The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need. The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don’t need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who have a 3DContinue reading “Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology”
My iStick / iKludge experimenting got a shoutout in a recent presentation at the Science Museum in the UK. And the subject was …. “Stickytape“! Katrina Jungnickel has the full slides and story over on her making cultures blog.
Interesting article on Computerworld talks about the emergence of open-source hardware and the ways it seems to be moving towards more mainstream acceptance. Open-source hardware developments offer great hope and advantages for the adaptive technology field where there is not a huge mass market need and such specialisation and individualised needs exist. Here’s a snippetContinue reading “Open-source hardware heads towards mainstream?”
This story from the Santa Cruz Sentinel shows the power of connection and what can be achieved when a Maker (Jon Bjornstad, a Santa Cruz freelance computer programmer) is backed by a Giver (Roy and Ana Cook of Saratoga) to help a Liver (Karadole, a paralyzed woman who lives in Croatia) – with the endContinue reading “Story of ‘good will’ highlights Lifekludger concept – Santa Cruz Sentinel”
Excellent life kludge here by student at MIT to automate door opening. I especially like the various options of operation. Key, switch, knock and remote via iPhone, no less. – Access is about providing options. [chris@localhost » iDoor – iPhone Controlled Hydraulic Door] [via Hackaday]
Control 8x240v outputs via mobile/web. sydney guy. Even without wap, offers great step-by-step DIY environmental control idea. [Link]
The “Walking Radar” project connects up a Basic Stamp and IR sensor to your cell phone in order to detect objects in the environment and influence games on the device or trigger SMS messages to be sent. [Make] It occurred to me this gadget if hooked up to the vibration part of your phone couldContinue reading “Turn phone into walking radar to detect physical spaces”
Dangerous Things Kids should do photo by Leo Reynolds 1. play with fire 2. own a pocket knife 3. throw a spear 4. de-construct appliances 5. break the DMCA (digital millennium copyright act) [5.5 drive a car] Confused? Then watch this video from TED. You may just be able to impart some realContinue reading “5 Dangerous Things Kids should do”