Instructables: exploring - technology - pneumatic - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 May 2016 03:10:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Vacuum powered fluidic ink "LEDs" and circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Fluidic-Ink-LEDs-and-Circuits/
Vacuum powered fluidic ink "LEDs" and circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6YCU/IMKTOLE7/FNV6YCUIMKTOLE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6YCU/IMKTOLE7/FNV6YCUIMKTOLE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6YCU/IMKTOLE7/FNV6YCUIMKTOLE7.SMALL.jpg novelchip Here I show you how to buildVacuum powered FLUIDIC INK "LEDs" Fluidic "LEDs" work without electricity ! Any source of vacuum is able to power them. For example a syringe !! or a modified bike pump for longer operation fluidic "LEDs" use INK inste...
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:38:25 PDT
3D Printed Check Valve http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Check-Valve/
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By: XYZAidan

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Sun, 6 Mar 2016 18:08:50 PST
Soft Robotic Insole http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robotic-Insole/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 09:57:10 PDT
Pneumatic Actuators - 3D Printed, Air-powered Pushers http://www.instructables.com/id/Pneumatic-Actuators-3D-Printed-Air-powered-Pushers/
Pneumatic Actuators - 3D Printed, Air-powered Pushers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/CYZS/I8ZQZ6UN/F1KCYZSI8ZQZ6UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/CYZS/I8ZQZ6UN/F1KCYZSI8ZQZ6UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/CYZS/I8ZQZ6UN/F1KCYZSI8ZQZ6UN.SMALL.jpg DesktopWorkshop In this Instructable, we'll be going through how to 3D print a piston, create seals using bathroom sealant, and assemble it to produce a working, air-powered actuator that can be used for a variety of projects. These are great for where you want to have moving parts, without extra electronics i.e., ...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:34:13 PDT
Automated Pneumatic Button Pusher http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Pneumatic-Button-Pusher/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:09:58 PDT
Inch Worm Soft Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Inch-Worm-Soft-Robot/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:32:12 PST
SmartMesh - Arduino and Android Controlled Pneumatic Facade http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Autonomous-Pneumatic-Facade/
SmartMesh - Arduino and Android Controlled Pneumatic Facade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/B5AW/HY9Y2B8T/FX8B5AWHY9Y2B8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/B5AW/HY9Y2B8T/FX8B5AWHY9Y2B8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/B5AW/HY9Y2B8T/FX8B5AWHY9Y2B8T.SMALL.jpg ctfreak This project was part of Multimodal Media Madness 2014, hosted by the chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) and the Media Computing Group of RWTH Aachen University. For more Smart Skins, please check this page: http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/m3_ss14During this project, the students were a...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:27:52 PDT
Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pneumatic-Flight-Simulator/
Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HORV/HK6XMQ3F/FFCHORVHK6XMQ3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HORV/HK6XMQ3F/FFCHORVHK6XMQ3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HORV/HK6XMQ3F/FFCHORVHK6XMQ3F.SMALL.jpg dnicky2288 Hello, my name is Dominick Lee. I am a senior in high school who is also a programmer and inventor. I created the  "LifeBeam Flight Simulator" (name of my project) because I wanted to challenge myself and utilize my software and hardware skills. I was able to successfully plan, build, and run my Fli...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:08:10 PDT
Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumatic Flipper - How to http://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-Sumo-Battle-Bot-with-Pneumatic-Flipper-/
Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumatic Flipper - How to - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/AB5F/HDHW4Q1P/F8IAB5FHDHW4Q1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/AB5F/HDHW4Q1P/F8IAB5FHDHW4Q1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/AB5F/HDHW4Q1P/F8IAB5FHDHW4Q1P.SMALL.jpg kmmarlow This Sumo Bot was designed, built, programmed and tested over a 12 week period for one of my final year engineering classes. The aim was to design and build a lightweight fully autonomous sumo fighting robot for an in class Sumo Bot competition. The robot was required to push, lift or flip the oppon...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:30:30 PST
"Arm-y" Ant farm v1.0 - stay in touch with your colony http://www.instructables.com/id/Arm-y-Ant-farm-v10-stay-in-touch-with-your-co/
"Arm-y" Ant farm v1.0 - stay in touch with your colony - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/XWR4/GWF65DQE/F8HXWR4GWF65DQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/XWR4/GWF65DQE/F8HXWR4GWF65DQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/XWR4/GWF65DQE/F8HXWR4GWF65DQE.SMALL.jpg blorgggg Intro and Theory In my research and design, I need to study the behaviors of insects, particularly bees and ants. There are many methods for learning about the actions and procedures of these other forms of life. You can read books and journals, analyze video footage, and even perform experiments. T...
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Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:41:58 PDT
Soft Robots: Making Robot Air Muscles http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robots-Making-Robot-Air-Muscles/
Soft Robots: Making Robot Air Muscles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/KPPF/GZSNYZ6H/FZLKPPFGZSNYZ6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/KPPF/GZSNYZ6H/FZLKPPFGZSNYZ6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/KPPF/GZSNYZ6H/FZLKPPFGZSNYZ6H.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Pneumatic robot air muscles can be easily made using Oogoo. These flexible, silicone artificial muscles have the advantage that they are inexpensive and can be easily molded to fit almost any robot body. The intro pic shows a six segment elbow muscle, a three segment actuator muscle, and a single s...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:44:45 PDT
Pneumatic Claw http://www.instructables.com/id/Pneumatic-Claw/
Pneumatic Claw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/M29V/GS3BBIOA/FXNM29VGS3BBIOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/M29V/GS3BBIOA/FXNM29VGS3BBIOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/M29V/GS3BBIOA/FXNM29VGS3BBIOA.SMALL.jpg biolethal So i had a fairly large air cylinder, a solenoid valve, a bit of boredom and an air compressor. The result? A metal-crushing, comically large pneumatic claw :D  Who wouldn't want one? The claw took me about a day to build, and cost me nothing to build. However, since it is relatively unlikely that ...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2011 20:17:15 PDT
Homemade Magic Lamp Card Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Magic-Lamp-Card-Box/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 16:40:09 PDT
Android-Controlled Pneumatic Cannon Powered By Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Controlled-Pneumatic-Cannon-Powered-By-Ard/
Android-Controlled Pneumatic Cannon Powered By Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/R2GD/GQBCII7Q/F9NR2GDGQBCII7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/R2GD/GQBCII7Q/F9NR2GDGQBCII7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/R2GD/GQBCII7Q/F9NR2GDGQBCII7Q.SMALL.jpg zachrattner Every summer, Qualcomm hosts a Battle of the Schools competition, which gives employees the opportunity to represent their home universities. This year, entries were to be homemade contraptions, and they were judged according to how cool they were perceived to be. Virginia Tech's cannon project tied...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:34:19 PDT
How to make air muscles! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-air-muscles!/
How to make air muscles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/FH9O/F5Y3YRHB/F7JFH9OF5Y3YRHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/FH9O/F5Y3YRHB/F7JFH9OF5Y3YRHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/FH9O/F5Y3YRHB/F7JFH9OF5Y3YRHB.SMALL.jpg Honus I needed to create some actuators for an animatronics project I'm working on. Air muscles are very powerful actuators that work very similar to a human muscle and have a phenomenal strength to weight ratio- they can exert a pulling force up to 400 times their own weight. They will work when twisted ...
By: Honus

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