Tagged: remote controlled

Life-sized BB-8 droid recognizes your voice commands, coming this fall for $180

Spin Maters BB-8 droid

It is undeniable that Angelo Casimiro’s homemade smartphone-controlled Star Wars BB-8 robot can be replicated, but we might see a purchasable BB-8 droid debut at the upcoming 2016 New York Toy Fair. Toronto-based toymaker Spin Master is speculated to come-up with a life-sized version BB-8 droid at the event. The 16-inch tall Star Wars toy will be pitted directly against the smartphone-controlled Sphero BB-8 droid which can also be gesture-controlled with Force Band wearable. However, it may not come with the option of being controlled with a smartphone, it will still be a treat to play around with, controlled with a remote control or voice commands.
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Nigerian boy makes fully-functional mini excavator at home

Fidellis Nwachukwu mini excavator

A Nigerian boy has successfully demonstrated his prototype mini version of an excavator that he build at home without any prior knowledge of automotive technologies or mechanical engineering. Fidellis Nwachukwu demonstrated his mini excavator at the Abuja International Motor Fair held in Nigeria. Coming from a very poor background and worried about his nation’s economic condition, the boy wants to change the scenario with his own innovations. The mini excavator is completely functional and Fidellis says his motivation for making one came from his belief in divine inspiration.
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6 tech-filled pumpkins for a geeky Halloween

Firebreathing pumpkin

Halloween is come around again. We like Halloween and jack-o-lantern. But, just in case, you are bored of the good ol’ jack-o-lantern sitting on your porch, start carving some tech-embedded pumpkins for tomorrow. If you’re thinking where to start, here are six inspirational pumpkins to begin with. Just be sure of preserving the pumpkins before you fit them with electronics or explosives. Hopefully, this time you’ll love your geeky jack-o-lantern. Read More…

Don’t miss this giant R2-D2 flying at the Comic-Con (w/Video)

Custom made drones are flying in almost all directions of late, and it becomes difficult to distinguish one from the other since, they all looks the same. But, next time when you see a giant R2-D2 flying in the air, don’t mistake it for a Star Wars invasion – it’s a secret drone created by avid drone-maker Otto Dieffenbach. Yes, the same guy who just amazed the world with a drone shaped like Snoopy flying on his doghouse. Read More…

How about a Digicam with concealed RC helicopter that shoots aerial footage?

Nano Falcon DigiCam

Quadcopters are all good when it comes to shooting FPV videos and taking pictures, but some added functionality would certainly increase their practical use in real life situations. Perhaps our friends over Far East have a solution in the form of Nano Falcon DigiCam which is a RC helicopter with its base camp being the housing of a camcorder. To be more precise, it acts as a handheld camcorder and a RC helicopter that has a camera on-board to capture videos and images.
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Arduino powered Dalek controlled remotely with a Wiimote

Wiimote controlled Dalek made from old electric wheelchair

Making a Dalek might not solve your personal mobility issues in the long run but you can still make it for fun. James Bruton and his pals set out on making a cool looking Dalek that is crafted from wood and is accommodating enough for a full grown adult. Although the person riding it might not feel very comfortable inside it as he/she has to sit in a crouching position. This Dalek is powered by a salvaged electric wheelchair and controlled using a Wii remote control which makes it a cool weekend project for DIYers.
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X9 Follow Bluetooth-powered Golf trolley makes golfing fun and relaxing

X9 Follow Bluetooth-powered Golf trolley

We’ve seen some really innovative creations to facilitate golfers on the course. Yet, the X9 Follow – the first of its type Bluetooth-powered golf trolley makes a mark for itself. Designed and created by Stewart Golf, the X9 Follow is a compact and foldable trolley, which unfolds in one smooth movement. When unfolded for use, you simple have to open its front cover, connect the lightweight lithium-ion battery and put the cover on. X9 Follow comes with anti-rotation bungee cords, which are used to secure your bag with the trolley, so that when you are pushing it in the parking lots of pathways, your bag doesn’t tumble over.
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Raspberry Pi powered Lego RC car

Raspberry pi lego rc car

Karl Herrick has built a RC Lego car on request of his son, who himself is quite a DIYer which is evident from his method to produce a fast wired remote control car. Karl’s version of the Lego RC car that is powered by a Raspberry Pi computer is a custom Lego RC car make that uses the very same Lego 4×4 Crawler powertrain. The Lego 4×4 Crawler consists of 2 large motors for providing power to the wheels, servo motor to turn the wheels and a battery box for powering up the whole machinery. The infrared remote control is actuated with a Parallax servo and Lego gear which in-fact is controlled by the Raspberry Pi itself. The whole drivetrain rig is secured to a 4×4 base and all the components are very carefully placed inside it so that the parts don’t get loose and fall off.


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Pocket Drone: A bantam flying drone with built-in HD camera mount

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There is one outdoor area the amateur photographers among us have not been able to conquer, and that is the aerial zone. For decades, the mighty realm of aerial photography has belonged to the professionals and experts. But all is about to change with the cheekily bantam Pocket Drone. An innovative commercial project by San Diego-based AirDroids, the contrivance is touted as the world’s first multicopter that has the ability to carry a HD camera system in its fully open form, and yet can be folded to the diminutive size of a 7-inch tablet for convenient storage inside your pocket.

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Remote controlled Airbus A380 replica flies like the real thing

Remote controlled Airbus A380

We’ve been previously freaked out by remote controlled creations of the superman and the Orvillecopter. Therefore, it took a while for the incredible replica of the remote controlled Airbus A380 to sink in. When I first saw the video, I was literally taken aback by the close to real sound of the aircraft. Then the amazing display of the R/C Airbus on the runway, the wonderful take off, excellent flight and flawless landing, just forced me to show this to you guys. This is basically working 1/15th scale model of an Airbus A380 that measures 4.8 meters (15 feet) long and has a 5.3 meter (approx. 17 feet) wingspan. Featuring a 10 liter fuel tank and weighing only 78kgs you can find more about the remote controlled Airbus 380 here or hit the jump to see the YouTube video. Read More…