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Month: September 2014

Robotics | IoT

Dmitry Grishin: "Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers, Needs More Practical People"

The Russian investor has some advice for those starting a robotics company

Where humans, animals and robots meet

To meet our everyday needs in an increasingly multifaceted technological world is a challenge that pushes researchers to find innovative tools using a multidisciplinary approach. We inhabit a globalized planet, made up of complex systems, where domains…

Simple 3D Printed Grip Makes Household Robots a Little More Realistic

A cheap adapter neatly solves problems that robots have with using human tools

Printed, Flexible, and Organic Wearable Sensors Worth $244 Million in 10 Years

A new generation of electronic sensors could revolutionize wearable gadgets and smart retail packaging

App offers 1:1 daily diet advice

riseRise wants to help users reach their dieting goals by connecting them with a remote personal coach, who checks up on them daily.



Visual search app lets homeowners find the right parts to fix their machines

partpicPartpic lets consumers or businesses simply snap a photo of the broken part they need and lets them know where they can order a new one.



Platform translates sign language into speech in real time

KinTransSaudi Arabia’s Hands Can Talk project has developed software using Microsoft Kinect technology that detects hand gestures and converts it into audible words for a non-deaf audience.



Vancouver Maker George Rahi on Playing and Making Gamelan Bike Bike

Vancouver maker, George Rahi of Publik Secrets, and members of the Gamelan Gita Asmara, here in BC (yep, that’s in Canada!) created quite the spectacle at this year’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Not only did they make beautiful sounds, bu…

Over-Engineered Ringbox

What do you get when you have a CNC router and your significant other has a beautiful ring that needs to be stored? Possibly this extremely engineered ring box. The video below shows how it works, but be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the…

3D Printing Tips: Calibrate Your E-Steps

  A very common problem found in 3D printing is that your E-Steps aren’t perfectly dialed in. This can result in little bulges or spots that are too thin. Most 3D printer manuals suggest that you check your E-steps when you begin, but the de…