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1Sheeld: Replace your Arduino shields with your smartphone!

"The 1Sheeld, a single shield that lets you replace all of those other shields with your smartphone. Today, that project went up on Kickstarter and …

An Arduino-based robotic hand powered by the mind

A young Maker by the name of Shiva Nathan has designed a robotic (prosthetic) hand powered by an Atmel-based Arduino. At this stage, rudimentary …

An Arduino With Better Speech Recognition Than Siri

The lowly Arduino, an 8-bit AVR microcontroller with a pitiful amount of RAM, terribly small Flash storage space, and effectively no peripherals to …

Arduino

All This Week: The Connected Home, the Internet of Things, and a Contest!

Today MAKE kicks off a week of projects, news, articles, and inspiration all about the “connected home,” how the Internet of Things and smart appliances are connecting us in new ways to where we live, eat, and sleep. We’ll also be running a contest for the best connected home project.<p>By best, I …

40 Stunning Bedrooms Flaunting Decorative Canopy Beds

Back in the days, wealthy people would add their luxuriously carved <b>canopy beds</b> to the will, leaving their beloved dreamland to be enjoyed and admired …

Review: Twine

With the powers that be continuing to expand their use of sensors to monitor our every action as we move about in the world, it's nice to encounter a …

Aptima's Cognitive Patterns system helps robots make sense of the world

It’s sometimes easy to forget that for all their human-like qualities, robots are in fact machines. While some systems allow them to recognize basic …

Robot learns to recognize objects on its own

When all the humans went home for the day, a personal-assistant robot under development in a university lab recently built digital images of a pineapple and a bag of bagels that were inadvertently left on a table – and figured out how it could lift them.<p>The researchers didn't even know the objects …

Robotics

Columbia University's low-cost robotic arm is controlled by facial muscles, we go face-on (video)

We've seen Emotiv's Epoc headset control cars and trapeze acts, but now a small posse of students at Columbia University is teaching it how to control a robotic arm. The appendage, aptly named ARM for Assistive Robotic Manipulator, was envisioned as a wheelchair attachment to help the disabled. …

The Robohand Project Gives Kids A New Grip On Life

Makerbot has released an inspiring video about how a group of hackers built 3D-printed hands for children and adults who are missing fingers or entire hands. The project aims to take the cost and complexity associated with hand prosthesis out of the process. It is working.<p>The blog post is here but, …

How An Open Source Operating System Jumpstarted Robotics Research

Ever wonder why it has taken so long for your robot butler to arrive? It’s 2013, so why aren’t those long-promised robotic domestic servants helping out around the house yet?<p>One reason for the delay: Robot engineers lacked a common platform on which to communicate and collaborate with one another. …

MIT creates autonomous flat-pack furniture assembling IKEABot - ExtremeTech

By on May 8, 2013 at 9:10 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You might not’ve realized it as you …

Robotics

Big Robot Makers at Maker Faire

Building Bigger<p>As maker hobbies go, building robots is one of my favorites. I know many people share my enthusiasm, and many kids and adults have at least a passing interest in robotics. Let’s face it. Robot are cool!<p>However, most robot hobbyists tend to fairly small-scale robots. The cost and …

2013 Invention Awards: Robotic Performer

A programmable animatronic robot kit.<p>Brian Roe spent nearly a decade building animatronic monsters for films such as <i>Virus, A.I.</i>, and <i>Scooby Doo 2</i>. Then, almost overnight, Hollywood abandoned mechanical characters for computer renderings. Roe now works as a technology consultant, but with the surge …