A webcam first takes a picture of the environment in front of the tripod. A computer running Java then interprets that image, deciding on a target. Based on predictions of movement and servo calibrations, the computer sends a signal to a Phidget servo controller, which then moves the four servos attached to an Airsoft mini MP5. Servo 0 is the X (or pan, yaw, whichever you prefer), servos 1 and 2 are the Y (or pitch, or tilt), and servo 3 pulls the trigger
Neuroti-Kart: Custom-Built Electric Go Kart
Created by “wires99”, this custom-built electric go kart is “powered by four, 12V car batteries and the frame was made from Home Depot gas pipes.”
This is the Neuroti-Kart. (PsychoKart was taken) Homemade electric go-Kart. Design goals: electric powered, quiet, fast, capable of doing donuts in my street
This followup to the touchscreen tablet, builds upon that creation and takes it to a whole new level. A USC student took apart his Wacom tablet and crammed the internals of a 800MHz PowerBook into it, complete with touchscreen functionality.
The result, two days later, was a a fully functional PowerBook tablet, with a touch-sensitive section. From what we can tell, he also added in a feature so that you can draw words (such as “google”) and then use a gesture stroke to load that particular page