Cool Links Wednesday: Bike Lanes and Neu...

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June 19, 2013

Oh the rain… Oh the 90% humidity… This is the monsoon that happens sometimes in Albertaland. The rain floods basements, frizzes hair, overflows rivers. What is doesn’t do is dryclean the basement carpets, straighten hair, and apply various agricultural procedures of soil draining. Neither it brings you cool links! Which are by some strange coincidence right here:

Vector display Twitter client
This DuMont Labs 208B was hacked to connect to internet and search for "I" in twitter feeds. I don't know about you, I always find old electronics given a new life fascinating.
You Shall Have Bike Lanes Wherever You Go
A collection of links of bicycle gadgets, from a portable bike lane to a vest with LED turn signals. Some digging probably will be required to find the how-tos.
Ákob Leather Lamp / more than a covering material
Laser cut leather, woven into a lampshade, stuffed with a lightbulb, and here you have it - designer desk lamp.
Neuroknitting: Scarves Made from Brainwave Activity
Visually displaying data can make you warm! IF you knit your brainwaves into a scarf. Just make sure you think something clever. Like whether Schrödinger's cat has fleas or not.
Adding wireless charging to any phone
Ever wanted to charge your cell phone without entangling everything in cables? (skip if you already have that). [Daniel] created this economical solution using a few bits found on ebay.

Oh! Also it can't eat chocolate cake. Which we are totally fine with. Because we can take care of it. Ourselves. Not to worry, rain.


April 29, 2004
New GM11-14 mounting screws

BOY those are strange little screws on the face of the GM11-14 series of gear motors! 1.7mm diameter x 0.35mm thread pitch ain't a common bolt, but we found some 4mm long that we've made available for those of you looking for a precision method of mounting the motors. Check out part M1.7x0.35!

June 24, 2004
Solarbotics at PDXBot04

Grant and I have been back from PDXBot a few weeks now, and I put together a wee movie showing off some of the (limited) video I shot. You get to see Grant winning 2nd place in Mini-sumo, me NOT using a camera correctly (I got record on/off reversed during a Grant/me match), and some […]

August 31, 2012
New Products: Frequency Generator, DIRRS...

Hello again everyone, this is Yana, the token Russian here at Solarbotics that brought you a newspost a little while ago. Here's a hypothetical question: what if you were asked to do a product post, again? As if one graceful and unexpected appearance two weeks ago was not enough for the audience to cherish those […]

June 27, 2003
Solarbotics at the RSA Expo

Yup, I've got a ticket in my hands to be at the Robotics Society of America's Summer Robot Games and Expo. Why? Well, Solarbotics wants to see what other roboticists are up to "out there", so our first stop will be San Francisco July 27th. So if you're in the Fisherman's Wharf area that weekend, […]

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