Roboat is aiming to create the world’s first fleet of autonomous floating vessels. The team behind the self-driving Roboat used MakerBeamXL for their prototype, see video and pictures below. For more information about the project see Roboat’s website Roboat.org
According to their website Roboat (Roboat.org) is a 5 year research project and collaboration between the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In developing the world’s first fleet of autonomous floating vessels for the city of Amsterdam, it investigates the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and their waterways.
From Sam we got a picture of a camera frame made from MakerBeamXL. The frame stabilises the camera housing when it’s towed behind a boat for smooth underwater footage. The underwater footage is used for Sam’s PhD studies in marine ecology. MakerBeamXL provided an affordable and practical solution, she wrote. Below there is a picture of the frame.
Stefan from ConstrAct in Austria sent us a new MakerBeam project: a GoPro slider. For the frame 600mm MakerBeam (10x10mm) was used. The linear slide, also 600mm, was attached on top. It is driven by Arduino Nano with some additional parts from his 3D printer and CNC mill.
Below is a small video that shows the slider in action.
PCBGrip kits have sold out. Other PCBGrip items show low stock levels or are sold out as well. Currently we do not know when we will receive new stock. We apologise for the inconvenience.
The manufacturer of PCBGrip has not been able to keep stock therefore we are unable to order new items. As metioned it is currently unclear when we will receive any new PCBGrip items. We will keep you posted.
MakerBeam is also very useful to temporarily fix your car window. Anton sent us some pictures to show his improvised window using a MakerBeam frame. He was on the road for the ‘Modell-Hobby-Spiel’-fair in Leipzig where he represented MakerBeam.de (Chartup.com), see picture.
While travelling for this fair he had his car broken into. The car window on the right side was smashed. He made a MakerBeam frame to fill the window space. One side was taped, on the other side some type of glass was put in. The result: he could still make use of his side view mirror.
Stefan Gschroefl from ConstrAct sent us a few pictures from his rotating MakerBeam cube. It looks great.
The cube is made using MakerBeam. It now holds pictures of MakerBeam items and projects. Stefan is planning to attend the MakerFaire in Vienna in early May.
The rotation platform is custom 3D printed and runs slow. The rotation platform is powered by battery or external power source. It can be used for other things since the cubeholder itself is magnetic mounted.