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Here is a link to our Social Media presentation. We have done this presentation about 4 times now. Check it out if you have a couple minutes.
We discuss: “Do’s and Don’t’s” for social media platforms, how to link results, and how to track your progress. Plus, there are funny comics.
Robot crate paint job completed! Thor will be shipped Thursday!
We had the assistance of a couple art students. The sides were all done with spray paint and stencils.
Hot Cake Sorting Robot Is Mesmerizing
Happy Monday Future Geeks! What better way to start the day than with coffee and pancakes or make that robots and pancakes. We’ve got a video of a hot cake sorting robot for you that will leave you dreaming of maple syrup for the rest of the day.
A 15-Year-Old Builds a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm
Shiva Nathan’s new prosthetic can read patterns in the wearer’s brainwaves and transmit them to a robotic arm, allowing the user to flex the mechanical fingers with nothing more than their thoughts. And if this project needed any more cool points, its creator is 15 years old.In fact, Nathan was even younger when the idea germinated: In 2012, after hearing about a family member in India who lost both forearms, he set out to design a prosthesis of his own. Although he now takes pre-college classes at MIT, Nathan didn’t have access to a world-class robotics lab in which to build an artificial arm. What he did have was a Mindwave Mobile headset by NeuroSky, a California company that builds brainwave-reading headsets that allow people to play games with their thoughts, or trains them to meditate and control those thoughts.NeuroSky’s electroencephalography (EEG) headset can detect brain activity patterns associated with specific mental states such as concentration or relaxation. It can then relay that data via Bluetooth to a computer or smartphone. Nathan hacked that hardware so he could use it to control his arm. When the wearer clears her mind, the arm’s elbow bends and waves back and forth. When she focuses on a thought, even something as simple as a number, the robot fingers flex.
Check out Beta Boston for the original article, or check the source to read where the excerpt is from!
Game idea for next year!