Overview specifications MakerBeam, MakerBeamXL, OpenBeam

We made an overview for you with the specifications of our three beams put together. We believe this will be helpful in your choice what beam to use for your project.

Below is the picture and here is a link to a PDF-file.

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Light cubes – Arduino, Adafruit NeoPixel and MakerBeam

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Light cube by Timothy3

Timothy sent us a blog post with all the details of his project. In his project he uses MakerBeam to combine arduino and 8×8 Neopixel matrices by Adafruit. In his blog post, Art, Electrons and Computation, you can read more about his MakerBeam project. Also he added some great pictures that show his building process.

You can read his blog post here: https://medium.com/@timothy_cubed/art-electrons-and-computation-a91abd827026#.8k4t62ibt

Below you can find some more pictures of his project.

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Adafruit NeoPixel with MakerBeam and MakerBeam hinge
Cube almost finished
Cube almost finished

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New outfit for Panther (UPDATE)

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Grant Imahara, Panther and Raffaelo.
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Panther’s heartbeat consists of NVDIA Jetson TX, ZED stereolabs camera and µNav motor control board.

Update: @Raffaello86 travelled around with Panther. Raffaello and his Powerful Autonomous eNTity High-End Robot were present at MakerFaire Tokyo in August and there was a poster presentation of PANTHER closer to our home. In September the GPU Technology Conference was held (GTCEU16) in Amsterdam. Close to Raffaelo’s home he presented Panther at MakerFaire Rome where he met met Grant Imahar (Mythbusters).

blog post from May 6, 2016:
We received great pictures through Twitter (@makerbeam) about a really nice robotics project from @Raffaello86.

#PANTHER 3 by Raffaello86

From @raffaello86 we received an update of a MakerBeam project through Twitter (@makerbeam). New outfit for ‪#‎PANTHER‬ Total black yellow damper. ‪#‎GoROS‬ @OSRFoundation powered on ‪#‎JetsonTX1‬ Officine Robotiche

A later tweet (Aug. 6, 2016) reads as follows: Hello everybody! and are in

Here is a link to a website all about PANTHER – Code Name: RUDE.

#PANTHER 4 by Raffaello86 #PANTHER 1 by Raffaello86 #PANTHER 2 by Raffaello86

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Deskbreeze on Kickstarter

Deskbreeze is a lightweight and simple wind tunnel for teaching aerodynamics to children and adults.

Last summer, Gerhard’s daughter attended a sailing course for children. She was six years old and would enter school the following autumn. She could not read and write and therefore had trouble understanding the written course materials and the graphics. So Gerhard thought about a vivid method to explain to her the basics of aerodynamics for sailing.

Gerhard built a wind tunnel of cardboard and straws, attached to a little fog machine. It worked well, but wasn’t perfect. Through several iterations he developed a stable and simple wind tunnel, into which you can put different objects. With a simple turntable and wires you can change courses and the position of sails, for example.

Deskbreeze uses fans and honeycomb cores to create a laminar flow, and dry ice for the visualization of the airflows.

For more information please visit the Kickstarter website: Link to Kickstarter video

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Raspberry Pi Security System with Motion Detection / Camera

A security system that detects the mobile phones of the home occupants in order to avoid switching it on and off. This home made project uses Raspberry Pi, motion detection and naturally MakerBeam.

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One of the main goals was to have the system completely automatic. No turning it on or off when leaving or arriving home. The easiest way to achieve this was to try and detect the mobile phones of the home occupants. Conceptually this was quite simple but in practice it was the most challenging part.

You can read the complete Bill of Materials in the full article. Continue reading on hackster.io about this project with raspberry pi.

Here is the link:
https://www.hackster.io/FutureSharks/raspberry-pi-security-system-with-motion-detection-camera-bed172

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Deskbreeze

20160511 deskbreezeFor Gerhard the windtunnel started as a teaching device for the youth sailing weeks of his sailing club. The prototype was presented at the 2016 Maker Faire in Vienna where he received positive feedback. He plans on starting a Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2016.

You can easily show airflows at a sail or the wing of an aeroplane with the mini wind tunnel DeskBreeze. You can use the wind tunnel as a teaching device.

The idea for the wind tunnel was born in 2015, for the youth sailing weeks in our sailing club (Nautic Club Austria). Gerhard Fließ built a prototype made from plywood and cocktail straws and was surprised by the smooth airflow in the wind tunnel. In 2016, he developed the current version made from aluminium profiles and honeycomb.

He presented the wind tunnel at the Maker Faire 2016 in Vienna, where he got very positive feedback. Therefore, the “gimmick” for himself shall become a project for all.

In 2016, Gerhard will start a project on kickstarter, where you can support a kit.
This website will serve as a platform for the community evolving around DeskBreeze.

Here is the link to his website: http://deskbreeze.org/en/idea-en/

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