Robotics

This Adorable DIY Robot Makes Clever Use of a Round Screen

This Adorable DIY Robot Makes Clever Use of a Round Screen

Let’s just get this out of the way immediately, this thing is adorable. This little desk robot may have cool features and great design, but the first thing I thought was “aaaw, it’s so cute!” David has a real talent for design and construction. He was seeking a project to utilize this round screen and […]

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The Return of FIRST Robotics: LA Regional 2022

The Return of FIRST Robotics: LA Regional 2022

Way back in 2020, before COVID shut down the world, there was a film crew following a few high school FRC teams heading to the LA Regional FIRST Robotics competition. If you’ve seen More than Robots on Disney+, you’ve seen what was the last in-person competition for these teams before COVID hit. Last weekend, at […]

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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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