Wednesday Cool Links - Twitter for the B...

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December 5, 2012

So, there we were: Sitting at our desks, at our computers. And before we knew it, BAM! INTERNET! And when you're unexpectedly faced with this kind of a freak-circumstance, there's only one thing you can do: find something worth sharing. So here we go, our latest round of absolutely life-shattering links. You'll never be the same. We know we won't be.

Hungry Birds on Twitter
Birds have the right to tweet! While eating. By Attaching bacon fat squares to a keyboard, birds can create tweets on the @hungry_birds Twitter account.
Pixar's Luxo-Lamp as a hardware media project by Adam Ben-Dror. Love it, but the servo gears definitely need some sound-deadening grease.
Robot Caterpillar Tank Treads, Johnny Five Style - 3D Print
A complete instructable for 3d printing a a toy version of the robot from Short Circuit, Johnny Five, including DWG and STL format files for the base and treads.
The Present: An Annual Clock that Tells Time in Seasons
Yet another Kickstarter project that made it successful and is now available to the public - a clock that marks not minutes and hours, but the change of seasons with its one hand. We think it's probably pretty tough to forget what the season currently is, but... This is still pretty neat.
Simplifying Fabrication of Soft Robots
Peristaltic pumps pushing air or liquid using the bulb of a blood pressure cuff... We're not sure what all that means, but it certainly doesn't sound like a robot? Yet it is how the soft robot might work, made even easier by using 3D printed molds, explained in more detail here.

You wouldn't believe it. Even this morning I was on the way into the office, sitting on the bus. I took out my phone and before I knew it, BAM! INTERNET! All up in my face. You never see it coming...


June 17, 2003
Escaps back in stock!

Well, the last batch of Escap gearmotors went very fast. Let's hope this batch lasts a bit longer! Unlike the last set, this set has a higher reduction ratio of 663:1 instead of 362:1. This means it starts turning 0.46V (!) drawing only 3.3mA (!!) It's a 3V rated motor, but our tests show that […]

November 7, 2014
Friday New Product: eSun Filament, Push ...

Today we have a rainbow of colorful stuff, which apparently doesn't look anything like it at the moment, but believe me, it is. eSun 1.75mm PLA filament - 1kg Spool $30.00 1.75mm PLA filament for 3D printing. PLA is an excellent general purpose filament with a great finish, very rigid and biodegradable. eSun 1.75mm ABS […]

October 6, 2011
BrutusBot, Peggy Sale, Closed Oct 10th

Hello, everyone! ... And without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, we present: THE BRUTUSBOT. /cue the fanfare of one thousand trumpets, a legion of marching drummers, seven tubas, and some guy named Donald busting out a wicked solo on a mandolin "Hark! What is this overwhelming contraption of might and thunderous presence?!", you must be […]

January 10, 2014
New Product Friday: Arduino Yun and Thre...

Today is Friday. Lets celebrate by using only green towels and omitting the letter R. Or just seeing what new stuff we got: Arduino Yun $71.95 Take a wireless router-on-a-chip, and stick an Arduino Leonardo to it - that's the new Arduino YUN! Evil Mad Science The Three Fives Kit $35.00 Take a venerable 555 […]

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