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Ideas for projects

Page history last edited by Learn 2 Teach Development Trail 9 years, 10 months ago

Here are some random videos and links we've collected that can give you ideas for projects

 

Robot that Somersaults with Servo Tentacles:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/custom-japanese-hobby-robot-somersaults-with-servo-tentacles

 

So you are interested in Fashion Technology?

here's a few interesting links that have blogs and tutorials:

 

 

Mobees

are tiny robotic bees based on nature and fabricated using origami

http://www.gizmag.com/mass-produced-microrobots/21485/

be sure to watch the fabrication video!

 

Kinetic Sculptures (Watch Video)

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/blog/index.html

 

Simple Walker Fab Lab / Arduino Project

 

Soundie:  Musical Touch-Sensitive Light up Hoodie! 

by our friend Kanjun at the High Low Technology Group at MIT Media Lab

http://www.instructables.com/id/musical-conductivity-detecting-light-up-hoodie/

 

 

Solar Cell Phone Charger designed like a tree

http://www.behance.net/gallery/PhotonSynthesis/121180

 

Paint your roof with solar!   Thermoelectric Paint!

http://ht.ly/aQuAt

 

Floating Sensors and Robots!

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/uc-berkeley-launches-swarm-of-100-floating-robots.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/05/09/floating-sensors-track-delta-water-flow/

 

 

Wristband with motion and resistance sensors that can detect epileptic seizures in children, then alert parents and doctor!

 

http://vectorblog.org/2012/05/seizure-detection-its-all-in-the-wrist/?sf4097872=1

 

Lots of Robot Building ideas from Instructables:

http://www.instructables.com/radioshack/

 

Here's a simple robot walker:

 

 

 

Text-spresso machine --- you can text your coffee order so it's ready when you get there:

 

 

Make magazine blogpost:  http://blog.makezine.com/2012/04/09/textable-robotic-espresso-machine/ 

 

Here are KIVA Warehouse Robots --- the company was just bought by Amazon for $775Million dollars!

 

ARTICLE:

http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-amazing-kiva-robots-that-amazon-just-bought-for-775-million-2012-3

 

 

 

Here's a very effective wind turbine made out of a bicycle wheel and duct tape!

Here's the link for the full article:  http://ht.ly/9yCVw

 

 

Check out instructable for "Robot Love"

 

 

Instructable with lasercut file and instructions for how to build:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Love-2/?ALLSTEPS

 

 

Check out beautiful design of pinwheels that catch breezes that power artistic lights in urban areas.

post at do the green thing blog: http://ht.ly/953gC

video at WindyLight:  http://www.windy-light.com/


 

 

What about using plants, the original "solar cells," to generate solar energy?  This researcher at MIT does just that!

 

 

 

 

 

A glove that senses objects & can help people who are blind!

http://blog.makezine.com/2012/02/01/ultrasonic-bat-glove/

 

Tacit: A Haptic Wrist Rangefinder from MAKE magazine on Vimeo.


 

BakeBot:  A robot that bakes cookies from MIT!

 

 

 

For fishing geeks --- a fishing net that uses simple technology to ingeniously cut down on bycatch because 2/3 of the fish caught are bycatch --- not marketable --- and die.  Many of the bycatch fish are endangered species.

 

SafetyNet from Dan Watson on Vimeo.

 

 

 

This is actually an ad for a new book, but it reflects in 2 minutes how to get new ideas and the philosophy is just what we have learned in our eight years with Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn!

 

Link to article @brainpicker

 

 

Local students build robot to help clean up underwater oil spillshttp://www.milforddailynews.com/newsnow/x1990774039/Robotics-contest-inspires-Milford-students?sf1485250=1

 

Vibrobot

Vibrating robot made out of Altoids tin, 1.5v battery, paper clip, wire hanger and a motor from  $1 fan bought at a dollar store!  Instructions for building here:  http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol10/?folio=119#pg121

 


 

Similar project design ... see Solar Bug - Redesign (work in progress)

 

 

Flying train (ground-effect technology) robot prototypes are being tested in Japan! see video!

http://tinyurl.com/6hqw3dp

 

 

This is an acoustic alarm:

 

Solar Light textile project:

 

 

Article Link:  

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/26/solar-textiles-remote-villages

 

 

 

The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. In a remarkable talk at TEDActive, entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist -- and gives others in his circumstance -- the means to make art again.

 

 

Another video on the eyewriter:

http://notimpossiblefoundation.org/index.php

 

Link to the Not Impossible Foundation: 

 http://notimpossiblefoundation.org/index.php/who_we_are

 

Here are some APPs that youth have created!  Youth APPLab Students Talk about their Apps.  A couple of them are like the reaction games in our physical programming and scratch activities!

 

 

 

Ed Baafi's ModKit article in Make Magazine with project plan

 

http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol25/?pg=54&pm=2&u1=friend

 

Lego MakerBot:  3D Printer for Legos

 

link to article:  http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/10/19/makerlegobot/

 

 

Here's a link that gives some cool animation tools:

http://guide2digitallearning.com/tools_technologies/7_web_20_animation_tools

 

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