In order to get admitted to MIT do you need to have Physics in your GCE A'Level?

Can you kindle let me know what are the subjects you need to keep in your IGCE O'Level and in GCE A'Level.

Asked by bushra 8 years ago


World's most efficient solar dish? - MIT

A team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students last week successfully tested a prototype of what it says may be the "most cost-efficient solar-power system in the world," revolutionizing global energy production.The 12-foot-wide dish, made of a lightweight frame of thin aluminum tubing and mirror strips, concentrates sunlight by a factor of 1,000, according to the Cambridge, Mass., university. It can create heat intense enough to melt a bar of steel. More from ZDNet

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


I am 15 and i want to get into MIT.I live in Bangladesh(Asia). Answered

Um hey i am really sorry to bother you people but i am really desperate :P   I am 15 years old and i live in Bangladesh (Asia). Currently i am doing my GCE O'Levels from British council Edexcel. I gave three exams in this january: Chemistry,Biology and human biology. In this may i will give Maths B,Pure maths,English and a language which is bengali (my native language) and physics in january 2010 with some of GCE A'Level subjects. I want to be a pharmacist from MIT. I love biology and chemistry but not so fond of physics so, do i need to keep physics in my A'Level? (A'Level is the college form and O'Level is the high school form or GCSE,sorry can't explain properly :( ) From next month i am planning to start my A'Levels: BIology and chemistry AS. I am planning to keep biology,chemistry and maths in my A'Levels. Will you please give me some advice on what i should take and if i really need to keep physics and some preparation for MIT like if i need to do anything else (i know about the SAT and few more things but not sure) Please help. Thank you very much i really appreciate your help.  

Asked by bushra 8 years ago


HOOOOOORRRRAYYYYYYY! (I'M IN!)

OH MY MUFFINS!I'M IN!!!!!!!When I first found out, I was flipping out inside! I told my parents and they went nuts.... I can't believe that I got it. This is literally a dream come true!I've dreamed about going to MIT for oh... *counts* six years now, and my dream has finally (almost!) come true! Holy cow..... Is this real life?Just to make sure:Could this be the truth?Did MIT accept me?Hooray! It is true!

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


MIT opens its academic doors to all online

An MIT education is now just a click awayhttp://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/12/01/an_mit_education_is_now_just_a_click_away/Ever wanted to delve a bit deeper into matrix theory, especially vector spaces and the misunderstood twin enigmas of linear algebra known as eigenvalues and eigenvectors?As sure as every square matrix has a determinant, you are not alone. Now there is a kind of cerebral clearinghouse, accessible without ever setting foot inside MIT's hallowed halls, for those so inclined.On Wednesday, the school celebrated the completion of a six-year initiative to put its entire curriculum online, with all 1,800 undergraduate and graduate courses - lectures, readings, labs, even problem sets and exams - available with just a few clicks and a spirit of scientific curiosity.The initiative, the first of its kind, has been enormously successful, so far attracting some 31 million visitors from nearly every country who are drawn to such classes as Electricity and Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, and Introduction to Algorithms.Lectures and readings from MIT's literature and history courses are also online, but the 20 most popular courses all involve science, economics, or math.High school students and teachers are among the most avid participants, with 15,000 accessing the site each month. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a website, called Highlights for High School, that is tailored to their interests.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Yes Men talk at MIT - 10/26/09

The Yes Men are speaking at MIT next Monday, October 26th, in the Bartos Theater in the Media Lab (E15, on Ames St).  Wish I could pop over, but it's a long trip - if you get to go, share your thoughts. Why do you want to see this talk?  From the posting: The Yes Men have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thriftstore suits, The Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world. The Yes Men were featured in the documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World, which won the Panorama Audience Award at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. 

