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The Hacks of Mr. Robot : How to Hack Bluetooth

Welcome back, my novice hackers! Episode 6 of Mr. Robot has come and gone and, as usual, it did not disappoint. Once again, our hero, Elliot, has used his extraordinary intellect and hacking skills to awe and inspire us. In this episode, Elliot is being blackmailed by the ru ...more

News : 50 FREE Papercraft Robot Downloads

One of the greatest things about the internet? Free papercraft downloads. Enjoy Botropolis' collection of 50 fun robots. Just download, print, and assemble. My top ten favorites below. Wall-E. Robocop. Optimus Prime. R2-D2. The Terminator. Poseable Toy Robot. Retro Bot. Godzi ...more

HowTo : Build a Dancing Robot in Ten Minutes

Though named "Walker," this robot doesn't really ambulate so much as shimmy. Which, to tell the truth, is fine by us. Lots of gross things walk. Only cute things dance. Bot builder Randy Sarafan explains his motivation: My goal with Walker Bot was to make a 4-legged walking ...more

The Hacks of Mr. Robot : How to Hide Data in Audio Files

Welcome back, my hacker apprentices! A you know, Mr. Robot is my favorite TV show this year, and not just for the realistic hacking. Rami Malek, the actor who plays Elliot, is incomparable in his depiction of a young man with social anxiety who is alienated from a superficial ...more

How To : Make a working "robot" model hand

In this four-part science tutorial, learn how to make a model of a hand that works like a real hand: with tendons that move the fingers. This is a great tool to teach kids the body's inner workings. Part 1 includes an introduction and parts 2-4 include the step-by-step instruc ...more

How To : Make a robot out of household items

This do it yourself robot can be made out of many materials you can find around your house. You'll need a few special non household items, such as an arduino and a class 3 laser. However, once you assemble everything correctly, you can make a sentry robot inspired by the robot ...more

HowTo : Build a Robot That Will Clean Your House

Cheaper (and perhaps cuter) than a maid, the simple scrub bot is easy and cheap to make: "This state of the art cleaning robot is great at polishing floors and shining glass tables (provided that you soap it up first). It also disperses small particulates evenly across your f ...more

The Hacks of Mr. Robot : How to Send Ultra-Secure Emails

Welcome back, my nascent hackers! Although my favorite TV show, Mr. Robot, had completed its first season already, I have not completed demonstrating the hacks that Elliot used in the show. (By the way, I can't wait for season 2!) In several episodes, Elliot was seen sending ...more

How To : Make miniature robots

Check out this Make Magazine segment on building mini robots. Then you can move onto huge ones like Big Dog! John Park builds some lively and inexpensive miniature robots. Starting with a simple vibrabot made from a scrub brush, John assembles a solar junkbot and a slightly m ...more

How To : Make a bristlebot (toothbrush robot, get it?)

The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun. The BristleBot is our take on the popular vibrobot, a simple category of robot that is controlled by a single vibrating (eccentric) ...more

How To : Make a small robot gripper out of household items

A perfect project for the budding roboticist in you! This video shows you how to make a small robot gripper using basic household items. Press the button and make the robot's come together! You will need: a small blow torch or butane lighter, a glue gun, a dremel or rotary too ...more

How To : Make a light sensing robot

Mousey the junk bot is a light sensing robot made out of an old computer mouse. Bre Pettis of Make Magazine goes over how the pieces are installed and talks about some mistakes that he wishes he could have avoided. This project requires a drill, a dremel, and soldering skills.

How To : Make a robot car

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a robot car. To start, you will need to prepare the sensors by placing in the pins and soldering. After this, you will need to connect the wires to these and solder them into the correct places. Use a map to find the correct placement for ...more

News : No-Fail Robot Catcher Astounds

This amazing ball catching robot named TOTO (Tracking of Thrown Objects) has been built to speed up "fully automated production systems...where parts will be transported between workstations by robotic throwing and catching". I'd love to see multiples of this robot in action, ...more

News : Mod old cell phones into robot spiders

Arachnophilia and technosexuals rejoice. This whimsical, skittering robot takes only 5 minutes of tinkering. This simple toy is made possible with a bit of solder, AAA battery, copper wire and an old mobile phone's vibrating motor. Like the EvilMadScientist's Bristlebot, this ...more

How To : Fold an origami crane with the DaVinci robot

Learn how to origami a crane with this demonstration by a Japanese surgeon. Watch as he makes origami with the DaVinci robot, a surgical tool powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The surgeon’s hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into precis ...more

