Arduino based laser pointer to honor Galileo

K.Crankshaw with his partners wanted to build something in Galileo’s memory who made important discoveries in astronomy. They though that the easiest way to learn sky objects is when someone or something points them. So they came up with Arduino based accurate laser pointer which can points its beam directly to wanted objects. Sounds cool. They build built a wooden pan and tilt stepper motor driven mechanism which can point laser to any direction on a top half of sphere of sky. Arduino communicates to python code via serial interface to get desired sky object location then it drives motors to point its position with laser. Why not to scale it up to work with telescope? Continue reading

TB-007 Metal Detector – The Mighty Treasure Detector!

You’re having a relaxing vacation with your family at the beach and having a nice sunbathe. Suddenly, a strange robot is approaching you. You’re curious and think, “Hmm…, it’s impossible to see a robot in the beach, unless there’s something important mission or secret is going on here!” So, you quickly bounce up from the beach and follows the robot… Isn’t the above incident sounds like a little bit adventurous for you? Well, guess what! You can make the above fictional story becomes reality, by simply getting yourself into this amazing project, “TB-007 Metal Detector”! The TB-007 is a smart robot that equipped with a metal detector. You can use it to locate those hidden treasures on the beach, forests or deserts. There’s a wireless camera attached at the front top of the TB-007, which is allowing the user to monitor the bots treasure-hunting progress from the comfort of his deck. Furthermore, the camera is mounted to a servo, and has a Laser pointer attached at the front of the robot for detecting purpose! By the way, TB-007 is an… Continue reading