Posted by canida 8 years ago


MIT Open-couseware Helps Physics Professor Become a Web Star

Open-courseware is helping some MIT professors gain much deserved recognition. While I never took a class from Walter Lewin, I did watch a Nobel laureate (before he won the prize!) ride that same rocket-powered tricycle across the stage of 26-100 (I wrote a little bit about that here in a comment).At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web StarCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Walter H. G. Lewin, 71, a physics professor, has long had a cult following at M.I.T. And he has now emerged as an international Internet guru, thanks to the global classroom the institute created to spread knowledge through cyberspace.Professor Lewin's videotaped physics lectures, free online on the OpenCourseWare of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have won him devotees across the country and beyond who stuff his e-mail in-box with praise."Through your inspiring video lectures i have managed to see just how BEAUTIFUL Physics is, both astounding and simple," a 17-year-old from India e-mailed recently.Steve Boigon, 62, a florist from San Diego, wrote, "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes."Professor Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits. He is part of a new generation of academic stars who hold forth in cyberspace on their college Web sites and even, without charge, on iTunes U, which went up in May on Apple's iTunes Store.In his lectures at ocw.mit.edu, Professor Lewin beats a student with cat fur to demonstrate electrostatics. Wearing shorts, sandals with socks and a pith helmet -- nerd safari garb -- he fires a cannon loaded with a golf ball at a stuffed monkey wearing a bulletproof vest to demonstrate the trajectories of objects in free fall.He rides a fire-extinguisher-propelled tricycle across his classroom to show how a rocket lifts off.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


The "No-Fly List" makes us LESS secure

Published May 16, 2002, The Carnival Booth paper demonstrates how our security measures like the No-Fly List make our flights very insecure. ...In this paper, we show that since CAPS uses profiles to select passengers for increased scrutiny, it is actually less secure than systems that employ random searches. In particular, we present an algorithm called Carnival Booth that demonstrates how a terrorist cell can defeat the CAPS system.....

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


San Diego Fab Lab Open House and Fab Fest

Dear Friends,Please join us on Saurday, November 22ndfrom 9 am 'til 1 pm --The Heads On Fire :: Fab Lab is the first of the MIT Fab Labs to appear on the west coast, and is located in San Diego.We will be holding an Open House event to engage the community in innovation and creation using the Fab Lab tools, which will be set up at the market and available for use. Bring your kids, your family, your crafty friends!We will be one block from the Lab's usual location at the fantastic City Heights Farmers Market. Local MAKERS, INVENTORS, ARTISTS and DESIGNERS will be demonstrating and sharing things they've made.If YOU are interested in displaying something you have made, there is still time to get involved.Come out, participate, and SHARE YOUR CREATIONS. We will have free space to display your works. Your ideas can help get the community involved! Inspire kids and makers-to-be!Please let us know if you are interested in displaying and participating :: Contact Fabiola@headsonfire.org The Open House and Fab Fest will be located at:4440 Wightman St(On Wightman between 44th St & Highland Ave)San Diego, CA 92105Directions:http://www.yelp.com/map/city-heights-farmers-market-san-diegoThe Fab Lab is a high-tech digital fabrication laboratory equipped with the tools to make almost anything. Whether you are a tech wizard or a newcomer, you can use this accessible set-up to flex your invention muscle. Serving kids, adults, tinkerers, inventors, designers and learners.Lab BlogLab Blog

Posted by heads on fire fab lab 9 years ago


Anyone Know anything about MIT?

If someone who, say, had been out of high school for a while, lived in Canada and wanted to go back to school, would anyone know how to go about getting admitted full time to MIT? like if I wanted to go to MIT I have no post secondary education and live in Canada...... is there any way to prove myself and get in?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


MIT FEE (Freshman Evaluation Essay)[edited]

Hey!I'm just curious, is anyone else here taking the FEE?I'm about 3/4 of the way through the reading, and hope to finish the first essay today.editYES! I PASSED!(Image from MIT)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 9 years ago


Why is MIT license not offered among the available licenses on Instructables?

Hi folks, why is MIT license not listed in the available licenses for instructables? It seems to be a very popular license for open source software development projects, I found a modified version which covers hardware as well.. Any specific reason why it's not available? What's the most popular license around here? Thanks and Regards, Stefan

Asked by systdist 10 months ago


Free undergraduate EE course from MIT

MIT is starting up a free online courses  program called MITx.  The first one they're doing is their basic Circuits & Electronics course, 6.002x.  It is being presented in an "experimental prototype form".  It starts March 5, 2012, and runs through June 12. What an opportunity!  I'm taking this for sure.  It requires a lot of math that I don't know, but either I will muddle through without it, or learn as much as I can and then drop out when it gets too far beyond my level.  Either way it's a huge win.  I'm also trying to organize or join a study group at my local hackerspace.

