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Trigger Your Camera Using Automatic Air Freshener Parts

Per an earlier post, Glade was nice enough to provide a very hackable set of components in their “automatic spray” air freshener.  Once I had the components in hand, an obvious use was for a remote camera trigger.  After some … Continue reading

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Hacking a Glade Automatic Spray air Freshener

According to my Youtube statistics, about 90% of my audience is male.  My mom is a big fan of this site, so if you’re not her there’s a good chance that you’re a guy.  Given this, you may not have … Continue reading

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DIY Bowden Cable

You may be wondering what a “Bowden Cable” is and why you would want one.  A Bowden cable was purportedly invented to be used for bicycle brakes and is still used for this as well as for shifters.  A wire … Continue reading

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Pegleg the six-legged (hexapod) robot – part 4 programming and servo control

We’ve gone over how to build a hexapod and how to analyze it’s motion; in this section we review how to actually program this robot.  Although there are probably better options out there (Arduino seems to be a good value … Continue reading

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Pegleg the six-legged (hexapod) robot part 3 – Kinematics or “how it walks”

The first question someone would ask when they see a hexapod – especially a 3-servo one – is “how does it walk?”  Today with Youtube, the answer may be a little simpler as you can actually see how they move, … Continue reading

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Pegleg the six-legged (hexapod) robot – part 2 construction

As promised in the introduction, I’m going to provide drawings that should let you build your own version of Pegleg or possibly be inspired to build something different.  The first version was built with only a Dremel tool and drill, … Continue reading

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Pegleg the six-legged (hexapod) robot – part 1, introduction

Late in the year 2000 after watching Battlebots, I decided that I needed my own robot.  While the price of a Battlebot proved too high, both in terms of materials, access to machine tools, and radio remote control knowledge, I … Continue reading

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