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Automatic Head Tracking with Arduino

Automatic Head Tracking with Arduino

We’ve seen some infrared head tracking before and now it has been accomplished using the Arduino.  The demo video above shows its interactivity with a flight simulator.  Some modification to the code means this can be adapted for first...
Cooperative Grasping and Transport using Quadrotors

Cooperative Grasping and Transport using Quadrotors

these cooperative quadcopters make us think again. This is an extension of the same project that produced those impressive aerial acrobatics. It may not be as flashy, but watching groups of the four-rotored flyers grab onto and lift loads is quite...
Servo Powered Hexapod Robot

Servo Powered Hexapod Robot

This is a simple hexapod robot controlled by the Pololu Micro Maestro 6-channel servo controller. The total parts cost is about $72. For complete build instructions,...
Internet Enabled Pet Feeder

Internet Enabled Pet Feeder

Learn how to build an internet enabled pet feeder with streaming video. Now you can feed your pet from work or on vacation directly from your computer or phone.  The whole system is fairly simple and is controlled by the status LED on a Cisco...
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Lawn Mower Controlled via WiiMote

Lawn Mower Controlled via WiiMote

We've got another cool hack for you, this time using the amazing Wiimote, from the Southern University of Denmark’s Robot Laboratory. The Wiimote connects to the lawn mower through Bluetooth. From there, a computer interprets the signal and sends...
Extraordinary DIY Transformers Robot

Extraordinary DIY Transformers Robot

Little is known about this fantastic project, but the video really speaks for itself.  Obviously it’s not as smooth as the movie, it’s still an impressive engineering build.  It uses a bunch of servo motors to accomplish the complex...
RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

What is it about the combination of color and light which makes us automatically drawn to it ? Quite appropriately the video demo of Alex Beim's LED bottle wall project is without sound. It’s all visual illumination as we watch 253 bottles...
Make Gears of War Lancer from a Nerf Gun

Make Gears of War Lancer from a Nerf Gun

Got a few Nerf guns laying around, perhaps a toy chainsaw here and there Us too. You could gut them, put a bunch of LEDs inside, install sound effects, a quick paint job, and there you have it, your very own Gears of War Lancer. The chain on the...
How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

Take a piece of steel wool and tuck it into the toilet paper.   Lightly touch the battery to the steel wool.  Blow.  Now put that thing out, before the smoke alarm goes...
Multiplayer PSP with only one UMD

Multiplayer PSP with only one UMD

Play a game in multiplayer mode against a friend when only one of you has the UMD for the game. It’s a rather simple hack that’s easy to perform, yet saves everyone money in the long run (besides Sony of course) View the Full...
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