Posted by rachel 6 years ago


MIT Electronic Research Society

Hey!If you're around on Friday Nights, come to MITERS!We have build parties every Friday from 7:30 on, at N52-115.We're a bunch of students with a penchant for inventionWho run this complete machine shop, EE lab, and creative haven, with lots of space for large projects.Everything goes, from motorcycles to electronic clothing, with a good helping of logic, lasers, microcontrollers and motors.Instructables itself came out of MITERS!Here's our instructables group.Here's our website.Here's our location.

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


MIT Unveils 90 mph Solar Racer

A solar-powered car that can go 90 mph? Sweet!MIT's latest solar race car might look like a funky Ikea table with a hump, but don't laugh. It'll do 90 mph and is packed with technology that may end up in the hybrids and EVs the rest of us will soon be driving.The university's Solar Electric Vehicle Team, the oldest such team in the country, unveiled the $243,000 carbon-fiber racer dubbed Eleanor on Friday and is shaking the car down to prepare for its inaugural race later this year."It drives beautifully," said George Hansel, a freshman physics major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the team. "It's fun to drive and quite a spectacle."Eleanor is slated to compete in the tenth World Solar Challenge, a seven-day race across nearly 2,000 miles of Australian outback. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


HOORAY! MIT!

So I'm a bit late getting around to this, but last week I pretty much had the best pi day ever. MIT, being who they are, celebrated pi day by releasing admission decisions on pi day. This year, since it's the class of '15, they posted them at exactly 9:26pm (3/14, '15, 9:26). The entire day seemed to inch by soo slowly... the suspense killed me. Having been deferred from early action, I didn't want to be too hopeful, but how can you not be? MIT was my number one, but it was a complete reach. So at 9 that night, I was with some friends celebrating pi day (and preemptively celebrating our MIT rejection/acceptance.) By the time 9:26 came around... the servers had been DDoS'd. How anti-climatic... :P 15 minutes later of constant refreshing on my phone, and I finally got a page with text. For those of you who haven't had the experience, many colleges post decisions online: you can't gauge your acceptance on the size of the envelope anymore. Instead, you stare at a letter on the screen for 30 seconds, frantically skimming for some key word that reveals the answer. My jaw dropped as soon as I realized it. There was a moment of disbelief, however; I quickly tried to read as much as possible to make sure I understood correctly. I GOT IN! What followed was a blur, comprised mostly of frantic congrats, high-fives, hugs, texts, calls, facebook updates, and pi-themed-cupcakes-in-the-face. (blasphemous pastries, I know)  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I did, however, completely forget to post the news HERE! I know I haven't participated much in the community in the last few years, but before that, Instructables was huge in getting me interested in everything. There's just way too many awesome people doing awesome things. Heck, when I met Muffin, and saw him get into MIT, I had no idea that in 3 years we'd be starting a company together.  So yeah. I've been really excited recently. There are so many ideas I've wanted to instructablize recently... but haven't really had the time. (The time machine doesn't work that well yet either). Although I haven't posted or commented, I've still been lurking a bit :-) [img]

Posted by zachninme 7 years ago


So I am in the Cambridge (Boston) Area, What to Do?

Hey y'all, missed your resident Texan? Probably not... Anyways I'm starting my freshman college year by spending a semester at Harvard, attending Harvard Extension School. I've got (for now) a nice helping of free time. Any recommendations on places to go, people to see? MIT open build nights still alive and kickin'? Once I draw up a nice Ibles Robot, expect some images of him making appearances all across the Harvard campus.  Thanks! Kent

Posted by KentsOkay 7 years ago


Mouseless - Pranav Mistry

I want to make a prototype like this one - http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/mouseless/ - To anyone who makes it, please include links of online stores from where I  can buy the things needed. :) Thanks.

