Originally posted 2010-06-08 13:11:24.
I am please to announce the first peak of PocketGrow’s larger automated hydroponic system – the LabBox Professional. PocketGrow claims that with this larger version of the LabBox line provides better expandability options and accessories you can use for your favorite grow. I’ll keep you Geekers updated as more information becomes available.
Bang & Olufsen — the Danish boutique retailer famous for engineering gorgeous AV products that only a sliver of humanity can afford — has just introduced its newest product, and it’s a far cry from the gargantuan HDTVs and superfluous sound systems that it’s used to shipping. Designed by Steffen Schmelling and inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, this elongated wireless alarm clock actually serves another purpose. Once it has awoken you from your slumber just in time to catch The Price Is Right in high-def, you can take it with you in order to control some of your other B&O components. The cubes you see are actually displays, and the built-in motion sensor enables display backlights to activate with a simple touch. We’re told that the device should hit showrooms this August for $375, though you should probably budget for an anger management course to keep from smashing this thing to bits the first time it buzzes at 5:30AM.
Filed under: Household
Originally posted 2009-07-19 12:08:31.
Matt Denton, of Micromagic Systems, posted a few cool videos of his latest hexapod in our forum today. You may remember news of his iC Hexapod making the rounds last year. The project he’s showing off right now is the B.F. Hexapod (V5). One of the main features of this robot is its adaptive walking style. Thanks to its gimbal-mounted, contact sensitive feet and its on-the-fly gait adjustments; it is perfectly suited to uneven terrain.
I’d be a damn fool if I didn’t include his demonstration videos, so here they are:
Here’s another video.
Just one more.
If you want to discuss how awesome this robot is, visit the forum thread.
via Adaptive Walking Hexapod from Micromagic Systems « Trossen Robotics Blog.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 11:31:13.