PUPS AND LABS


PUP #1


Stepper Motor Initialization


PUP #2


Simple Planar Exact Constraint System


PUP #3 


Simple Linear Motion Axis

White polycarbonate constrained with channel

Scrap metal and scrap polycarbonate cut to size with aluminum scrap for moving knob


PUP #4


CAD model

CAD model

Kinematic coupling in action

Kinematic coupling in action

Final result

Final result


PUP #5



PUP #6


Research on concepts (click images to go to site)


PUP #7


Rails from ADC Linear Tracking Turntable

ADC Linear Tracking Automatic Turntable. Record Player


PUP #8


Breakdown of ADC Linear Tracking Turntable (excluding screws, motors, and electronics)

Linear tracking segment in action

Temporary tonearm attachment


PUP #9



PUP #10



PUP #11



Seek and Geek

1 - Camera Iris/aperture Mechanism

Mechanical action

A very quick video just showing how the aperture blades move using the aperture mechanism from a dismantled lens.

The function of a camera aperture 

2 - Wooden Air Raid Siren

Handheld crank operated Air Raid Siren

Handheld crank operated Air Raid Siren

Testing the Wooden Air Raid Siren

Here are the functional requirements

Here are the functional requirements

3 - Mini Tesla Turbine with magnetic Bearings

Tesla Turbine Functional Requirements

Tesla Turbine Functional Requirements

Tesla Turbine using magnetic bearings and driving a generator off the floating shaft

4 - 2D/3D Hybrid Printing

"Digital 3D enhancement resides between 2D digital printing and 3D fabrication, aka Additive Manufacturing (AM). Like 2D printing, its primary task is graphic, albeit offering the potential for enhancing substrate structure and function. Like 3D fabrication, it is typically printed in multiple layers, but unlike it, 3D enhancement does not aim to produce objects thicker than a fraction of a millimeter."

5 - "Mood Robots"

A stretchable electroluminescent skin display is stretched to a 480 percent strain while also sensing this deformation. The display is also integrated into a crawling soft robot.
Crawling robot in action

Crawling robot in action

Highly Stretchable Electroluminescent Skin for Optical Signaling andTactile Sensing

Highly Stretchable Electroluminescent Skin for Optical Signaling andTactile Sensing

6 - DIY Lifesized BB-8 Droid

Deodorant sticks as ballbearings. Very much scrounged materials

Deodorant sticks as ballbearings. Very much scrounged materials

Build a real working Starwars BB8 droid by only using household materials and Arduino! (No 3D Printers! No CNCs! No Mills!)

Paper mache body

Paper mache body

7 - "Transparent Wood"

"Transparent wood is a good material for solar cells, since it's a low-cost, readily available and renewable resource. This becomes particularly important in covering large surfaces with solar cells."

"Transparent wood is a good material for solar cells, since it's a low-cost, readily available and renewable resource. This becomes particularly important in covering large surfaces with solar cells."

The new material isn’t crystal clear, but hazy. The researchers say that, in addition to affording a measure of privacy to folks inside buildings made of transparent wood, the haziness means the material traps some light. That suggests it could be used to create highly efficient solar cell “windows” that generate electricity while letting sunlight pass through. 

The new material isn’t crystal clear, but hazy. The researchers say that, in addition to affording a measure of privacy to folks inside buildings made of transparent wood, the haziness means the material traps some light. That suggests it could be used to create highly efficient solar cell “windows” that generate electricity while letting sunlight pass through. 

8 - Non-penetrating solar roof mount

This solar panel is attached to a test roof without penetrations using a cross-linked polymer, an inflammable and relatively lightweight material. The panel can stay attached even in 130-mph winds.

This solar panel is attached to a test roof without penetrations using a cross-linked polymer, an inflammable and relatively lightweight material. The panel can stay attached even in 130-mph winds.

Hurricane Wind Force Test of solar mount

9 - "Second Skin" Polymer

Scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis.

10 - Magnetic Hyperloop

A startup called Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) built the first full-scale test track for the transportation system in the desert outside Las Vegas and tested its propulsion system for the first time. Meanwhile, another startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced that it had licensed a promising technology known as Inductrack from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for its own Hyperloop design.

11 - Ingestible origami robot

Researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.