Category Archives: Creations

Go flying with the Hover Board

After the flyboards was invented by Franky Zapata back in 2011 several versions have been released to the world. The vehicles are powered by a Water Scooter and the long tubing lets you fly somewhat unrestricted. The latest version is the Hover … Continue reading

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Technique for printing a Teddy Bear

Professor Scott Hudson at the Carnegie Mellon University has developed a method for printing yarn or wool into 3D objects. He demonstrates it by printing a Teddy Bear in this video below. The technique is presented in a research paper … Continue reading

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inForm, the shapshifting display from MIT

A team of researchers from MIT has developed an interactive shapeshifting display which adds another dimension to long distance communication (among other things). The system is capable of recording the interaction, projecting colors and elevating the display.

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Hand control of Lego EV3

The developer German Vargas has put together the hand tracking device from Leap Motion and a Lego EV3, resulting in a quite cool remote control.  He uses the MonoBrick communication library (C#) to combine the Lego vehicle with the Leap … Continue reading

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Printed sensors enables new products

With new techniques for printing circuitry a new range of disposable sensors are being developed. The electronics are printed at a speed of a few meters per seconds enabling large volumes each day. Temperature sensors for package control and biosensors for … Continue reading

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Cubli – The balancing cube

This is why you should study classic mechanics and control theory:

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Bike around in Google Street View with jDome

The Swedish company Division by Zero have developed a product to help disabled and demented people to virtually bike around in society with Google Street View. An exercise bike with steering have been integrated with their existing gamer screen jDome, … Continue reading

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Motion to movements

Disney research recently published a mechanical design approach to 2D motion in characters. Basically it solves a desired circular path with the right amount of gears and leavers. Together with a 3D printer the step to reality have never been … Continue reading

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Windsurfing on wheels

The lazy style laid back biking on a Recumbent bicycle has gotten even softer with the Wike, a tricycle construction with a sail. It has a top speed of 50 km/h and is now street legal in the Netherlands and … Continue reading

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Swarm technology

Professor Vijay Kumar and his team have come quite far in the field of swarm control. With their tiny quadrocopters they take the cooperation of technology to a new level. Some of his research is available from www.roboticsproceedings.org on subjects … Continue reading

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