Apr 10

Robotics applications by IEEE

Two mobile applications by IEEE ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) that are great source for info for robotics hobbyists

  • IEEE.tv – videos on subjects like wind power, biomedical engineering, and recycling computer and electronic products. New programs, recorded in high definition, are added monthly.
  • Robots for iPad – Robots for iPad is the best, most complete guide to the world of robotics. This fun, highly interactive app lets you explore over 100 real-world robots, with hundreds of animations, photos, videos, and articles.a1
Mar 24

3D objects with laser cutter

Laser cut art

Most of us know of laser cutting, same routine:

    1. You design a 2D drawing of the cuts you need and save it.
    2. You go to the nearest laser cutter and put a material on the plate.
    3. You insert your design and operate the machine.
    4. You get the parts out from the plate that look like this –                 (* Yes, I know that steps 2,3,4 can be skipped by services as Ponoko)

Smart people from Hasso Plattner institute found a way to use regular laser cutter to manufacture 3D objects. as can be seen here:

you can see details here.

Mar 21

Autodesk 123D Catch @ XLN TLV

123D Catch is a great solution for home 3D scanning (project  I used that), it enables you to get objects from reality into 3D model in the computer

today I went to a meeting at a club called XLN Tel Aviv with expert from Autodesk Dr. Eyal Nir, He explaind all needed to start using the application (iPhone, webapp, window app), and gave some really interesting tips about Autodesk’s 123D products family.

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Wated to thanks to the XLN crew – Sefi, Matan, Arnon for the event.