Drive Big Servos With Ease

CNC machines of all types are a staple here at Hackaday, in that we have featured many CNC builds over the years. But the vast majority of those that we see are of relatively modest size and assembled in a home workshop, using small and readily available components such as small stepper motors. These drives […]

Drive Big Servos With Ease

CNC machines of all types are a staple here at Hackaday, in that we have featured many CNC builds over the years. But the vast majority of those that we see are of relatively modest size and assembled in a home workshop, using small and readily available components such as small stepper motors. These drives […]

This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head

This cute little robot will monitor your plants, find the sunny spots, and even play games. Although it may be cheaper to 3d print a flowerpot hat for your cat. Via the Verge: But what if plants could do more than stretch? What if they could move like animals, independently of their roots? Evolution hasn’t […]

Adobe redesigned the Terminator’s iconic interfaces for today

https://cdn-blog.adafruit.com/uploads/2018/07/i-190179924-the-terminator-gets-a-ui-makeover.gif.mp4 Via FastCompany The Terminator franchise is remembered for its incredible direction, strange moments of robotic perspective, and landmark special effects. Take the liquid metal T-1000 robot that was able to melt its way through gaps in bars or holes in windows. It was one of the first uses of computer-generated graphics on film, and […]

Watney: A Fully 3D Printed Rover Platform

We’re getting to the point that seeing 3D printed parts in a project or hack isn’t as exciting as it was just a few years ago. The proliferation of low-cost desktop 3D printers means that finding a printer to squirt out a few parts for your build isn’t the adventure it once was. Gone are […]

Hubble Telescope: The Pillars of Creation

via TwistedSifter The towering pillars are about 5 light-years tall and bathed in the blistering ultraviolet light from a grouping of young, massive stars located off the top of the image. Streamers of gas can be seen bleeding off the pillars as the intense radiation heats and evaporates it into space. Denser regions of the […]

What’s the Interrobang All about Anyway?

Truly enjoyable listen from 99% Invisible discussing the history of the interrobang with a bonus segment on the history of the octothorpe/octotherp/number sign/hashmark/pound/lumberyard/tic-tac-toe/musical sharp/…or maybe let’s just #… In the 3rd century BCE, a librarian in Alexandria named Aristophanes introduced the idea of putting in dots to indicate pauses, like stage directions for people performing […]