May 7, 2016
Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]
April 27, 2016
Robotic Glockenspiel plays Popcorn Canadian James Cochrane created a beautiful prototype for this robotic glockenspiel player built out of solenoids, wooden dowels, paperclips and elastic bands. But this is a completely different bag of computer chips, using servos, an Arduino Uno, MIDI shield and Adafruit’s 16 channel I2C servo driver. “My next project is to […]
January 11, 2016
John O’Hare is a senior researcher and technical director of the Octave System – a VR immersive cave environment – at the University of Salford. He’s got some rather impressive videos of the system at work. In the autumn of 2015 John took his camera into the University of Salford to record projects underway in […]
December 4, 2015
Get your tickets for the Principia Mission Launch LIVE at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre on Tuesday 15 December. Newcastle’s Centre For Life will host an all-day live video event covering British astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station on 15 December. Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut whose background is as […]
October 2, 2015
Programmable materials are a clever matter. Any material that can change state, shape or optical properties also has the power to change the world around it. In 2013 the programmable materials pioneer Skylar Tibbits presented a TED talk on the birth of 4D printing. While 3D printing may be making waves in industries from house […]
June 26, 2015
Build lightweight internet connected machines or wearable technologies with the printed circuit board that aims to revolutionise maker projects – the Printoo. For far too long the world of electronics has been dominated by rigid circuit boards, little squares of brittle plastic studded with capacitors and resistors. So say ‘hola’ to the genesis of flexible […]
June 6, 2015
Have you ever seen a two-tonne hexapod turbo walker in action? It’s not an everyday occurrence. Meet the ‘Mantis’ walker’s inventor, Matt Denton, who told WeLove Digital about building hydraulic robots for Jim Henson, designing monsters for Harry Potter and how the Mantis could have been a 300 tonne leviathan. Building a two-tonne hexapod is […]
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