Picture this: you wake up in the morning and decide that you’d like to get some chores done before you even leave the bed. From your smartphone, you open up some apps that control several different systems in your home – from lighting, to cleaning, and even to cooking and entertainment. You choose the cleaning […]
There have been new recent developments in the US regarding small UAVs / Drones. The FAA has released their “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The document and regulations are open to public opinion for the next 60 days. As stated in the FAA proposal, the regulations seem to be specifically […]
Panasonic takes a hold on the robot vacuum market by developing a new robot vacuum cleaner named Rulo MC-RS1. This new robot vacuum is set to hit stores in Japan end of March and soon after in other countries. The Rulo MC-RS1 is the first triangular robot vacuum to hit the market. Most robot vacuums being round […]
In this lesson, we take a look at Radio Frequency Identification, RFID for short. These systems use data strings stored inside special tags (or transponders) to uniquely identify people or objects when they are scanned by an RFID reader. These types of systems are found in many applications such as library books, animal identification, inventory control systems, and […]
Now that you have decided to create your own custom or semi-custom UAV, the first step is to choose the platform. You can either choose to create your own, or base the project off a UAV frame or kit. There are many different types of frames, types and sizes used to create multi-rotor UAVs. This guide covers the basic frame types, materials used to construct the frame, as well as design considerations. We welcome any feedback you have in the comments section below.
Tools for the DIY enthusiast have evolved quite a lot over the past century, evolving from a simple set of hand tools to the sophisticated 3D printers seen today. If we look back just a few years, the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic was quite revolutionary in the industry, though still quite hard to use. MakerBot has since releases a lot of new (and better) 3D printers, but other companies have been growing and releasing their own 3D printer products which bring additional features and improvements to the market.
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Many of you may know the Lynxmotion SSC-32 Servo Controller board: it is one of our most popular products and is found in most Lynxmotion robot kits. It has a long history, designed years ago by Mike Dvorsky, a great contributor that worked with the founders of Lyxnmotion. Today, we’re announcing the release of the successor board: the Lynxmotion SSC-32U USB Servo Controller board.