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This digital garden by the University of Lincoln uses a Raspberry Pi, 20 jrks, and linear actuators to move panels, revealing the plants behind them, in response to tweets. More information is available on the project’s website. The project was awarded a gold medal at London’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWdqyHa6mnI
This Instructable shows how to make a professional-looking power adapter for charging USB devices using a Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A.
This couple wanted an engineering-themed wedding, so they used e-textiles for their attire! The project used some Pololu voltage regulators.
IMHO, these are the best motors for any flywheel nerf gun that runs on 4 AAs.
Featured link: http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23611
This nice-looking autonomous robot uses a Dagu Rover 5 Tracked Chassis. The Veter Robot was designed to be used as a robotics research platform. The creators list many advantages of their platform:
In the hardware area we provide:
- Longer autonomous operation time with easy replaceable battery.
- Significantly higher processing power with onboard ARM CPU and advanced TI DSP.
- Easy customizable 3D-printed body for integration of additional sensors and actuators.
- Simple electronic built out of standard high level components.
- Wide range of out-of-the-box sensors.
In the software area we provide:
- Advanced communication infrastructure for cloud robotics.
- Support for multiple programming languages.
- Adaptive video streaming for remote operation over the Internet.
- Set of examples for education scenarios.
By embracing open software and hardware paradigm we and our customers have access to vibrant and large community of developers and designers. By shifting complexity to the software and simplifying hardware we were able to reduce price to very competitive level.
For technical details, demo videos, and purchasing information, see the project web site.
Featured link: http://veterobot.com/