Actually there is a big hype on KICKSTARTER dobot-m1-pro
A very inspiring idea to build an Robot-Arm in this robust way – 0.02mm repeatability and 1.5kg payload are some highlights. The company has already a successful kickstarter project behind them with a simpler construction. They looked for 75 supporter and have already 150 – Full suppported in less than one day – and there are 37 more days to go !
The concept with the changeable heads is not really new, it’s rather a trend – whats really nice is the complete and round family concept.
Read more ›
I am always looking for alternative systems, simpler, easier – with an WOW! effect. Here one example from 2014.
HIVE – A kind of minimalistic self-construction computer with 3 Parallax propeller chips. Per chip 8 processors == 24 processors each 32 bit-wide , so you have 3 x 160Mips – a lot of computing power – but only little RAM. With minimal effort you have a TV or VGA graphics, sound, mouse and keyboard. A simple program runs in minutes. There is the SPIN programming language, FORTH and BASIC. A kind of hypermodern retro computer
HIVE was initially developed by Ingo Kripahle alias drohne235 and published by him as an open-source project.
Read more ›