Posted by umanghome 6 years ago


Eric Wilhelm wins TR35 Innovation Award

Sharing your projects and ideas on Instructables is now officially a Big Idea. Eric just won the TR35 award for top innovators under 35 from MIT's Technology Review magazine for his work with Instructables; check out the press release below, and read about the other winners.I'm pretty psyched to be part of this site, as we're clearly doing something exciting and important -- it's especially neat to be an early adopter with the power to change the way society works.-- ChristyProject-Sharing Website Creator Named Top Young InnovatorSan Francisco, CA - August 19, 2008 -- Eric Wilhelm has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35 for creating Instructables.com, the Internet's #1 project-sharing website.Instructables.com began as a way for Eric to document his engineering work and grad-school kitesurfing projects, and has evolved into a world-wide hub for documenting and sharing creative projects. The site's simple, elegant step-by-step format provides an intuitive platform that allows anyone to publish their project, complete with pictures, text, and embedded video.In a world of mass-produced culture, hand-making and personalizing is experiencing a resurgence, and people everywhere are reviving classic skills and technologies. Instructables is the hub of this movement, providing a social and interactive environment to demonstrate amazing projects and ideas. The site dramatically lowers the barrier to sharing projects, enabling crafters, modders, engineers, artists, cooks, bicyclists, and techies to gather and share their work freely, and where cross-pollination is actively encouraged."Everyone wants to be a creator, not just a consumer," Eric explains. "We bring passionate people together to learn from each other. Instructables makes it cool to be smart." Instructables is also a valuable educational resource. Parents and teachers rely on Instructables as a source of project ideas, and students maintain their personal portfolios at the site. By coupling old-fashioned tinkering with thoughtful discussion and long-distance collaboration, Instructables has begun to revolutionize learning and innovation.Eric Wilhelm and the other TR35 winners for 2008 will be featured in the September issue of Technology Review magazine and honored at the EmTech08 Conference. "The TR35 honors young innovators for accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it," said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review magazine, "We celebrate their success and look forward to their continued advancement of technology in their respective fields."About Eric Wilhelm:Eric earned his SB, SM, and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where he developed methods to print electronics and micro-electromechanical systems using nanoparticles. He co-founded Squid Labs, an innovation and design partnership, and a number of Squid Labs spin-off companies including Potenco, producing a human-powered generator for cell phones and laptops; Makani, an energy company seeking to harness high-altitude wind; OptiOpia, developing low-cost portable vision-testing and lens-fabricating devices; and Instructables, a collaborative how-to site that helps people document and share a process or skill. See Eric's How To Start A Business Instructable for the more detailed story.About Instructables.com:Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. Started in August 2005, Instructables provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 14,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking.About Technology Review, Inc.:Technology Review, Inc., an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the authority on the future of technology, identifying emerging technologies and analyzing their impact for leaders. Technology Review's media properties include Technology Review magazine, the oldest technology magazine in the world (founded in 1899); the daily news website TechnologyReview.com; and events such as the annual EmTech Conference at MIT. ContactsFor Instructables:Christy Canida, 510-931-5622press (at) instructables (dot) comFor Technology Review:Sarah Mees, 978-208-1499press (at) technologyreview (dot) com More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by canida 9 years ago


AHHHHHHHHHHH! MIT Early Action Results Soon!!!

AHHHHHHH! I'M SO NERVOUS! MIT is releasing their decision for Early Action applicants at 12 noon today X_X. My hands are shaking and I can't think straight. I thought early action was supposed to be a good thing, but all it does is make the applicant crazy the last few hours before the results are posted.... Sigh..... Perhaps I just need a haiku: Today is the day MIT is amazing Please can I get in?

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


MIT team designs plane that uses 70% less fuel

Planes use a massive amount of fuel to move passengers and cargo around the world. A new design from an MIT team could cut this fuel usage by 70%. This is great news and would make flights cheaper and pump out a lot less carbon. The bad news is that air traffic is expected to double in the next 30 years and the earliest these designs would be in the air is 2035. MIT designed their D-series as a 180 passenger aircraft meant to replace the domestic 737 market. Conventional airplanes utilize a single fuselage design, while the D-series uses two partial tubular shapes placed beside each other — which accounts for the bubble nickname. The plane utilizes a host of technological advances to decrease its fuel consumption. It has thinner longer wings and a smaller tail and engine placement at the rear of the plane instead of on the wings. All of these features account for part of the reduction in fuel usage. MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Instructables Build Day at MIT CPW

