Unmanned systems are a burgeoning technology with numerous humanitarian applications. At Maker Faire, I'm demonstrating the use of small unmanned aerial systems in search & rescue and precision agriculture.
I am exploring how toys and peripherals can become super fatter, interactive intimate clients. I will be exhibiting a hacked Furby which connect to a Meteor.js chat app over the internet and make the Furby ''possessible.''
It is a trend that the web client is becoming fatter, with more computing and data storage leveraged to front end. The concept of a thin client is becoming more and more obsolete as more interaction, timeliness and personification are required from the user facing the client.nI am exploring how toys can become super fat, interactive web clients. I will be presenting what I have discovered along the way as I hack a Furby, connect it to a Meteor chat app and make the toy literally ''possessed'' by other users. Warning: It can be scary!n
Anibots are a line of animal inspired, Arduino controlled, open sourced robotic platforms that we are developing. We would like to introduce you to some of our systems and our plans for the upcoming future.
''Digital Being'' is a series of installations of technological garbage based on the hypothetical existence of an invisible and formless creature born within e-waste. 'Map of Manhattan' is a large version of it.
PicassoBot, an open source drawing arm robot that can take pictures from the computer or an Android camera and sketch them on paper. USB powered and Arduino compatible, this robot kit is perfect for learning at all ages.
These are RepRap 3D printers that melt plastic filament and build solid physical objects. The coolest thing that a RepRap can print is another RepRap. Most of these 3D printers' parts are printed plastic parts!
Hands-on Electronics Curriculum (But don't tell the kids it's a curriculum . . . they'll just think it's fun!) The Curriculum is for ages 10 to adults. Other Electronic Kits for ages 7 and up. Kits are educational, but fun.
My project is a combination of my two hobbies robotics and 3d printing. The main goal of this project is to make robotics cheaper by learning how to print out as much of my robots as possible.