In this video Simone builds a musical instrument. She combines a number of teeth with a keyboard in order to create music. During the process she uses MakerBeam for a temporary framework to test opening and closing of the teeth.
Nicolas Sassoon is an artist based in Vancouver BC Canada. He makes use of early computer imaging techniques to render visions of architectures, landscapes and natural forces. Nicolas often uses MakerBeam to present his work. The featured sculptures are part of a body of work titled “The Prophets”.
The Prophets is an on-going series of sculptures as poetic interfaces between computer technology and geological forces. Composed of small pumice boulders (volcanic rock) connected to LCD panels, the sculptures recall traditional viewing stones (Gongshi, Suiseki) from which electronic hardware and screens emerge to form heads and figures. The LCD screens feature pixelated animations evocative of flowing lava, suggesting a magmatic life silently contained within the stones. In The Prophets, technology becomes a vessel through which inert rocks appear to express another state of existence – a volcanic unrest hinting back at their chaotic origins. The sculptures bring about a singular experience, recounting a partial history of our relation with matter — a speculative geology of our digital condition rooted in volcanological processes and speaking to the connections between organic and inorganic materials.
Visit nicolassassoon.com for more information and more of Nicholas his work. Below are a few more picutures of his work.
On Hackaday Ryan Kinnett introduced his micro Rover. It is modeled after the Mars rover designs. With Perseverance now on Mars a nice project to showcase here.
The suspension system modeled after JPL’s Mars rover designs was developed as a test platform for various control schemes. If you want to read and learn more please visit the page on Hackaday. Here is a link.
In France we have two resellers: Lextronic and Génération Robots. The last one sponsored a team that is working towards the ‘Coupe de France de Robotique 2020’.
Estia system (@EstiaSystem) is a robot and mechatronic association that is affiliated with ESTIA – École Supérieure des Technologie Industrielle. They send @GenerationRobots a tweet to thank them for their sponsorship and added some nice pictures of their work aimed at participation at the competition.
The competition was set to take place at May 20-23 this year. Due to the Corona virus this date will probably not be met. Hopefully the competition will be rescheduled to a later date.
NVDIA created a robot that you can make. They deliberately designed it with 3D printed components and hobbyist components. So a wide range of people will be able to make the robot themselves. It was designed to showcase the Isaac Robot Engine running on the NVIDIA Jetson Nano platform. The Isaac SDK is the main software toolkit for NVIDIA robotics.
MakerBeam is used to create a frame and therefore it is mentioned on their bill of materials. Click here to go to a website of NVDIA with a lot more information about Kaya and how to assemble the Kaya robot.
The bill of materials mentions you can buy MakerBeam on Amazon.com. Which is correct, but you can also buy it from our shop MakerBeam.com directly. We ship worldwide.