Lorenzo Mannella

OpenROV, how to explore the depths with an open source submarine

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Many people owe their passion for the seabed to the documentaries of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, but times change, and watching documentaries is no longer enough. In the era of ‘makers’, the next star of the depths may well be OpenROV, the open source underwater robot accessible to all. Diving is an amazing activity – have…
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GlassKap, 8 DIY accessories designed for use with Google Glass

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Google Glass has only just landed with a group of explorers circling the globe, and already some people are wondering how it can be personalised from top to bottom. Nothing could be simpler! Have a look, for example, at GlassKap: a set of clips printed in 3D and created by Todd Blatt. The idea arrived…
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The makers behind the incredible Comic-Con 2013 robot

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If you come across a robot weighing 400 pounds and nearly nine feet tall, you’re probably at Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Or in some not too distant future. Let’s forget about science fiction, because as Wired US says, there really was a piece of armour technology that bewitched all the visitors at the international…
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Mind Over Mechanics: here’s who controls the drones with their mind

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The invasion of domestic drones in our lives has been going on for a few years. We know that it is possible to transform a bicycle wheel into a radio-controlled flying machine (read here), but what would you say if moving the flying machine were your brain waves? This is exactly what the Mind Over Mechanics project at…
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