Servo Category

Some advances in aerial vehicles: bat-inspired smart wings

Researchers from Centro de Automática y Robótica (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and from Brown University carried out a very deep research about the specific behavior of bat flight, whose ultimate goal is to replicate the capabilities of bat’s wings by means of an ad-hoc designed micro aerial vehicle (MAV). From the home page of the project: […]

The Tacit Project Lets Your Wrist Guide You

[Steve Hoefer] shared an interesting solution for visually impaired people. It measures the distance to things and translates that into pressure on the wrist.[…] It’s wrist mounted and senses objects from about 1 inch (2 cm) to 10 feet (3.5m).  It has generally fast response time (fractions of a second) to quickly navigate complex environments. It’s not the […]

The Simple Act of Making a Mark

[Alan Rorie] developed The Simple Act of Making a Mark, an installation about abstracting the creative process: The machine begins by looking at what is placed before it and detects patterns within it. The machine then traces those subtle patterns, amplifying and solidifying them until generative patterns emerge autonomously. The installation uses an Arduino Uno, an AdaFruit […]

“Tele-Present Water” Waves From Faraway

Hypnotic installation from David Bowen representing *real* waves. […] Tele-Present Water installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data buoy station 46075 Shumagin Islands Alaska. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred […]