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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lowtech Sensors and Actuators

Lowtech Sensors and Actuators for artists and architects by Usman Haque [www.haque.co.uk] and Adam Somlai-Fischer [www.aether.hu]. (A research project sponsored and commissioned by FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, U.K)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Gears and Wheels

Gear and Wheels Part 1

Gears and Wheels Part 2

Motorized Toy Car Challenge video devloped to illustrate concepts in the curriculum: gear speed and direction, circumference, diameter, radius, combining different size gears, driver gear vs driven gear, gear trains, gear ratio, gear friction, gear pairs (compound gears), lever arm, torque, rim force.

Big Thinkers - Rodney Brooks [Roboticist]



Rodney Brooks is Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Chief Technical Officer and sits on the Board of iRobot Corp. From July 1, 2003, until June 30, 2007, he was director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; prior to that, he was director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Mini PIC Dev Board

Mini PIC Dev Board


The goal of this project is to build a development board for any of the PIC 18F 40 pin series so that it can be powered up, programmed and used while also connected to a bread board.