Makey Makey

Hack a banana make it a keyboardThe pic

  • The Picture in the right looks unusual with  bananas connected with wires .
  • Or let’s say you Google for an online Pacman game and draw a joystick with a pencil.
  • Then you can play Pacman by touching the drawing.
  • Or play a online mario with clay .
  • Or make music with ketchup.

Doesn’t it sounds funny ? It is Funny ,innovative. It is  MAKEY MAKEY

What is MAKEY MAKEY ?

MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween

Makey makey kit

It works by Alligator Clip connected  two objects to the MaKey MaKey board. For example, you and an apple.

When you touch the apple, you make a electric circuit with tiny current passing through it .


What materials work with MaKey Makey?
connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.

Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work. Here are some materials people have used in our workshops including Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Lemons, etc.:

Other materials that work great: Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Most Foods, Cats and Dogs, Aluminum Foil, Rain, and hundreds more…

You Can visit the Official website :

http://www.makeymakey.com

If any ideas You have or feed back please send it to me

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Sixth sense technology

Pranav Mistry

Pranav Mistry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SixthSense is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.’

This was develeloped by a Indian Pranav Mistry (www.pranavmistry.com)

The SixthSense prototype is comprised of a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user’s pocket. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces, walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces; while the camera recognizes and tracks user’s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers (visual tracking fiducials) at the tip of the user’s fingers using simple computer-vision techniques. The movements and arrangements of these fiducials are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. The maximum number of tracked fingers is only constrained by the number of unique fiducials, thus SixthSense also supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction.

The current prototype system costs approximate $350 to build. Instructions on how to make your own prototype device can be found here 

 

SWARM BOTS

Swarm robotics is a new approach to the coordination of multirobot systems which consist of large numbers of mostly simple physical robots. It is supposed that a desired collective behavior emerges from the interactions between the robots and interactions of robots with the environment. This approach emerged on the field of artificial swarm intelligence, as well as the biological studies of insects, ants and other fields in nature, where swarm behaviour occurs.

It also Borrows many things from Mother Earth like

                                            

        How a swarm of mini bots would find earthquake survivors

 In the aftermath of an earthquake, the wreckage makes locating survivors very difficult so the first emergency  personnel to arrive on the scene can only do so much. So why not send robots instead? Advanced miniature robots, such as those in the Symbrion project being developed by researchers at a group of European universities, could go much further than their human counterparts.
 Crawling through gaps in the crumbled concrete and twisted iron, the robots can self-assemble into different shapes to get past obstacles and even deliver water and medicine to survivors.
 Once a particular task is completed, the swarm of robots can decide to form a new “robotic organism” best suited for the next priority.

Source:BBC KNOWLEGDE