Está cada vez mais fácil montarem os vossos Protótipos, Engenhocas, e quem sabe, máquinas CNC miniatura...
Eis um sistema, compatível com o Lego Mindstroms, já vem com Software próprio, Motores e sensores, e o que é melhor, podem controlar as vossas máquinas por Smartphone ou Tablet!
What is Cagebot?Modular in every way.
Cagebot is a modular robotic-kit that allows you to build your vision of the future today.Dive into the wondrous world of robotics. Cagebot features a variety of modular components. That means you have countless possibilities in your hand. Cagebot components are compatible with other systems like LEGO Mindstorms™, so there are endless possibilities. Motors, sensors and energy sources become the building blocks of your imagination. No matter if you want to build an automated camera rig, RC-Car or an intelligent vacuum cleaner – everything is possible. Just snap the modules together, grab your computer and bring it to life. It’s that simple.
Sim, é verdade, com as vossas Impressoras de Jacto-de-tinta, essas mesmas, podem criar Hologramas, e a cores, para incorporar onde queiram, graças a este engenhoso Software, agora em Beta, um autêntico achado, deste Site, Petapixel, por isso, sigam-no, e às suas novidades...
Cool New Tech Can Print Full Color Holograms with Regular Inkjet PrintersDL CADE
Printing a hologram usually involves some sort of special materials or lenses, but a company called Lumii has invented a way to do it with a regular old Epson inkjet printer! The resulting ‘lightfield prints’ look for all the world like 3D, full-color holograms.Lumii is currently showing off the tech at Siggraph 2016, where the folks at ElectricTV spoke with Co-Founder and CEO Tom Baran and shared a preview of the tech in action.
Para um espectáculo duma oferta, ou para fazerem uns cobres, cá vai esta ideia, de fazerem este Espelho de reflexões infinitas, ( ou seriam infinitas, se houvessem espelhos perfeitos), mas de qualquer modo, um vistaço:
IKEA Infinity Mirrordmilesson
I decided to try building an infinity mirror after seeing this post here on instructables. I had the IKEA frame laying around and decided to try to use that, and it was actually a really god fit for this project.You'll need:IKEA Ribba Frame (ribba)LEDs - I used RGB (WS2812B)Mirror Film (film)MirrorWireLED Driver (Arduino or a kit that comes with the RGB LED strips)5V AdaptorYou could maka a simpler version by just using a single piece of LED strip and wrap that around the sides, but I had these LEDs laying around from another project.The RIBBA frame is available in black which would save you the painting also.
...E para terminar, por hoje, algo de porreiro que podem fazer, para aproveitar alguma da Sucata que vão, inevitávelmente, acumulando na vossa vida de Engenhocas, uma "pistola de raios" Steampunk, ou Dieselpunk, conforme o aspecto:
My Ray Gun From Found Objects
This is my interpretation of a ray gun that I made with some parts found at Delaney's Surplus a few years ago.You will need something with a handle. I found this Type-2E Metco Metallizing Gun.Then you need something that matches up well at looks like it could shoot some cosmic rays and kill some bad guys. Vacuum tubes always work great for this part. I am using a 5868 United Electron vacuum tube. It is fairly big. Measures in at about 6" tall and 4.5" diameter.I also have this old screwdriver thingy that could work as a handle but did not have a smaller vacuum tube at the moment. I will save that for another project.