Lumiglass Infinity

Lumiglass Infinity

You’ve seen this trick at your local science museum: Put two mirrors facing each other. The one nearer to you is made to let a little light through. Put lights in between. You see the lights receding off to infinity. We tried the same thing using our Lumiglass signs.  

Introducing Lumiglass

Introducing Lumiglass

We’ve been inventing a new kind of sign.   It’s bright. It’s sharp. It’s efficient, sparing the environment and your electric bill. It’s transparent, if you want it to be. It looks as good from the back as from the front.   But what do we call it?   The research is done. The patents [...]

Lab Coat How-To On Instructables Now!

Lab Coat How-To On Instructables Now!

Want to make your own LED Lab Coat? We posted the how-to on Instructables!  

Autodesk University Lab Coats

Autodesk University Lab Coats

ProtoTank was hired to create two custom lab coats for Carl Bass and Schuyler Schuster at the upcoming Autodesk University. These are images taken from the process. Alex showing off her soldering skills The electronics required quite a bit of handwork More to come when we take them out to Las Vegas!

Amend-O-Matic StampMobile

Amend-O-Matic StampMobile

In late October, ProtoTank pitched in to finish Ben Cohen’s mobile political-commentary Rube Goldberg machine, the StampMobile (as seen in Wired). If you catch it in the wild, be sure to give it a whirl: just snap your dollar into one of the magnetic carts and watch it zoom through the world’s most progressive carousel, [...]

Lumiglass Infinity
Lumiglass Infinity

You’ve seen this trick at your local science museum: Put two mirrors facing each other. The one nearer to you is made to let a little light through. Put lights in between. You see the lights receding off to infinity. We tried the same thing using our Lumiglass signs.  

Introducing Lumiglass
Introducing Lumiglass

We’ve been inventing a new kind of sign.   It’s bright. It’s sharp. It’s efficient, sparing the environment and your electric bill. It’s transparent, if you want it to be. It looks as good from the back as from the front.   But what do we call it?   The research is done. The patents [...]

Lab Coat How-To On Instructables Now!
Lab Coat How-To On Instructables Now!

Want to make your own LED Lab Coat? We posted the how-to on Instructables!  

Autodesk University Lab Coats
Autodesk University Lab Coats

ProtoTank was hired to create two custom lab coats for Carl Bass and Schuyler Schuster at the upcoming Autodesk University. These are images taken from the process. Alex showing off her soldering skills The electronics required quite a bit of handwork More to come when we take them out to Las Vegas!

Amend-O-Matic StampMobile
Amend-O-Matic StampMobile

In late October, ProtoTank pitched in to finish Ben Cohen’s mobile political-commentary Rube Goldberg machine, the StampMobile (as seen in Wired). If you catch it in the wild, be sure to give it a whirl: just snap your dollar into one of the magnetic carts and watch it zoom through the world’s most progressive carousel, [...]

123D Catch Camera Relay Bank
123D Catch Camera Relay Bank

ProtoTank recently completed a custom redesign of the 123D Catch mobile photography booth. This is a system that captures a 3D image with 56 SLR cameras. The booth required a relay board that could fire all 56 cameras in tandem.    Once complete, the catch booth was shipped to Makerfaire New York, and will be [...]

Sphero Racetrack
Sphero Racetrack

Watch live streaming video from makelive at livestream.com Our Sphero racetrack turned heads at the MAKE: Hardware Innovation Workshop, held at Xerox PARC last month. Using Adam and Sam’s adapted control system with Nintendo 360 controllers, players faced off against each other and the clock. (Adam implemented Version 1 of this system at MEGA Startup [...]

Project Anglerfish
Project Anglerfish

The Anglerfish is built from a standard robot kit, designed to push other robots off the table. This one is modified to fight. It has these tweaks: Chassis – inverted for low, condensed center of gravity Wheel servos – repurposed for horizontal motion No IR sensors – just the transmitting LEDs, to lure in opponents [...]

Aqua-Spheros
Aqua-Spheros

Have you ever seen a Sphero swim? We’re working with the Orbotix team to make it possible – and fun. Stay tuned!

Sphero360 Tag
Sphero360 Tag

Adam and a volunteer drive the Spheros with our XBox 360 control system. We’ve also created a ring that allows participants to knock each other off – if they have the skills and mettle. Jake, an onlooking dog, is highly intrigued by the proceedings. This video was taken during an open house at TechShop SF, [...]

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