Wednesday Cool Links: RGB LED clock, Kin...

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March 13, 2013

Here's another bunch of links for your viewing pleasure. Under the current meteorological conditions we wonder who would consider looking at screens, because, you know, real life takes over sometimes, especially when it is so nice outside, at least in our neighborhood.

A clock that uses sixty RGB pixels
Hey, we made that! Well, almost. This clock uses RGB LED Stringxels, Arduino, DS1307, light sensitive resistor and the Chronodot.
Microsoft Kinect Learns to Read Hand Gestures, Minority Report-Style Interface Now Possible
Kinect allows to track the body's posture as you move around, but until now it couldn't track the fine hand movements. Now it has that ability and that opens up a whole world of new applications.
An Arduino, music shield and an ultrasonic rangefinder are the basis of this clever music player that - again - uses hand gestures to control the volume. Never touch your music player again!
Prototype Triangle Numéro 1 wooden T-shirt by Pauline Marcombe
We've seen many things laser-cut, including wearable ones. Triangles of MDF assembled with wire make a perfect t-shirt, did you know? And it looks stunning, too.
HERB Learns to Separate Oreos, Probably Thinks Humans are Crazy
Teaching a robot to separate cream from the Oreo cookies is an absurdly awesome idea. The combination of control, precision, extra joints in Herb's arms and Oreo-detecting abilities allow to do that. Success!

So if you are less fortunate with weather or feel like staring at shiny pixels - visit us regularly, there's always something new to distract you from stuff, outdoors or in.


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!

May 6, 2008
Missed the flight...

We had an unexpected delay in San Francisco - so we are not shipping any orders on Tuesday, May 7th.  But we are set for tomorrow so normal shipping will resume on Wednesday May 8th, our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

December 4, 2003
Updated Minisumo/Linefollower code

Fixed a reset problem in the sumo code, turns out the a If...Then statement does not store its location on the stack. Ergo the return instruction at the bottom of the turn function was pulling a random location. Anyway a change from a return to a goto and everything is shipshape, savvy? Then download the […]

January 23, 2013
Wednesday Cool Links: Now With More Hex

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