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How to Make a Large Lighthouse Using a Cheap 3D Printer

How to Make a Large Lighthouse Using a Cheap 3D Printer Large 3D printed pharo lighthouse

As a Pharo addict, making a 3D printed lighthouse is a fun week-end project. This idea is even more attractive. It’s a project that goes beyond what can be done using a small 3D printer, with a single extruder. The requirement are the following: The lighthouse can be taller than the maximum printing height. The […]

Robots To Collect Garbage Floating in the Water

Robots To Collect Garbage Floating in the Water

A loft of plastic litter (bottles, bags…) end up in harbours, marinas and canals. WasteShark, a robotic boat by a Dutch company (Rana Marine) takes care of collecting this floating waste. The robot behaves the shark whale style to clean urban waters. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action Plastic […]

Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots DIY 3D printed humanoid robot

In this post we give an overview of major open source humanoid robots. Existing ones are interesting and seriously compete with the pre-built closed robots such as the Nao. One surprising conclusion is that going the open source route does mean cheap. Indeed humanoid robots have many degrees of freedom. Usually more than 20 servo […]

ArbotiX-M: The Arduino Compatible Board for Robots with Dynamixel Servos

ArbotiX-M: The Arduino Compatible Board for Robots with Dynamixel Servos arbotix dynamixel servo with arduino

The ArbotiX is an open hardware (GPL 3 license) Arduino compatible board that can control up to 30 Dynamixel servo motors. It is ideal for building robots of various kinds (Legged robots, Robotic arms, …). In the following, we provide you with a detailed description of the ArbotiX-M board and its characteristics. Our code samples […]

Turn your Web Searches into Trees and Help Reducing CO2 in the Atmosphere

Turn your Web Searches into Trees and Help Reducing CO2 in the Atmosphere Ecosia Green Web Search Engine

The Climate World Summit COP 21 is taking place in Paris. Governments from all countries are discussing policies to deal with the global warming. While we can expect a new agreement that will help making a step forward, it is likely to be insufficient to fully address the problem. There were already 20 previous summits, […]