No Corte Inglês, em Lisboa, e até ao fim deste Ano, é tempo da Exposição Lego, com os trabalhos da PLUG, a Associação Portuguesa de Utilizadores de Lego. Por isso lá fui, e cá têem as fotos...
Eis uma Engenhoca fascinante, que nos apresenta a DesignSpark, e uma Análise dela em funcionamento, num artigo da mesma E-Revista.
Mas primeiro, um curto Vídeo da coisa, um Relógio de Pulso que vos permite enviar Dados de aceleração, temperatura, e outros, que os sensores detectam, e enviá-los por Wireless!
Agora, um Artigo de DesignSpark, sobre o tal Aparelho:
Nice kit, with some minor difficulties getting started.jackokringProduct Name: eZ430-Chronos Wireless Dev Tool EU/India
I have had the kit for a number of months now, and first tried the openchronos development chain. I found this a little difficult to install. I then had a look at the openchronos-ng source, and started a fork. The ng software does not have much done yet, and the pace of development is slow. I then tried the CCS v5.2.1 from the TI wiki download, and was able to get coding, even though eclipse recompiling after every save took a little while figuring out how to switch off.
Os Engenhocas metidos na CNC têem problemas em fazer as máquinas obedecer, se o Código NC não for compreendido pela sua Makerbot, ou transferido duma Máquina para qualquer outra...
Pois aqui aparece uma Aplicação que traduz esse Código para todas as Maquinetas:
Re-Post – The NC TranslatorQuickly change from machine-to-machine.
Proven legacy programs can be re-used.
Multiple machines can be supported from one program.
Production changes can be adjusted on the shop floor.Independent of where NC files were originally created, Re-Post "The NC Translator" provides Fast and Simplified Forward and Reverse Post Processing and Flavoring of NC-Code to quickly change from machine-to-machine or satisfy any shop floor formatting needs.
O que conta não é o tamanho, mas a atitude...
Até npos Automóveis!
Eis este pequeno Twizi, um carrito eléctrico que pouco mais é que uma Moto4 com coberta, a AJUDAR A COMBATER INCÊNDIOS!
Renault Twizy EV goes firefightingC.C. WeissWhen Renault showed the two-seat Twizy electric city car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, we never expected to see it haul firefighters – meter maids, maybe, but not firefighters. The vehicle is about as far from a fire truck as you can get while still discussing motorized vehicles. That hasn't stopped the French company from outfitting its diminutive electric car for the purpose of firefighting.Renault and its vehicle conversion subsidiary Renault Tech worked closely with the Paris firefighter brigade to create this response-ready prototype. Envisioned as a complement to, not a replacement for, more traditional fire trucks, the prototype is designed as an early response vehicle, with the anticipation that actual fire trucks with water, hoses and gear will be close behind. For that purpose, Renault ripped out the rear seat and replaced it with a storage trunk to house emergency response equipment including two fire extinguishers, two oxygen tanks, a fire suit and helmet, and a first aid kit.