Couldn't make it to the last Instructables Show & Tell, Build Night, or Maker Faire? Host your own - it's easy!I just got a note from Amanda at Simmons Hall at MIT, who held an Instructables build day during Campus Preview Weekend. It looks like they had fun, and made some awesome stuff!Here's what Amanda has to say:A few weeks ago the Simmons Hall dormitory hosted an Instructables event at MIT geared towards welcoming the incoming class of 2012. As part of Campus Preview Weekend, we wanted to communicate the culture at MIT and my co-chair Marcella and I thought doing some instructables would be a great way to show that. We enjoy doing really hands-on and creative things in our spare time that span a huge range of talents and knowledge, and this knowledge is communal and we want to share it!We set up a few stations in our dining hall for a few different instructables, including bleach design tees and packing tape decals, and we had a great turn out... We've been getting really positive feedback from the original event and we're going to be doing it again during Orientation in late August.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


What would you make with a desktop CNC milling machine

The MTM Snap is an open source CNC desktop milling machine designed at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The frame, milling head and bed are milled from 1/2" HDPE and are designed to snap together around the other required hardware for fast and easy construction. It's designed primarily for use manufacturing PCBs but the project site lists waxes and plastics as other materials that it can be used to machine. I've been given one to play with, if YOU had access to one, what would you use it to make?

Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago


Scientific Grandstanding at MIT

Witricity at MIT.Am I missing something here? It's a transformer. This is how my wife sonicare charges.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


MIT Preview Weekend

Hi! My brother got into MIT and is going to the preview weekend. He said there is an instructables pimp your flash drive thing in one of the dorms. Who from instructables will be there?

Posted by zjharva 10 years ago


MIT Students Create Self-Driving Car

It says that the grand prize is 2 million dollars!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


Crowdfunding campaign MAKER @MIT | #FromMakerToEntrepreneur

Dear MAKERs community!My name is Dmitrii, I am also known for the Grow It Yourself (GIY) projectToday I launch the crowdfunding campaign #FromMakerToEntrepreneurThe campaign is aimed to raise funds for EDUCATION @MIT I strongly believe that this huge community that we have built together can have an impact! The support & share is truly appreciatedhttps://www.gofundme.com/FromMakerToEntrepreneur/Thank YOU in advance!

Posted by dymonxd 10 days ago


MIT Glass Lab webcams

Neat stuff from the glassblowing labs at MIT! One of the greatest living glassblowers, Lino Tagliapietra, is working in the MIT glass Lab this week, so they've installed 3 webcams for anyone who wants to watch him work.  You'll also see lots of classes and other neat stuff. Check out the live webcast here.

Posted by canida 7 years ago


MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I'm thirteen now and i want to go to MIT when I grow up and currently am about to next year go to Central High School in Philadelphia and is there anybody here that went to Central and went to MIT after and was it really really hard or was it hard but possible and did you have any time to do normal things besides schoolwork? Thank a lot

Posted by lightpacker 10 years ago


Intro to MITERS

Here's a nice introductory video for MITERS, the MIT club that Eric, Tim Anderson, and the Squid Labs team used as their clubhouse/home base for building awesome things while at MIT.  Looks like people are still learning new things, and making good use of the tools and shop space.

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Tesla Coil Hat

Tyler Christensen, or christensent of MITERS, the MIT Electronic Research Society, took a more high-voltage approach to Halloween this year.  He made this awesome dual resonant solid state tesla coil (DRSSTC) hat! Last year he was responsible for the "Build a Fusion Reactor" Instructable.  This year, his likeness to a mad scientist seems to be increasing!  How long before we see him splice a tesla coil and a human?! More info on his blog: tc-engineering

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 6 years ago


24C3 Hacking DNA - A Lecture

Drew Endy, of MIT's Biological Engineering department, gives a lecture on hacking the only thing that is (for now) un-hackable: Us.The talk's all about the frontier on Biological Engineering, in particular DNA programming. Essentially, they're starting to develop abstraction levels for DNA programming, building modular components analogous to those used by mechanical or electrical engineers. Endy speculates that eventually, this will develop into a viable, hackable, source for materials and components that could be used by everyday hackers. I found this incredible, but mostly awesome! What do you think?

