A Shook-Up Mouse

After seeing one of those pens that shocks you, I thought about putting something like that into a mouse as a joke. But mixing computers and high voltage is not such a good idea. The idea of using a vibrating motor from an old pager came to mind. So with... Read more »

Easy Boutonnières

After taking a flower arranging class in college, my wife likes to whip up nice flower arrangements for friends, parties, weddings, and in this case today, funerals too. A boutonni√®re is a spray of flowers worn in a buttonhole. For this project, you just need some small flowers, like carnations,... Read more »

“Chopsticks” the Spider Robot

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:42 pm

  Multi-limbed robots such as hexapods can be very complex and expensive. This is a relatively cheap and simple 8-legged robot made with chopsticks, Polymorph and an Arduino-compatible controller. Most of the servos cost under $8 if you shop around. I have seen the 12Kg/cm servos for as little as... Read more »

Living Room Baja Buggies

Do you like radio-controlled (R/C) cars? Do you like the desert, but hate the heat? Well, with wireless cameras on board, these radio-controlled racers give you virtual reality telepresence. Read more »