GoPro Slider with MakerBeam parts

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.

Car window fix

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.

Turn your coffee table in to an eyecatcher

Alisa sent us this picture above. A coffee table with LEDs inside. MakerBeam black anodised was used to build it’s frame. This coffee table makes for a great eyecatcher.

Below are two pictures showing the build in progress. Plus there is a small clip demonstrating the lights (double click the video).

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Rotating cube

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.

 

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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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