In Episode 11 of Maker Hangar (the third episode in building the Maker Trainer) Lucas Weakley shows us how to install all the servos, the motor, the receiver, and rout all the wires in the Maker Trainer. These next steps require a bit of patience and precision so take your […]
Maker Faire staple Erin "RobotGrrl" Kennedy has a sweet new kit, called Botbait. It's a servo-controlled tentacle equipped with RGB LEDs, and the whole thing is laser-cut, 3D printed, and molded out of Sugru. Currently she's offering a kit of just the tentacle pieces, a kit with electronics, and a pre-assembled and customized tentacle.
A team at the University of Washington has just come up with something that could become the next big thing for the Internet of Things. They're using existing TV and cellular transmissions—ambient RF energy that's in the air around already—both as a communication medium, and as a source of power.