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Content tagged with Gadget Freak posted in March 2013
Raspberry Pi-Powered Projector Tells You How Fast Youíre Riding Your Bike
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3/28/2013  16 comments
The Raspberry Pi-powered speedometer was designed by Matt Richardson for nighttime bike riding.
Gadget Freak Case #235: Ignition Control Unit for Harley Davidson Panhead Engine
Gadget Freak 
3/26/2013  20 comments
Edward Nauman designed an ignition control unit for the Harley Davidson Panhead engine. The unit can be adapted to almost any four-cycle engine with the proper design and fabrication resources.
Slideshow: Robotic Hands Mimic Humans
Blog 
3/22/2013  23 comments
Robot R&D has focused recently on closely emulating the human ability to pick up; manipulate; and move small, delicate objects in unstructured environments outside the factory safety cage.
Smart Basketball Analyzes Shooting, Dribbling
Electronics News 
3/19/2013  32 comments
InfoMotion Sports Technologies' 94Fifty can measure the arc and backspin on a shot, or the speed and force of a playerís dribbling.
Energy-Harvesting Soccer Ball Gets a Kickstart
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3/14/2013  21 comments
Uncharted Play Inc. founders have developed a prototype soccer ball that captures the kinetic energy created when it is kicked or thrown.
Gadget Freak Case #234: We Love This Automated Mailbox
Gadget Freak 
3/12/2013  31 comments
Jeremy Willden created small mailboxes for his daughters' Valentine's Day cards. The boxes use a sensor to open automatically when someone walks by.




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