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Month: September 2013

Robotics | IoT

These Robots Will Stop the Jellyfish Invasion

South Korea is testing robots designed to destroy jellyfish

Dr. Silicone (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Siloxane Bonds)

I wanted to make a spatula that would last forever, with FDA approved food grade silicone and a high heat safety rating. (I molded a couple prototypes at home, thinking that if it worked right I’d make a few for friends and family as gifts. The models …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Pepper’s Ghost Illusion

Pepper’s Ghost is a special effects technique for creating transparent ghostly images. This technique has been a staple of theaters and haunted houses since John Pepper popularized it in the 1800’s. It works by reflecting an image of the ghost off of a…

Visualize Your Heartbeat With This Homemade Pulse Sensor

Infrared Pulse Sensor is the latest addition to our beginner-friendly series of Weekend Projects. Inspired by a photoresistor pulse sensor, MAKE’s Technical Editor Sean Michael Ragan built this IR-based pulse sensor using emitter and detector diodes, c…

Electronic Treasures of the David Sarnoff Collection

Rare artifacts from the Golden Age of radio and television are featured in a new exhibition

IT Hiccups of the Week: California’s Unemployment System Upgrade Saga Continues

Software fix for Jeep Cherokee transmission, Obamacare health exchanges cross their fingers

Ship hull cleaning & inspection – ideal for robots

… Harvest Automation targeted their business after reviewing the top 10 areas where low-cost and often hard-to-find labor was most needed. They chose the ag business.
… Boating and shipping are another market. There are close to 1,500,000 large shi…

How DCTech Is Bringing Democracy Back To Politics

As I write this, the very-broken US Congress is playing chicken with the Federal budget, using Obamacare and the debt ceiling as bait. Every day, it becomes more apparent that our leaders would rather jab each other in the eye … Read More
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Delighted Customers Made Possible by Modernizing Business Automation

At Klapprodt Pools, our 25 employees design and build up to 120 pools a year, maintain 200 pools weekly, and make an additional 150 to 200 service calls each month. We serve the Dallas/Fort Worth area and, over the years, … Read More
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Real-Time Monitoring Yields Payoffs in Power Distribution

Electricity consumers will start to see real dividends from smart grid