Saturday, March 24, 2012

Indian Television shows on YouTube!

Well it seems like YouTube has struck a major deal with various television media houses in India.
I just logged into my YouTube account to find out a new link tab called "TV shows" . What I ended up discovering is a whole archive of Indian TV shows right there infornt of my eyes, any episode from the shows available at the click of a mouse. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The 7th All Japan Robot American Football Tournament (Video)

I came across this really cool and unique robotic sport that's becoming popular in Japan, 'The All Japan Robotic American Football'. 

In this game 5 robots from each team compete with one another to get the ball across the opponents line. These robots are Radio controlled with limited autonomous abilities. Just like in an American Football (Rugby) match the robots dash and wrestle against each other to get to the ball. These robots have dimension and size limitations. Dimensions should not exceed 20cm width, 20cm depth, and it should fit within a rectangular framework of 20cm in height.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Play Angry birds with a real slingshot!

By now most of the people across the planet who have access to the internet have tried their hands on Angry birds, if not you should try it out, its pretty engaging.
But if you are among the ones bored of the same old thing and like something thats closer to the real world then here is something really interesting you can try your hands on.

A guy named 'Simon Ford' who leads an online tools group at ARM, particularly mbed and, a community website which works on enabling rapid prototyping with microcontrollers and taking DIY technology to the next level, developed a really cool device that's  a sling shot that can be actually used to play angry bird on a computer.

The idea for the project started off to show how easy it is to build USB devices using the new mbed NXP LPC11U24, specially designed to built USB devices.