Tech Talk Live Maker Show #19

Tech Talk Live Maker Show with Eric  #19 March 23 2015. This week we cover the weekly news from the #Maker and #Tech world. As well we cover some big news for the MKme Community as a whole.

Here is the live broadcast video:

Here are the show notes/links to the content discussed this week:

Tech News:

Tek Thing Channel:

Jibo Personal Robot:

Boston Dynamics Montage:

SXSW 3D Printing- Big part of the show

Computers understanding pictures:

Viewer Challenge- What are you Making???

Arduino Servo project:

Bitcoin Mining:

Arduino Clock:
3D Printer News/Projects:

100X faster 3D Printing:

MakerBot Innovation Centres:


From the Community:

The Hacksmith- Repairing the laser:

Arduino SD card tutorial:

Cyclops 101″ FPV/UAV

Mini Quad FPV

Arduino Temp Sensors in paralell:

Building Prototypes:

Building Enclosures:

Toms Pi Project:

APRS with cheap module:

DreamCast Portable Build:

Augmented Reality Neat:


Tech Tip of the week:

Bad capacitors are almost always the problem!

Closing Thoughts-

Deaf people hear for the first time:


Work on the InMoov Robot Arm

Did some work on the InMoov 3D printed robotic arm recently.  I had been meaning to get around to fixing a servo issue I have had since I initially assembled the arm.  Basically for my setup- I need to ensure all servos stop before their limits to avoid buring them out.

I concluded some time ago that this particular arm would not be suited for assembly into the entire robot build (which I’m not sure I will do yet).  The arm has a few pieces with strength and quality concerns so I decided I would use it exclusively for my DIY brain/robot interface project.  The arm and brain interface may work out well for a DIY medical recovery/training type tool or some other application.

Here is the video of my servo adjustment.  Some fingers have some travel issues but the adjustments in the code prevent any harm to the servos as a result.