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Self-Transforming Mobile Robot

Self-Transforming Mobile Robot

 Autonomous Self-Reconfigurable Locomotive Robot: designed and built by Muhammad Hasan Shariq for BEng Mechanical Engineering Honours Project (2009-2010) at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus.

Theo Jansen Strandbeest

Theo Jansen Strandbeest Theodorus Gerardus Jozef "Theo" Jansen is a Dutch artist. Theo Jansen's mechanism (named strandbeest - "beach animal") allows to perform walking motion. The advantage is that the required power of the engine used in the mechanism, must be sufficient to transfer only the legs (not transported elements). He invented that in 1991.

Automatic Sorting of Skittles or M&Ms by Colour

Automatic Sorting of Skittles or M&Ms by Colour

Do you sort M&Ms or Skittles by colour before eating them?  For example, eat all the yellow ones first, then the red ones, then the blue and so on. Brian Egenriether, an electrical engineer, decided to make a small machine that looked like an appliance, which could perform these tasks automatically. This mechatronics project took him about 5 weekends to make. The use of the machine is very simple: pour Skittles or M&Ms into it, push a button and have candies sorted. Let us look at the construction.

Hyper-Matrix - Mechatronics in Art

Hyper-Matrix - Mechatronics in Art

There are various applications of mechatronic solutions. One of them is an art. Korean media artist group J├┤nPaSang made something special for Hyundai Motor Group pavilion at 2012 Yeosu EXPO exhibition. The whole project started on 1st March and finished on 30th April. It was only 2 months to make such a large project but as Yang Sookyun said,

Ballbot - Ball Balance Robot

Ballbot - Ball Balance Robot

A Ballbot (botball) is a mobile robot designed to balance itself on a single ball, both while in motion or staying in a place. We can say, that it is a "single wheel vehicle". The main characteristics of this kind of robots is that there’s one sole contact point to the ground. This means that the robot is inherently unstable. It’s like when you try to stand on a ball.

Perfect Partner - Android Robot

Perfect Partner - Android Robot

 Your dream partner:

  • is faithful,
  • doesn't complain,
  • is always efficient,
  • is always in the mood for sex,
  • is never tired,
  • fulfills all the desires (sexual as well),
  • is discreet and will tell nothing to anyone about it?

Slowly these fantasies turn into reality.

Where to Download 3D CAD Models? Online Libraries, Collection, Community

Where to Download 3D CAD Models? Online Libraries, Collection, Community

Each novice designer may have a problem with obtaining 3D CAD models for their projects. Preparing models on your own is time consuming and often unnecessary. To save your time when choosing the components, check if the distributor or manufacturer does not offer on their websites available ready-made 3D CAD models to download. By downloading models directly from the manufacturer we can have a greater chance that the model reproduces 100% of the actual product. 

What is Mechatronics?

What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics definition

Mechatronics is a synergistic combination of precision engineering, electronic control and mechanic systems. It is the science, that exists at the interface among the other five disciplines:

  • mechanics,
  • electronics,
  • informatics,
  • automation,
  • robotics.

It is one of the most dynamically developing fields of technology and science. The word 'mechatronics' appeared for the first time in Japan in 1969.

mechatronics = mechanics + electronics + computing

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