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See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you’re attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.<p>I will be brining a fully articulated and animated 3D printed humanoid animatronic robot. The build …

Maker Faire

20 New Must-Have Products in the Maker Shed

We’re in the midst of Maker Faire season here at Make, and are hurriedly (but calmly) preparing for the upcoming fourth annual World Maker Faire New York. We hope to start doing these posts on a more regular basis in the near future, but for now we’ll be announcing new products in large batches. …


53 Minutes To Your First Remote-Controlled EV3 Robot

I got an Lego Mindstorms EV3 set last week — see my thoughts on the cool parts that came with the set. This morning I wanted to check out the quick-start project that comes with the kit — a tank bot called the TRACK3R.<p>One of the concerns some builders had with the previous version of Mindstorms, …


Recycled Energy: Ambient Backscatter Allows Wireless Communications with no Batteries

One of the things holding back a more widespread push towards the Internet of Things — making everyday objects smarter and network connected — is battery technology. Computing power, and lately storage capacity, have increased and are still increasing exponentially. However battery technology has …

Internet of Things

Body-painted Models Sell Fiat Cars

If you wondered what’s the best way to sell a Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, the answer is painting up a dozen of naked women, of course. You are probably …


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