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Hacked Road Signs

This may be one of the greatest pranks I've heard of in a while.We see them everywhere these days, digital signs by the side of the road telling us about road conditions or that we should prepare to stop or that our local bridge might be closed next Tuesday from noon to midnight. And if you're like me, you've always just assumed that the message on the signs is legitimate and properly authorized.But what if the sign, instead of reading something like "Ice Ahead" was flashing the message, "Zombies Ahead"?It's true that in San Francisco or a few other cities, such a sign could be put up by local transportation officials to warn people of an impending zombie march, but even in those places, the more likely explanation would be that the sign was hacked.And if you're in the Boston area and saw signs hacked in this way, there's always a decent chance it was done by students from MIT.According to the blog i-hacked.com, some programmable road signs are easily messed with, largely because they often have unlocked instrument panels, a text-entry system that is easily accessed, and are often protected with uncomplicated, or unchanged default passwords. That's some of the text from an article on cnet, here. I love what the hackers did with the text. :-)

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


Is it possible to send text from Android to Raspberry pi using MIT App Inventor via wifi ?

I've been working on a project and I need my Raspberry pi to be connected with my android phone(wireless) so that I can send a command from Android to Pi, to control its GPIO pins. I know it is possible via Bluetooth but I need a greater range and wifi will be the perfect connection. Thanks in advance.  

Asked by AGTx 2 years ago


Come to MITERS!

Hey!If you're around Boston on Friday Nights, come to MITERS, the MIT Electronic Research Society.We have build parties every Friday from 7:30 on, at N52-115.This week, the idea is clothes-hacking. We've got all the supplies, including conductive thread!We're a bunch of students with a penchant for inventionWho run this complete machine shop, EE lab, and creative haven, with lots of space for large projects.Everything goes, from motorcycles to electronic clothing, with a good helping of logic, lasers, microcontrollers and motors.Instructables itself came out of MITERS!Here's our instructables group.Here's our website.Here's our location.

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


In Boston?

Hey!If you're around on Friday Nights, come to MITERS!We have build parties every Friday from 7:30 on, at N52-115.We're a bunch of students with a penchant for inventionWho run this complete machine shop, EE lab, and creative haven, with lots of space for large projects.Everything goes, from motorcycles to electronic clothing, with a good helping of logic, lasers, microcontrollers and motors.Instructables itself came out of MITERS!Here's our instructables group.Here's our website.Here's our location.

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Here're some primers for basic techniques in the machine workshop.

I've posted this link elsewhere on 'ibbles, I make no apology for that, just spreadin' the knowledge :-)Covers the basics of workshop practice courtesy of MIT robotics lab. It's quite dry, but I bet these guys really let go at the weekend.Robot delivery roomEnjoy!

Posted by bosherston 9 years ago


PS3 programming course @ MIT

MIT has a playstation 3 programming course: Learn and Compete in Programming the PLAYSTATION3 Cell Processor This course is a brand new IAP 2007 class offering open to all MIT students (undergraduates and graduates). Students will spend several weeks learning about new multicore architectures and parallel programming patterns, and will design and implement projects to run directly on the new PLAYSTATION3 consoles. The course will culminate in an exciting competition at the end of IAP, and prizes will be awarded to the best projects. The course will give students hands on experience in parallel programming in an exciting and relevant context.All the course materials (lectures etc.) are online. If you were curious about programming the CELL processor, this looks like a great intro...Access the course here

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago


Ein deutsches Arduino Tutorial - 8 LED Lauflicht

Hallo, ich habe hier http://www.machzin.de/portfolio/lauflicht-mit-8-leds-und-arduino/ ein deutsches Tutorial geschrieben. Beschrieben wird ein Lauflicht mit 8 LEDs, einem Schieberegister und einem Arduino Board.

Posted by knuppel 5 years ago



Boston-Area Show & Tell at MITERS, November 2!

If you're in the Boston area, get your projects ready- MITERS is hosting a fall Show & Tell! What: Fall Show & TellWhen: 7:30pm, Friday, November 2007Where: MITERS - the MIT Electronic Research Society N52-115, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA Behind the MIT MuseumBring: Friends, snacks, (non-alcoholic) beverages, and your projects to show off!RSVP: to stars (at) mit (dot) eduBack when we were at MIT, the founders of Instructables and Squid Labs hung out at MITERS. It's a great place, full of creative nerds who love to build things, share them with others, and teach what they know.Drop by for the Show and Tell, and bring your projects and ideas, some snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic- this is the MIT campus), your friends and family (kids welcome, but keep an eye on them- this is a functional shop), and lots of enthusiasm! Halloween projects are perfect for Show & Tell, and you've got an excuse to wear your costume again! The DIY Halloween contest ends on November 4, so take a few shots and post your entries. Remember we're accepting pictures and videos as well as full Instructables!We're sending along some special limited-edition Halloween Robot stickers, too- make sure to grab one!

