Kuka Systems: Creating a connected robot factory

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“To build a factory that meets demand for one of the world’s most iconic vehicles, you have to be driven. When KUKA Systems Group built a new factory for Jeep Wrangler bodies, it took advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) to create a highly automated plant built on Microsoft technologies that connects as many as 60,000 devices and robots to a central data-management system. By connecting devices and making the most of data, the company created the Internet of KUKA’s Things — and a fast-lane factory that runs like a top.”

Glowy Zoey LED Halloween Costume version 2.0 Minnie Mouse edition

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“After last year’s costume went absolutely nuts, I had to make a new one that was much, much better. The 2014 version is using digitally addressable LED strips hooked up to an Arduino microcontroller which I programmed (and still learning). It is responsive to sound and has 2 potentiometers and a button in the back of one of the ears for control and a microphone hidden in the front. It has 12 modes and 372 LEDs (124 chips with 3 each).”
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Taking a spin on a real-life hoverhoard

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“Inventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses “magnetic field architecture” to levitate people and objects. Hover engine developer kits are now available on Kickstarter for creatives to float just about anything. Crave’s Stephen Beacham gives the futuristic ride a go.”