Wednesday Links and MakerFaireYYC

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September 18, 2013

MakerFaireYYC - we were there, to prove that check out some pics on our photostream. Also in our spare time we browsed some internets and brought you some hand-picked links with random, funny, interesting and cool:

Little Robot Friends: Customizable Robots with Evolving Personalities
Toronto-based Aesthetec Studio created these awesome little robots that communicate with the environment, they are Arduino-compatible and reprogrammable.
Oree wooden trackpad + marble wireless charging pebble
They look soooo good - the question is: how do they work?!
Russian skywalkers photograph European buildings from the air
Oh Russians doing illegal things again... Climbing on highest buildings in Europe and walking way too close to the edge.
A sweet ceiling fixture upgrade by NYC Resistor; lots of blinky RGB LEDs are always fun.
Alarm clock of the short now
Raphael Abrams' clock for the lazy who don't wanna bother resetting their alarm every time they go to sleep. Goes off after a set duration of time. Make sure you get your sleep - any time of day or night.

And again, just reminding, we are still very skeleton-staffed for a little bit longer.  Oh, these skeletons are useless, I wish they helped at least a little. They sit all day and drink diet Coke and eat muffins. Stupid skeletons.


September 30, 2003
Absolute Beginner's Guilde to Building R...

This is Gareth Branwyn's latest book on robotics. Why should you care? Well, our own Dave Hrynkiw (dat be me) was honoured with the task of tech-editting it. It's a fun read, with some BEAM and not-so-BEAM projects, so if you're a raw newbie to robotics, this belongs on your bookshelf next to "Junkbots, Bugbots […]

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 […]

March 26, 2014
Wednesday Links: Lasercut Robot, Animati...

Now we definitely need these. Spring had died somewhere along the way up north, so sunlight in pills would be awesome. Awesome Tiny Lasercut Robots ...made out of bamboo and fluorescent acrylic (By Junichi Tsuneoka of CHIBIPOCKET, via Ponoko). 3D Printed Candles A likeness of oneself in a shape of a candle - who wouldn't […]

June 15, 2012
New Product Friday: Vancouver Maker Fair...

So, as usual, we have some new product Friday goodness, but first we have a few questions for you to answer. Do you live in, around, or near Vancouver? Do you like weird and fantastical projects? Do you consider yourself a DIY type of person? Do you own a Space Armadillo named Norm, that you […]

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