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Month: April 2014

Robotics | IoT

Turn the Analog World Digitial with Weekend Projects

Convert your bulky vinyl record collection into long-lasting digital files while optimizing the record’s playback curve, using the Vinyl Digitizer Phono Preamp.Read more on MAKE

Understanding Light Field Photography

The light field is representative of all of the rays that enter the camera, not just those that are focused on the film or sensor.Read more on MAKE

Robots may need to include parental controls

Older adults’ fears that companion robots will negatively affect young people may create design challenges for developers hoping to build robots for older users, according to researchers. Companion robots provide emotional support for users and interac…

A Tour Through America’s Handmade Past

Mercer Museum is home to Dr. Henry Chapman Mercer’s collection of American artifacts and tools.Read more on MAKE

New Project: Water-Efficient Wicking Beds

Wicking beds are easy to make, don’t take up much space, and are low maintenance. Read more on MAKE

Avidbots Wants to Automate Commercial Cleaning With Robots

Can autonomous robots break into the commercial cleaning market?

Nissan creates the world’s first self-cleaning car

nissanNissan Europe has developed a version of its Note MPV with a special coating that repels mud, rain, oil and dirt.

In Brazil, posters at bus stops collect change so the less well-off can get a ride

trococoletivoTroco Coletivo enables commuters to leave their small change at bus stops or on buses so the less wealthy can use it to travel.

New Project: Hydroponic Veggie Garden

Grow your own with this compact system, perfect for the urban gardener.Read more on MAKE

New Project: Your Own Honey Cow

Make a simple beehive and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labor.Read more on MAKE