How To : Build a simple solar rope-shimmying robot spy toy

If you want to become a great robotics engineer, then you need to start out small, and this robot is a great first-time project. It's the simplest kind of robot, with only one motor and a gear box, but it moves really interesting, capable of shimmying across a rope. You can se ...more

How To : Create teenie tiny solar insect robots

Create teenie tiny solar robots with Bre Pettis of Make Magazine. Learn to make little teeny tiny robots called beambots that are powered by the sun! One of the great things about these little solar powered bots is that you can make them from scavenged materials. Use parts fro ...more

How To : Model a mech robot in Maya

Jason Welsh shows you how to model a mech robot in Maya. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 45 minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the veoh.com page for the full WMP tutorial.

How To : Do Michael Jackson's "robot pop" dance move

In this clip, you will learn an extremely impressive pop n lock inspired dance move from Michael Jackson. This "robot pop" is used in many of MJ's dances and creates an extremely cool effect. If you think you can control your body very carefully, then check this clip out and p ...more

How To : Make an edible robot

A five minute film on how to make your own edible robot. Edible robotics is an exciting new field of research into robots as food and prey. This research was supported by Robo250, the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, the Mattress Factory and MAYA Design, Inc.

News : Japanese "Precision Walk" Like Robots

This Japanese "Precision Walk" contest has such an extreme military regime vibe, these kids would put even the Nazis to shame. If you like this, don't miss South Korea's equally impressive display of audience synchronization. Previously, The Brain-Defying Human LCD Screen.

How To : Build a Swashbot robot

This is a three part video on how to make a swashbot robot. Check it out! Part 1 of 3 - How to Build a Swashbot robot. Part 2 of 3 - How to Build a Swashbot robot. Part 3 of 3 - How to Build a Swashbot robot.

News : Robot Unicorn Attack

Robot Unicorn Attack It's a very small flash game from adultswim that's like nothing else you've ever played. http://games.adultswim.com/robot-unicorn-attack-twitchy-online-game.html Unimpressed by the image, right? That's a typical reaction. Once you play it though, here is ...more

How To : Perform a hysterectomy with a da Vinci robot

This medical how-to video details a robotic assisted hysterectomy in a patient with early stage endometrial/uterine cancer. Anatomy of the pelvis and the technique of a robotic hysterectomy is demonstrated. Watch and learn the surgical techniques used to performed a robotic hy ...more

How To : Do the robot dance

The robot dates all the way back to the early eighties... some even say late seventies. They key to learning the robot dance is to only move one muscle at a time. Learn how to do this old school dance move with help from an expert. Cedric Turner has been a professional hip-ho ...more

News : LEGO Robot Can Solve 100×100x100 Rubik's Cubes

MultiCuber achieves another world's first: the timed relay solve of 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Rubik's cubes. We've seen quite a few speedy rubik's cube solvers on WonderHowTo. However, this robot (built entirely out of a LEGOs) uses an algorithm that can can solve a cube ...more

How To : Morph a human skull into a Terminator robot

Terminator Salvation is the fourth film out in theaters right now, starring Christian Bale as John Connor, the near-leader of the Resistance, and Sam Worthington as Marcus Wright, a mysterious new prototype robot, a one-of-a-kind. It also has a cameo of Arnold Schwarzenegger i ...more

How To : Build a beam bot twin motor robot base

This robot is BEAM bot inspired. First we build up the Motor Drive, an excellent and cheap Robot Bot-Base. We start with the Tamiya kit, get it going, then strap on a battery and a drag wheel, center the drag wheel. Tape it all in place with bright yellow tape and make a BEAM ...more

How To : Build a robot that scribbles on paper

This video explains how to build a robot with the basic ability to scribble on paper. The narrator gives website addresses for more examples on completed robots and various information on the subject. The Robot is built using a plastic cups and wooden sticks for legs and suppo ...more

How To : Make toy robot scorpions

This scorpion toy was constructed by Make Magazine with a Twitchie Robot Kit. If you're afraid of real life scorpions this friendly toy might help you get used to them. His plush body is made from some fabric aiming to make him look like an Arizona bark scorpion, which are tan ...more

How To : Build a mousebot robot from make magazine

Herbie the Mousebot is a very quick, easy-to-build, light-chasing robot kit, perfect for beginners. This little robot is so quick, you have to run to keep up with him! This is from make magazine. MAKE brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE ...more

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