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July 25, 2016

DIY Circular Stepper Motor Clock

at 8:41 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

DIY Circular StepperMotor Clock 

 
Looking for a clock build? This DIY Circular Stepper Motor Clock looks like fun and the parts would be very inexpensive.
 
“The idea behind the clock is a circle with a circumference of 72cm (28.3465 inch’s) that ticks at 1cm every ten minutes which means every 72 ticks will equal 12 hours making it a 12 hour clock. ”
 


July 19, 2016

SwagBot is Herding Australian Cattle

at 8:04 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment

SwagBot is Herding Australian Cattle

 

Automating crop harvesting is one farming duty that robotics is good at but dealing with animals that are lose in a field is another story. The SwagBot is a robot that will soon be tending to the animals in the field.

Via: IEEE Spectrum

“SwagBot is designed to “work in highly undulating terrain, for the purposes of supporting farmers in grazing livestock operations,” Dr. Sukkarieh told us. The robot is electric, with a rugged waterproof chassis that can deal with almost anything Australia can throw at it. It’s not autonomous yet; it just uses vision right now to see the animals, but the researchers are working on figuring out what kinds of sensing systems they’ll need to do a variety of different activities.”

 


July 8, 2016

Monoprice MP Mini 3D Printer

at 8:43 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets

Monoprice MP Mini 3D Printer

 

This might be the time to jump onto the 3D printer bandwagon. The place that provides cheap good quality cables looks to now be the place to pick up a cheap and reliable 3D printer. At $200 it has some features that you wouldn’t expect to see such as a nice full color display to view settings such as platform temperature so you can easily keep your eye on the status. Looking for a review, Hackaday did a good one.

 

“Features

  • Heated aluminum build plate nozzle cooling fan for printing all filament types
  • Fully assembled and factory calibrated so you can start printing right away
  • Complete kit with sample PLA filament, bed scraper, and MicroSD™ card with preloaded model files
  • Micro USB and MicroSD card connectivity
  • PC and Mac® compatible
  • Compatible with Cura, Repetier, and other software”

 

 


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