Uschi Mahaffey

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Robot 'learns to keep going with broken leg'

<b>Engineers have taken a step towards having machines that can operate when damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.</b><p>Using "intelligent trial and error", their six-legged robot learned how to walk again in less than 2 minutes.<p>"This new technique will enable …

Automated Aquaponics for Business or Pleasure: A Scalable Approach

<i>If you’re fuzzy on the distinction between aquaponics, aeroponics, and hydroponics, I highly recommend Luke Iseman’s handy guide and overview, Space-Age Gardening Technology. Aquaponics, as shown here, basically means growing plants and fish symbiotically, with the waste products from each feeding</i> …

New series on Python and the GPIO from #RaspberryPi IV Beginners

Matt Manning is busy writing a series on using the GPIO pins from Python. This exciting series will use a variety of different components wired up on …

My First Original Arduino Project: What I Learned About Learning

<i>This post is really an op-ed written for those of you who, like myself, are new to making and are just getting into project building with Arduino. You might be a little overwhelmed. You might think you can’t learn this stuff. I assume I am not alone when I say I am relatively new to the the world</i> …

Complete #RaspberryPi course from Intertech

Google's Schaft robot wins Darpa rescue challenge

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1039000/1039165_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616160_023488276d654eca8967a4198c8f6951<p><b>A robot developed by a Japanese start-up recently acquired by Google is the winner of a two-day competition hosted by the Pentagon's</b> …

Raspberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar

WiFi Controlled Camera Slider<p>High Velocity Vortex Cannon<p>How to Build a PHOTO LIGHT BOX<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>This would be awesome if done with a touch …

Raspberry Pi

Dogs Watch Human Interactions To Assess Quality Of Treats

Evidence that pet dogs gather intel by watching people talking with each other<p>Ever get that feeling you're being watched? Well, if you're a dog-owner, you may have a point. Dogs are able to watch people's interactions with one another to determine who holds yummier treats, according to a new …

The Robot Soul

I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, watching a lot of low budget sci fi shows on TV. By lack of comparison, I thought it was very cool that a super awesome space adventure could unfold on a bridge of a massive spaceship, with the main characters just talking to eachother. All you needed to become a …

Inexpensive Robot Tracking System is Swarm Ready

[Ladvien] has figured an inexpensive way to control a robot from a remote PC with a static webcam. Inspired by swarming robot videos such as those …

pi4jmultimeter: Raspberry Pi + Arduino + d3js electrical multimeter

As a fun project and as an example for my recent talk at the Jazoon conference, I’ve made this device. I call it my pi4jmultimeter.<p>What it does its …

Arduino

A Time Machine

Python Raspberry Pi Timelapse Video<p>I’ve had a Raspberry Pi in my drawer pretty much ever since they came out, but could never really think of …

Wireless Camera with Arduino and the Adafruit CC3000 breakout board

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2013/10/14/wireless-camera-with-arduino-and-the-adafruit-cc3000-breakout-board/<p>Wireless Camera with Arduino and the …

Raspberry Pi and Arduino Connected Using I2C

With Raspberry Pi and I2C communication, we can connect the Pi with single or multiple Arduino boards. The Raspberry Pi has only 8 GPIO’s, so it …

Arduino

The Thing System aims to Revolutionize Home Automation

Marshall T. Rose was recently at the O’Reilly Video Studio to discuss The Thing System, an open-source solution for both home automation and controlling the internet of things. It’s currently in alpha, but already boasts an impressive array of functionality with devices as varied as lightbulbs and …

Privacy and Presence

Years ago I was trying to formulate a maxim that would have gone something like this:<p>Any given technology will be put to all possible uses that have …

The STEM Crisis Is a Myth - IEEE Spectrum

“Forget the dire predictions of a looming shortfall of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians”<p>Many children born today are likely …

Rolling robot offers help to farmers

<b>The trick used by hamsters to get an exercise ball rolling is helping to power a spherical robot.</b><p>Spanish researchers have found a way to mimic the shifting movement of a hamster inside a ball to get their Rosphere robot moving.<p>The electronics controlling the robot replace the hamster and act as a …

Germans Developing Robot Ape

Here's why I think building a robot ape is a clever idea: like a real ape, it's sort of a cross between a humanoid and a quadruped, in that it spends …

Out-of-print Michael Crichton novels set to be republished as ebooks

A series of 10 novels penned by the late Michael Crichton while the Jurassic Park author was at Harvard Medical School will be brought back into …

Check out these great basic Arduino connections quick reference guides: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/03/20/basic-arduino-connections-quick-reference-guide/

47 Raspberry Pi Projects to Inspire Your Next Build

If you’re looking for inspiration for your first Raspberry Pi project, look no further than the several dozen projects entered in the first ever Raspberry Pi Design Contest, sponsored by MCM Electronics. All the projects were entered into one of four categories – Artistic, Educational, Enclosure, …