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Making and Programming 3D-Printed Robots

MakerClub.org is a webpage offering 3D-printable designs and control software for small 3D-printable robots. By building robots from the Make Club webpage one can learn the skills to design and construct own robots. Definitely worth a visit!

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Autonomous Hexbug Spider

The  Hexbug Spider XL is an interesting toy – originally it comes as cheap remote-controlled robot, but at the same time it can be viewed as a cost efficient chassis to build an autonomous robot. There are two motors inside … Continue reading

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3D Modeling and Printing

3D modeling and printing can be easy if you have the right tools and programs. My experiences with the free Sketch Up Make and the Makerbot Replicator 5G printer are quite positive. Getting started with 3D modeling: Download and install Sketch Up Make … Continue reading

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Hacking Amazon’s Kindle E-Book Security with Lego Mindstorms

Peter Purganthofer, associate professor at the Vienna University of Technology, built an amazing project involving an Amazon Kindle, a computer with built-in webcam and a Lego Mindstorm robot. The robot presses alternately the “next page” button on the Kindle ebook … Continue reading

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Biologically Sound Neural Networks for Embedded Systems Using OpenCL

Presenting our paper I. Fehervari, A. Sobe, W. Elmenreich. Biologically Sound Neural Networks for Embedded Systems Using OpenCL. Proceedings of the International Conference on NETworked sYStems (NETYS 2013), Marrakech, Morocco, Springer 2013. in the format of a short announcement was … Continue reading

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Wireless Time-Triggered Communication using a Firefly Clock Synchronization Approach

In South-East Asia, huge swarms of fireflies synchronously emit light flashes to attract mating partners. The underlying principle can be used to implement a robust and scalable distributed synchronization approach in wireless sensor networks. In this work we implement the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Eleventh Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES 2013)

Embedded Systems run our cars and telephones, control production lines and aircraft systems. Meeting the strong requirements regarding the cost, safety, security, size and the power consumption require new and innovative solutions. Providing flexible and configurable systems is nowadays the … Continue reading

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