28 Mar '15, 5pm

A Recycled Robot Arm For All!

A Recycled Robot Arm For All!

It’s mind boggling how much e-waste we throw out. Perfectly good components, mass produced for pennies. And at the end of their life, going straight to a landfill or some poor country to be melted down. Don’t you wish you could help? Stepper motors are a dime a dozen when it comes to e-waste, and there’s tons of cool projects you can do with a stepper motor — [Madivak] is just starting on a robot arm design over at Hackaday.io that makes use of recycled components. It’s fairly early in development, but that means it’s a great time to start following it on the project site. The robotic arm is being designed for his final year project in his undergrad degree. Besides the steppers, he’s using his school’s Utilimaker 3D printer to manufacture all of the other mechanical components with control coming from DRV8825 stepper drivers and the Freescale Freedom KL25Z dev kit. Check o...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/03/28/a-recycled-robot-arm-for-all/

Tweets

Robot Arm Wields Laser, Cares Not For Your Safety

Robot Arm Wields Laser, Cares Not For Your Safety

hackaday.com 01 Apr '15, 5pm

Here at Hackaday we’ve covered a bunch of DIY laser diode projects. And for good reason, they are just cool. We’ve seen pe...

Recycled Hawtness: Toyota Prius Turned Tiny Hou...

gas2.org 28 Mar '15, 7pm

So why make this odd conversion? Lawler was on his way to a music festival, and rather than opt for a standard, boring cam...

SparkFun Stair Climbing Robot Challenge

SparkFun Stair Climbing Robot Challenge

hackaday.com 26 Mar '15, 11pm

In case you missed it, SparkFun recently held the Actobotics Stair Climber Challenge competition , where you could build a...

Learn Python in a Weekend Building a Game and a Robot - #python #robots

Learn Python in a Weekend Building a Game and a...

morganlinton.com 27 Mar '15, 2pm

I first learned Python in the late 90’s and I can honestly say it was love at first sight. While I spent most of my time i...

Photos of the Day: One-Armed Collaborative Robot Performs High-Precision Tasks #robotics #engineering

Photos of the Day: One-Armed Collaborative Robo...

pddnet.com 29 Mar '15, 5pm

Humans have been fascinated with robots and automatons for millennia, or, at least, since Talos , the mythical bronze gian...

@Nike 's innovated a shirt made w 96% recycled material. H20-less dye saves 8 gals/shirt @CeresNews

@Nike 's innovated a shirt made w 96% recycled ...

ecotextile.com 29 Mar '15, 5am

OREGON - Nike has launched its second garment product to be dyed using the waterless CO2 dyeing technique pioneered by Dut...