Wednesday Links: Crab Shells, Backflippi...

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July 24, 2013

Talk about yam fries. They are an unknown phenomenon. They appear on their own and disappear into nothing, some faster than others. 50 grams eaten at night turn into 3 kilos of chub the next day. Astrophysicists refuse to comment on this gravitational anomaly. But fries are even more dangerous than black holes. To neutralize one portion you gotta move for 3 days straight. By the way, we got stuff to show you today that moves on its own. How's that connected? I am not sure….

Architecturally Influenced Hermit Crab Habitats by Aki Inomata
3D printed homes for hermit crabs, made in a shape of buildings form around the world. The inside structure was made by CT scanning the real crab shell!
Quadruple backflip and sticks the landing
Impressive build and lots of coding by [Hinamitetu]. Indeed Robolympics await this prospective champion.
Creepy acrylic spine turns dancers into instruments
Wearable danceable acrylic friction fit musical instrument! It uses a ZigBee radio transceiver to send the data to computer which transforms it into sound.
Disney Rapid Design Tool Creates Mechatronic Characters
A very clever piece of software by Disney Research to develop "sophisticated mechatronics that operate with just one motor", kinda reverse engineering the process starting from choosing the movement trajectory.
Fantastic Kinetic Sculptures by Limee Young
Mesmerizing metal kinetic sculptures by South Korean artist Limee Young look almost organic in their movement.

Now if that inspired you to do some marathon running or even just rotate in your office chair, that's good. Or at least to stop looking at links, because, conveniently enough, there's no more of them left for today. Come back next week, er, this Friday, we'll have some new product for you to see.


May 4, 2006
Annual Solarbotics BBQ RSVP

Hi all. It's coming up time for the annual Western Canadian Robot Games on May 13th, and as per usual, Solarbotics will be hosting our post-event wind-down. Interested in coming? Let us know here!

November 6, 2018
Canada Post Strike: Shipping Delay

Due to the current rotating strike for Canada Post employees, all orders placed with Canada post shipping in the last 2 days will experience a slight delay. To help alleviate this issue, any orders over $99.00 which currently ship with Canada Post will automatically be switched to UPS to avoid these delays even if you […]

November 27, 2000
Christmas Specials, new Webmaster, and s...

HO HO HO ("HACK, cough, cough, sniiiiiffffff - aHEM"). Now that the winter holiday season is upon us (with associated illnesses...), it's time for us to finally unveil our annual Christmas sale! This year's sale includes: SCXMas1 - Solarcell pack (2 each of the SC2422, SC2433, and SC3733) for $21 ($28 CDN) SCXMas2 - Solarcell […]

July 26, 2013
Friday New Product: BusBoard Protoboards

Wee, more protoboards! Now this is the last batch, we don't got no more. Next time it will be something else, I promise. PadBoard-1 Pad-per-Hole, 80x50mm Solder Protoboard $3.75 A tight and tidy one-pad-per-hole, plated-through, double-sided board. Ideal for wildly-wired, small projects! PadBoard-2, Pad-Per-Hole, 80x100mm Solder Protoboard $6.82 For the ultimate in protoboard flexibility, here's […]

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