Robotics

The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools in robotics, from building them to surviving the singularity.

This Clever Mechanical Approach Saves Big On DIY Flip Dot Displays

This Clever Mechanical Approach Saves Big On DIY Flip Dot Displays

This display uses a unique mechanical method to reduce the number of motors needed, called multiplexing.

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These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

When you think about all of the sensory delights you’d find at a music festival, a mirror doesn’t really pop to the top of your mind. However, this team of architects Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek came up with a way to make mirrors the most fascinating thing there. This art installation called “Reflection” was born out of a […]

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Bringing An Articulated Desk Lamp To Life

Bringing An Articulated Desk Lamp To Life

Allyson, a regular contributor to Make: , has just released a fun project on youtube. She’s taken inspiration from the iconic pixar lamp and brought an articulated desk lamp to life. Yeah, fine, it doesn’t hop around all cute, and by Allyson’s own admition, it doesn’t work very well as a lamp any more, but […]

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Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

As part of a $50 million grant to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2017, the Maker Library & Innovative Learning Complex of the Future is under construction on campus. The new $17.5 million building will house a makerspace open to all students. Austin McChord is the RIT donor and I talk to him in this episode of Make:cast.

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Me and My Robot: Odd Jayy Interview

Me and My Robot: Odd Jayy Interview

Odd Jayy wanted a friend so he built a robot — and in doing so, he discovered his community.

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What Would You Do With A Robot Arm On Your Workbench?

What Would You Do With A Robot Arm On Your Workbench?

Robot arms are awesome. I think that’s a pretty safe statement to make. We’ve seen all sizes and varieties of robot arms and the general sentiment is always … “wow, that’s cool”.  The Dorna 2 keeps this trend going, even though we didn’t have enough time with it to really test it’s potential. Pulling the […]

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NASA’S Latest Rover Prototype Transforms To Rappel Down Steep Cliff Faces

NASA’S Latest Rover Prototype Transforms To Rappel Down Steep Cliff Faces

Exploring distant planets such as Mars is an incredibly daunting task. We’ve seen, through experience, that even something as simple as traversing the landscape to collect data can present insurmountable challenges to our rovers. To that end, NASA and others are constantly innovating ways to be able to explore more of these surfaces. NASA JPL […]

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