Robotics

This Surprisingly Lifelike Spider Bot Will Look You In The Eye

This Surprisingly Lifelike Spider Bot Will Look You In The Eye

This project was one of my all time favorites. I saw it circulating around the web 15 years ago when it was new and I was captivated by the motion and design of this little bot. Just watch as it locks on and maintains eye contact with it’s creator, Matt Denton. The interesting thing happening […]

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Maker Spotlight: Ben Davidson

Maker Spotlight: Ben Davidson

Name  Ben Davidson Where are you located?  Plymouth, WI What is your day job?  Mechanical engineer www.Grabot.Tech What kinds of stuff do you make?  I make two armed robots, that can be simply controlled with RC.  How did you get started making stuff? As a kid I was always playing with Legos. I have improved […]

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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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Watch Odd Jayy Discover He’s on the Cover of the New Issue of Make: Magazine

Watch Odd Jayy Discover He’s on the Cover of the New Issue of Make: Magazine

We wanted to give Jayy a peek at his magazine profile before the rest of the world got to see it. And then we surprised him with one more thing.

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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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