Wednesday Cool Links: Laser Experiments,...

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February 13, 2013

Look! Bird (-shaped bullets) made holes in bird... feathers! Well, not quite, although that would have been awesome too. Actually we were doing some nitrogen-assisted laser tests on various regular, i.e. boring materials, such as plywood and mat board. Then I came across some feathers and here's what it turned out to be:

Now that we have attention, let's get distracted by some links:

Vector Engraved Stipples
StippleGen in a program that will convert an artwork into CNC-ready image for use on the Eggbot or in other contexts. What happens if you take that stippled art and laser engrave it? This is what guys at rasterweb did.
Solar-powered plane that can fly day and night without fuel. Sends shivers down my spine, that's how cool it is.
NYC Elevation Map by kylemcdonald – Machine Halts FTW
Topographical map data interpreted in 3D printing by MakerBot Artist-In-Residence Kyle McDonald.
New Infrared spectacles fool facial recognition systems
An interesting anonymity tool for anti-facial recognition. Umm... like nobody won't remember this rig on your face?
Gadgets advertised in a 1962 issue of "Famous Monsters of Filmland"
The MONSTER inside the Black Box. Heh - sounds familiar!

Well, that didn't make any sense: to attract attention and then bring it to something else... Well, this is how it works these days: attention deficit is all the rage... How about some fruit dip then?


October 12, 2012
New Product: Arduino WiFi Shield and Dis...

The lonely product in the long-time-ago previous product post has filed a complaint to the INPDL (International New Product Defendant League) against having to represent the Friday Product Post by itself for an entire month. We therefore had to comply by bringing in some new stock to switch out. So here's an Arduino WiFi Shield […]

August 4, 2010
Geek Engineers wanted

With the departure of our two interns, we're finding that we miss them. Damn them and their desire to complete their education... Since they left, we're finding we have too many projects and not enough hands to get them done. Got  some/any of the following qualifications? Practical experience with sensors Experience with 8-bit embedded computing […]

August 11, 2004
L298 Compact Motor Driver Kit

Ok, we were fed up with the strange pinouts on the L298 motor driver, and decided to do something about it. The result is the Solarbotics L298 Compact Motor Driver. It happens to be the same size as a BEP tile, offers four status LEDs, plugs for easy wiring, and screw terminals for motor and […]

July 2, 2007
"We are go-ing on a sum-mer holiday...

Hi all. Solarbotics & HVWTech will be closed for July 2, in lieu of our Canadian July 1st holiday. See you Tuesday!

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