Suggested Group Projects
From Hackerspace Adelaide
Suggested Group Projects
Fee Plumley, Kylie Willison
- Pimp the bus
- Balloon Payload
- A ride on hexapod
- A robot sea urchin
- 32 pixel flame thrower
- A human size Pin Point Impression Wall that mirrors another wall over the internet
- 32 pixel tesla coil
- A group of boxes with knobs, switches, lights and meters and sounds
- a tesla coil guitar amp
- 'falling water' dot matrix display
- a banner display that uses say 7 nearly parallel jets of water that go in an arc, and pulse them on and off to form characters that fly through the air
- Ride in 3D flight simulator
- Mid sized desk top or trolley mounted CNC engraver mill with tool changer
- Mobile robot with robotic arm and a vision system
- Delta based 3D fabber. (Home brewed)
- Ride on sized utility tracked robot
- Road chair
- Robot front end loader
- a giant flip display
- a sculpture
- a water sculpture
- a power supply. A microcontroller operates as a switching supply, monitoring a sense resistor to limit current output. The voltage and maximum current could be set, and the results appear on a display. A laptop supply would be used as input.
- a Segway, or a large self balancing robot
- a replica wireless set, which plays authentic radio recordings (I'm sure there are plenty of public domain ones) and changes "stations" when you turn a dial. The internals could be as simple as an MP3 player which hits "next" when you turn the dial.
- a large DIY touch screen
- a calculator, use the LCA HackCNC to press the buttons on a calculator. Add a webcam, OCR and a web-front-end and you have ... a calculator!
- a Telepresence Robot
- a simple electric car using an inexpensive compact car, lead acid batteries and a forklift motor.
- a minimum parts count CNC mill directly controlled from a old computers parallel port.
- a robot capable of retrieving beverages from a refrigerator.
- two to four identical robot bases (terrestrial, using wheels/tracks) made of 3d-printed parts capable of wirelessly transmitting control/sensor data. Because we could print/make new parts ourselves, and assuming we use some commodity prototyping platform (arduino/beaglebone/r-pi), it should be simple to quickly hack these robots into other things temporarily (e.g. soccer-playing robots, or room-mapping robots, or simple RC cars). If the "other things" we hack them into are amazing and we want to keep them permanently, we could just make a few more of the bases