Trombe is a musical piece by composer Patrick Saint-Denis:
Trombe is part of a suite of pieces for solo instrument and automated objects. These works are about developing a relationship between an object from the real world (a bird feather, a signal lamp, etc.) and a solo instrument using different technological tools ranging from live video and audio processing to simple robotics.
This robot is based on the ABB Flexpicker industrial pick and place robot. It uses four NXT microcontrollers with various Lego sensors and motors. It is very easy to program, each position uses an array element containing 3 motor positions, 3 motor speeds and an action such as grip, release or pause. I can easily teach it to pick anything up as long as it can reach it and it will fit into the end effecter. The robot is programmed using RobotC 1.45. In short, it is just another brick sorter.
Watch the amazing story of Nikola Tesla (John C. Reilly); the father of Western Technology, who sailed to America to meet Thomas Edison (Crispin Glover) and work for him. Late one night Duncan Trussell had a six pack of beer and a bottle of absinthe and sat down to tell us about this historical event.
Memorial day is 05/31/2010 – Adafruit will be open and taking orders, free shipping to any military base as always… Postal orders & UPS will ship out on June 1st. Ask an Engineer will be Saturday May 29th, 10pm ET.
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
Clathrin, a protein found in every cell of the human body, could become a self-assembler of future information processing systems that are smaller, faster and cheaper than today’s computer circuitry, according to a company investigating the technology.
A fun science kit designed to excite and engage experimenters of all ages as they recreate the experiments that lead to the development of the first real light bulb. Build your own working light bulb using the included safety vacuum chamber and a number of different filament materials including carbon and tungsten.
The Ware for May 2010 is shown below. Click on the image for a much larger version. I love any ware that includes big, fat, copper bus bars. It was tough picking an angle for this Ware that didn’t make it too easy to guess the exact model and make. Hopefully this is not too obtuse; if it is, I’ll post another angle that will give more context and make it easier to guess!
One of my favorite parts of the whole event was probably the Makers Shed. It was a physical version of the online store. If I were rich, I would have filled my car up with the interesting kits, books, and parts that lay in that hall. Instead, I came home with a few kits and books, including a Minty Boost kit from Adafruit. After having bought a 10-pack of altoids gum, I worked through the kit and was rewarded with a portable usb charger.