If you want to build something that can move, or make something move, servocity.com probably has something that you want. This is one of their latest kits.
I just found out that there’s a completely free version of MultiSim! It’s from Mouser Electronics and can be downloaded from here: http://www.mouser.com/multisimblue/support/downloads/download-multisim
I avoid going to servocity.com like the plague. I’m poor and there’s just too much cool stuff on their website.
When I first stumbled across this, I assumed it was another one of those “free energy-ish” nonsense contraptions that are all over the Internet. Apparently not!
Can this type of thing be scaled, so that it’s a cost effective energy alternative? Until that’s determined it’s still just in the “Wow that’s cool” category.
I really don’t have much interest in spending time, creating posts for this blog. I would rather read other peoples blogs, watch YoutTube videos, read a book or play with my cat! I also have another blog that’s almost no work and is kind of fun for me. That one got started after my, now three legged, cat got hit by a car… http://mrpeterfoster.com
I made this with a couple servos, a couple of ServoBlocks, some extruded aluminum beams and an Arduino. I’ll probably end up using a smaller camera or even a cell phone instead of the camera in the video.
I’m making a gyro stabalized two axis camera gimble for a navigation recording system. I was starting to design the mechanics for the gimbal, when I found out about ServoBlocks. ServoBlocks make mounting servos to things much easier. Here’s my first hands on look at the ServoBlocks, I just got in the mail:
This is a video from servocity.com that demonstrates the type of stuff you can do with ServoBlocks:
I went to a bank machine, a couple weeks ago, and discovered a couple 20 dollar bills left on the machine. I used a different machine, took a picture, and left the money.
Seriously, was this an honesty test or something? Did I pass?
I was thinking about waiting around to see how many people didn’t take the money, but decided against it.
The breakout board shown in this video can be found at: https://www.adafruit.com/products/254