26 in the UK, with support for downloadable books. The DS could make a nice ebook reader if it’s done right: Turn your Nintendo DS into a pocket-sized library with 100 timeless novels from some of the greatest writers... Read more »

Brian sends this about The Back Shed, a great site with info about windmills and renewable energy. There is an excellent page about getting started with windmills. Particularly interesting isthe project for converting junker computer parts and pvc into a wind powered battery charger. Home made wind generators have been... Read more »

The new incarnation of Handmade Music will be causing a ruckus this evening @ 3rd Ward in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop on by and check out the fruits of sound-maker labors – and if you have a project to be heard, be... Read more »