#Project #PiKon a #3Dprinted #astro cam using #RaspberryPi
Designed by Mark Wrigley of Sheffield’s Alternative Photonics and staff at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Physics, the incredible PiKon astro-cam consists of 3D printed components and a Raspberry Pi, and can be used to take photographs of outer space at a x160 magnification factor. The device can be mounted on a standard camera tripod for stability, and images captured on it can be transferred to a computer with the Pi’s micro-SD card or to a cloud-based service such as Dropbox. According to the Wigley, the PiKon is capable of producing 5-megapixel images of the night sky and costs just £100 to build. Read more on 3ders.org
#Project #Ultrascope a #3Dprinted, laser-cut telescope
Ultrascope is a robot telescope and an Automated Robotic Observatory (ARO), Ultrascope was designed by Open Space Agency (OSA) to be a “useful citizen science tool for schools, makers, and amateur astronomers”. The open-source device, which uses a 3.5” mirror, can be controlled by a smartphone, and is able to conduct celestial photography and photometry. It has been optimized for lightcurve photometry, a form of measurement which generates useful data for many scientific applications, including planet finding and asteroid hunting.
Project Site: http://www.openspaceagency.com
#Thor – #3DPrinted mini aircraft by #Airbus
Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week—the small Airbus marvel is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft. Read more.
#DIY #3Dscanner with 3D printed parts
You can build this scanner With few off-the-shelf electronic components, with an infrared sensor acting as the main scanner. Aside from the sensor, it also contains two NEMA 17stepper motors, some motor plates, a threaded rod, two guideshafts, an IR sensor, and some electronics: an Arduino Pro Micro, a power connector, a push button, an infrared sensor, an SD card, and two stepper driver boards. + few male and female header pins and screw terminals.
#Zowi – #3DPrinted and #OpenSource #Robot
Zowi is an open source robot developed by Javier Isabel. It is small, simple and cheap to make so it’s ideal for education. Since it uses an Arduino or a simillar controller it is very hackable and programmable.
Github repo : https://github.com/bqlabs/zowi
Ardumower is a #Arduino Controlled #3DPrintable Lawn Mover
Andreas Haeuser developed a 3d printable lawn mover. It is controlled by Arduino and looks easy to build on any FDM machine with some electronics knowledge. read more.
Taiwan Launches #3DPrinted #Rocket
Taiwanese university launched 3d printed APPL-9C rocket. It is made from modules with many 3d printed subsystems. It should be part of a larger multistage rocket in the future. Looks like many of the parts were done on FDM machines. I always claimed space will be colonized with 3d printers, read more
3D Printer Yourself brushless DC Motors
Here are two DC brushless motors 3d printed for RC cars applications. They reach 36000 RPM and 42700 RMP.
World’s #Fastest #RubikCube Solving #Robot
The robot uses four USB webcams, six stepper motors, arduino, and a 3D printed frame. The only modification to the Rubik’s cube are some holes drilled in the center pieces to allow the stepper motors to grip onto them with 3D printed attachments.
The software is running off a Linux machine which feeds the data into a Rubik’s cube algorithm for solving. In approximately one second the cube is solved.