Wow! Who knew this about glass? Like many engineering materials, glass can take on many different properties depending on how it’s made and it’s composition.
Here are two great videos that demonstrate some engineering properties of glass presented by Jamie Hyneman, and Adam Savage… hopefully you will recognize them! guess who’s a sponsor? A local glass company you may have heard of: Corning! If you have not been to their glass museum, a summer trip is definitely in order. Very interactive and fun for all ages.
Be amazed as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman introduce us to a whole new way of thinking about glass. Learn the history of glass innovation and watch incredible demonstrations of bendable optical fiber and thin, ultra-flexible glass.This is the Glass Age, where materials science is constantly pushing boundaries and creating new possibilities for glass-enabled technology and design. See how glass is shaping the future at www.TheGlassAge.com Presented by Corning.
How do I make my Dobot Magician talk to a VEX Cortex?
It’s called handshaking and it is probably one of the more difficult tasks when working with robots and machines. We use an optical isolator so as not to damage any of the equipment with incompatible voltages, so be sure to see the website for the wiring diagrams. Watch this four minute video to see how it’s done!
We did it! We made a dobot magician talk to another one and make it start. We even added a VEX switch as an input to start the first one. It is easy to do, but one word of caution:
Never connect or disconnect any wires to the dobot while it is powered on; always power it down first. Damage may result!
Ok, now on to the good stuff. If you bought your dobot through InPosition HERE, not only did you get a $100 discount, you get access to the documentation to make this happen for free! just email us! This includes worksheets and wiring diagrams.
Tony Koppers, my senior EDD student has done all of the legwork to make this happen, so special thanks to him!