Monthly Archives May 2014

USING A DRONE TO WALK YOUR DOG

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, right?

We’ve seen drones be used for a number of interesting applications including, but not limited to, delivering packages, deterring poachers in vast animal reserves, and even for target practice. However, this is the first usage of a drone as a way to walk pets.

While on the surface, I really want to laugh this off as the technologically-advanced version of someone walking the dog by holding a leash out the window of the car. However, given the amount of dogs that sit at home for eight hours a day while the owner is at work or otherwise occupied, it could be decent solution to letting your dog out while you’re not home.dog-pulling-on-leash image www.spy-drones.comDoggie drone on trial The other big usage would be people with mobility issues that are physically unable to take the ...

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DRONES FROM GARBAGE JUNK IN BOLIVIA

BOLIVIAN INVENTOR USES JUNK TO BUILD DRONES

DRONE TRASH & TREASURE VIDEO SHOWS

May 11 – A Bolivian inventor is proving that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, by taking cast-off materials and using them to make unmanned aerial vehicles. In developing countries like Bolivia, Alex Chipana says such innovative use of everyday materials could have a positive impact on the lives of millions.

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SNAKE LIKE ROBOT FOR AIRCRAFT WING ASSEMBLY SEE VIDEO HERE

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re etching comics on human hairs, building wings with snakes, and cutting the PD and D Logo on a desktop CNC. Today’s episode features:

Snake robot: Thanks to a snake-like robot produced by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, automated aircraft wing assembly may be in the near future. Until now, aircraft assembly has involved a high proportion of manual processes, which limits production output.

The world’s smallest comic strip: Hoping to show what microfabrication makes possible, a research team chose hair as their medium to create the world’s smallest comic strip. Because it’s a good electrical insular, the hair retained an electric charge that deflected the ion beam and made etching impossible.

Desktop milling wonder:...

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