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EDWARD

Posted in Programming, Random, Robotics on June 3, 2011 by timpattinson

Wow.  People in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide have made a Star-Wars esque “Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping.” Just like the Segway bot  you all made when you got your HT Gyro, this balances itself, even upside-down

This is what they look like in Star Wars. And in real life:

Not quite as evil-looking but still AWESOME.
I’ve attached their YouTube vid here:

More info on the official website.

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LEGO Ukelele

Posted in LEGO, Non-Technic Lego, People's MOCS, Random on May 30, 2011 by timpattinson

Wow, Ross Crawford decided to make a Ukelele. But he didn’t decide to make it out of boring old wood like the rest of us.

He made it out of LEGO.Lego UkeleleThis looks very nicely done, with working tuning pegs, and from the MP3 he uploaded onto his blog, actually looks playable.

Good work!

-tim

 

Link of the Week – Searching search

Posted in Link Of the Weeek, Random, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 26, 2011 by timpattinson

http://blog.brentkerlin.com/post/4090711239/searching-for-search

Note that if you search search on Bing, Google is nowhere to be found

Reverse that and Bing is the first result

 

Cool Buisness Cards

Posted in Hacks, Programming, Random, Uncategorized on March 25, 2011 by timpattinson

Yesterday I came across these on OhGizmo and other sites

Arranged in order of coolness and epicness

  1. http://www.t4f.org/en/projects/business-card
  2. http://www.ohgizmo.com/2011/03/23/persistence-of-vision-business-card-will-ensure-no-one-ever-contacts-you/
  3. http://www.ohgizmo.com/2010/06/14/the-battle-for-business-card-supremacy-continues-this-one-turns-into-a-brushless-dc-motor/
  4. http://creativebits.org/cool_business_card_designs

If you know more, please let me know in the comments

-Tim

EDIT

EDIT EDIT that was from Stryker

IRC – #mindboards

Posted in LEGO, NXT, Random on March 24, 2011 by timpattinson

Xander has gone to the trouble of making an IRC channel for all us Mindstorms lovers

You can find it on freenode as #mindboards
EDIT: The “offficial” #mindboards IRC cilent is Xchat-WDK (like xchat but better and totally free for windows except for a optional donation)

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