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3D-printable double helical gear pump *watertight*

“Fully 3D-printable hydraulics for all your robotics projects Recently saw a video of Boston Dynamics it’s Atlas robot doing all kind of awesome stuff and learned that the robots were fully hydraulic. I was wondering if it would be …

A highly simplified way to predict quantum light-matter interactions

“When light interacts with matter, for example when a laser beam hits a two-dimensional material like graphene, it can substantially change the behavior of the material. Depending on the form of interaction between light and matter, some chemical reactions appear …

A new twist on 2D materials may lead to improved electronic, optical devices

““Tuning” the interface and twist angle of layered 2D materials enhances key properties A new generation of electronics and optoelectronics may soon be possible by controlling twist angles in a particular type of bilayer 2D material used in these devices …

A Sunny Outlook for Solar

“New research demonstrates great promise of all-inorganic perovskite solar cells for improving the efficiencies of solar cells Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have already demonstrated very high photovoltaic efficiencies of greater than 25%. The prevailing wisdom in the field is that the …

AMD publishes GPUFORT as Open Source to address CUDA’s dominance

“NVIDIA dominates the parallel computing industry largely thanks to its own solution, CUDA. In response to this domain, AMD has published the source code of GPUFORT , a project that will be under Radeon Open eCosystem (ROCm) and that aims to …

Arduino OLED Oscilloscope

“Low frequency oscilloscope using OLED display OLED low frequency oscilloscope, bandwidth is DC to 1000Hz. Max sampling rate is 16000 samples per second. An oscilloscope with these specifications has limited use, but it is a good exercise in using OLED …

Bandsaw Stand From Scrap Lumber

“I have a portable bandsaw that I absolutely love- it’s one of my favorite and most useful tools. Cutting small pieces of metal with any degree of precision can be difficult however. What I needed was a stand to …

Bluetooth Volume Control For An Old Stereo With Buttons!

“How about getting rid of that broken volume knob on your stereo and replacing it with some buttons, LEDs and Bluetooth? What is it all about? It’s a rather detailed (hopefully) description on how to replace a stereo system …

Building out of concrete, but without pouring concrete

“EPFL researchers have built a footbridge prototype using reinforced-concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated. The blocks were cut into individual pieces on site and assembled into a prestressed arch. This project, which marks the first time concrete …

Capacitive Touchscreen Controller Family for the Home Appliance Market Dedicated to Work in Harsh and Noisy Environments

“Microchip extends its functional-safety-certified family of capacitive maXTouch® touchscreen controllers with the MXT448UD-HA and MXT640UD-HA to address screen sizes beyond 10 inches Networked and connected home appliances enable both users and manufacturers to communicate with them via the …