Here’s a great example of what you can build, if you set your mind to it, with the facilities here at rLab. This remote-control robotic cocktail-maker was made from laser cut acrylic, some RGB LEDs, cheap peristaltic pumps and an Arduino. All in a couple of evening’s work. Now sit back and let the robotic bar-tender do the rest…..
Category Archives: RF
Want to know how long the rain is going to last? Simple- pop out to the shed and build yourself a weather satellite antenna from the bits that you can find. [OK – there may be easier ways of finding out, but this looks far more fun!]
Circling above your head the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have satellites constantly broadcasting back data and pictures using APT on ~137MHz. There is nothing to stop you receiving these images yourself and, like Simon, you can build a ‘quadrifilar helicoidal’ antenna with some plumbing supplies and the help of this great online calculator.
Next up? Let’s add a SatNOGS ground station to roof of rLab!
On Saturday 21st September after months of planning and support we finally pulled the day off, about 30 Hackers turned up and I think we achieved some 3 months work in a single day! We’ll have a more official update soon but here’s some pics to get started!
Huge thanks to everyone involved and for making it a great day!