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Awesome Laser Camera

Another innovation from the folks at MIT! This camera can see around corners!  Via BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11544037

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


How to have sensor input data into Raspberry Pi and display the responses into smartphone?

I want to create a project which allows feedback from the sensors is sent to the smartphone via internet (cloud). for example, using a PIR sensor for detecting movement of people, if human movement is detected, the display on the phone application will display the Yes (Green) and vice versa. I'll build the application using MIT App Inventor for Android. I also use the Raspberry Pi.

Asked by FarhanJ 2 years ago


Boston Skillshare: this weekend at the MIT Stata Center

For the Boston-area folks, this looks like fun -- it's a skillshare weekend full of workshops on everything from drag king performance to moped restoration to embroidery to electronics to home brewing. from the Boston Skillshare website:what it is:the boston skillshare is an annual donation-based weekend event that brings people together to share practical skills. we aim to create a temporary space for people to share practical skills, which help us to live happily, creatively and sustainably. the emphasis is on action over theory, participation over talk. we want to live with enthusiasm, so let us learn with vigor!when and how:this year, we'll be at MIT's Stata Center (32 vassar street) in cambridge on saturday and sunday, april 5 & 6 from 11am - 6:30pm. $3-10 sliding scale donation and/or volunteer to help.List of workshops here.

Posted by reno_dakota 10 years ago


Instructables User Survey

Hey Everybody, Some friends of ours over at MIT have some questions about your participation on Instructables. Help them out by taking this short survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGdiOGdvZldTSjNzZk9VZGVNNVlpbGc6MA#gid=0 Thanks!

Posted by randofo 6 years ago


a Great LED project idea!

 Some students at MIT made an incrediable pop up book with LEDs! I have little knowledge with working with them, though someone else could run with it! Here is the video:  http://www.tinyurl.com/LEDpopup

Posted by beauwalker23 8 years ago



Arduino + Wifishield + buzzer + hc sr04

Hey, i started a project, i will explain it: i will try to measure a distance mit an arduino and a hc sr04 and sending the distance information to an monitor/pc/smartphone. Has anyone done something like this yet? thanks for helping.

Posted by MaximilianS2 2 years ago


Build Party, 3/7/08

Projects from march seventh, 2008. The MIT Electronic Research Society does it again! Michael chops his bike! Amy makes a passive-dynamic walker! Two fluid dynamics grad students in a homemade-boat competition! Welding! The new lathe tools in action!

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Let's Make a Mini MIT Cheetah - (Prototype)

Hello Everybody,  I am Ayush from India.  I am Building a Mini MIT Cheetah Robot Just Similar as the Big one.  Will Fewer Functions due to Size. I will be using a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero as a Motherboard and Micro Servos for Leg Motion. I have Studied the Very most Videos of MIT Cheetah Robot and i am very much Inspired ! But Due to Lack of a Team and Financial Back Support ,  i am lacking in building it... I will 3D Print Out most of the Parts and Just Before the Final protoType I will Offer Every Hacker / Programmer/ Developer / Student / Enthusiast to Bring his/ Her own Cheetah to Life! This will be a Very Long Development Proccess as we will have to add most of the Features! Facial Detection, Push Sensors, Touch Sensors, Motion Sensors, Gyro , Accelerometer, Ultra sound Sensor. and We will make some Cool Algorithms too!  The Plus Point will be that Until i come to my Final Prototype i will stop using the Modules but will make an Complete Pcb!  Therefore The Size will Reduce! My Design Planing for now is length 15cm - 25cm But will try to make it more smaller! All I Need is a Team and Financial Support! I Have Attached my Very Basic Start Prototype Design! :) Get Involved or Support by   Contacting me Through: LINE App ( Mobile) - My User ID - 'ayushtech' E-Mail - hobbyists.stop@gmail.com Thank You, Ayush Always Love the Instructables Community!

Posted by Ayush Sharma 2 years ago