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Cool things you didn’t know existed #2

● Technology of the future! Best and most amazing inventions, cool gadgets, futuristic new technology, tech inventions and things you didn’t know existed. ● These inventions are either being developed or sold at the moment, we may even see them being regularly used in the future.     Links Gloveone: Real Booty Music: Volocopter: Fove: Nuimo:  

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D’Andrea

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.    

Present Around The World-Jelly Batteries Presentation – Sudeshna Saha

The winners of the IET Achievement Awards were announced at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on 19 November 2014. The event, hosted by science presenter and comedian Steve Mould, was a great success and was very well attended. The awards recognise some of the world’s most outstanding engineers and technologists and acknowledge the talents of some exceptional apprentices, students and young professionals.  

Maybe the best robot demo ever | Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)  

Imaging at a trillion frames per second | Ramesh Raskar

Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.    

‘Robot Goddess’, Jia Jia

The beautiful girl (circled) is a ROBOT. You might do a double take when you see this new interactive robot, as it ‘looks very much like a real woman’. Dubbed ‘robot goddess’, Jia Jia has the long flowing locks and rosy red cheeks as a human, but is being taught deep learning abilities.     This humanoid is designed with natural eye movement, speech which is synced with its lip movements and refers to its male creators as ‘lords’.

Mind Control Device Demonstration – Tan Le

Tan Le, co-founder and president of Emotiv Systems, gives a live demo of a mind control device that uses a person’s thoughts to input computer commands. EG is the celebration of the American entertainment industry. Since 1984, Richard Saul Wurman has created extraordinary gatherings about learning and understanding. EG is a rich extension of these ideas – a conference that explores the attitude of understanding in music, film, television, radio, technology, advertising, gaming, interactivity and the web – The Entertainment Gathering Tan Le is an Australian telecommunications entrepreneur, businesswoman and the 1998 Young Australian of the Year. She is president…

Vacuum Technology for Automation

Schmalz’s new series of magnetic grippers are designed to handle ferromagnetic workpieces and feature high holding forces and excellent temperature resistance. These grippers make it easier to handle ferromagnetic workpieces such as perforated plates, laser-cut parts or sheet metal with drill holes and apertures. Custom connection options ensure that there is always a surface on the product that is suitable for gripping.   The magnetic field of an integrated permanent magnet ensures that the workpieces are gripped securely. Compressed air is used to move the magnets, which activates and deactivates the gripping. A voltage source is therefore not required. A…

3-digit SMD resistor examples

The following table lists all commonly used three-digit SMD resistors from 0.1 ohm to 9.1 Mohms. See also the SMD resistor calculator and a short tutorial on how to find out the value of SMD resistors.   Code Value Code Value Code Value Code Value R10 0.1Ω 1R0 1Ω 100 10Ω 101 100Ω R11 0.11Ω 1R1 1.1Ω 110 11Ω 111 110Ω R12 0.12Ω 1R2 1.2Ω 120 12Ω 121 120Ω R13 0.13Ω 1R3 1.3Ω 130 13Ω 131 130Ω R15 0.15Ω 1R5 1.5Ω 150 15Ω 151 150Ω R16 0.16Ω 1R6 1.6Ω 160 16Ω 161 160Ω R18 0.18Ω 1R8 1.8Ω 180 18Ω 181 180Ω…

SMD resistor code calculator

Link:   This simple calculator will help you determine the value of any SMD resistor. To get started, input the 3 or 4 digit code and hit the “Calculate” button or Enter. Note: The program was tested rigorously, but it still may have a few bugs. So, when in doubt (and when it’s possible) don’t hesitate to use a multimeter to double-check the critical components. See also the color code calculator on this page for MELF and standard through-hole resistors.   How to calculate the value of an SMD resistor Most chip resistors are marked with a 3-digit or…

Four-digit SMD resistor examples

The following tables list all commonly used four-digit SMD resistors from 0.1 ohm to 9.76Mohms (E24 and E96 series).   Table 1: 4-digit SMD resistors (E24 series) Code Value Code Value Code Value Code Value 0R10 0.1Ω 1R00 1Ω 10R0 10Ω 1000 100Ω 0R11 0.11Ω 1R10 1.1Ω 11R0 11Ω 1100 110Ω 0R12 0.12Ω 1R20 1.2Ω 12R0 12Ω 1200 120Ω 0R13 0.13Ω 1R30 1.3Ω 13R0 13Ω 1300 130Ω 0R15 0.15Ω 1R50 1.5Ω 15R0 15Ω 1500 150Ω 0R16 0.16Ω 1R60 1.6Ω 16R0 16Ω 1600 160Ω 0R18 0.18Ω 1R80 1.8Ω 18R0 18Ω 1800 180Ω 0R20 0.2Ω 2R00 2Ω 20R0 20Ω 2000 200Ω 0R22…

World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

The 13th World Robot Olympiad will be held in India for the first time ever. It will be organised jointly by NCSM under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF) from 25 November to 27 November 2016 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.   More than 2000 students from 54 countries will participate in the event to find innovative ways, using robotic technology, to reduce, manage and recycle waste.   The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is in line with ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ of the Indian government….

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