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Pilot View FPV 2400" Realtime First Person Video Camera

PilotViewFPV offers a breakthrough in the way you fly radio controlled aircraft. With this system you will be flying from the cockpit of your own model! Camera with transmitter weighs only 35 grams (1.24 ounces)! Have you ever dreamed of climbing into the cockpit with the Blue Angels? Well, now you can! The PilotViewFPV system was designed for use in radio controlled model aircraft, but that is only the beginning as far as possible uses. PilotViewFPV may be used in radio controlled cars and boats, and helium balloons and kites present exciting possibilities. Extreme sports participants in skydiving, snowboarding, and mountain biking can now share their experiences real time with friends and family! The future is here now.

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Cam-Trax. Any game, any webcam, track any object in real-time

Cam-Trax supplies a unique patented software solution that can track any object in real-time with high reliability and precision, using any simple webcam. This provides users with new and exciting ways to interact with PCs.

See more www.cam-trax.com

Pico-ITX board from VIA, the PX5000EG

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Technovoyance shows off the latest Pico-ITX board from VIA. The PX5000EG uses a 1 watt VIA Eden processor making it the world's smallest and coolest board ever. See at http://www.via.com.tw/en/index.jsp

Build your own Quadrocopters

EM-NANO 2007

em-nano.shinshu-u.ac.jp/

EM-NANO 2007, a symposium featuring organic and inorganic electronic materials and related nanotechnologies. This conference is intended to have a strong strategy providing a forum for discussing all related subjects on organic and inorganic materials and nanotechnologies for electronics.

Main Topics


A. Organic Materials and Devices for Electronics
Organic materials and device application in the following fields (but not limited):
(1) Fabrication and characterization of organic thin films
(2) Electrical and optical properties of organic thin films and materials
(3) Organic devices
(4) Organic-inorganic composites and hybrid systems
(5) Evaluation techniques

B. Inorganic Materials and Devices for Electronics
Inorganic materials and device application in the following fields (but not limited):
(6) Fabrication and characterization of inorganic thin films
(7) Electrical, optical and magnetic properties of inorganic thin films and materials
(8) Inorganic devices
(9) Evaluation techniques

C. Nanotechnologies for Electronics
Nanotechnologies related to electronics in the following fields (but not limited):
(10) Electrical measurement techniques
(11) Optical measurement techniques
(12) Magnetic measurement techniques
(13) Near-field nanotechnologies
(14) Nano-processing and characterization technologies

D. Nanocarbon and Related Materials
(15) Nanocarbons and related nano-materials

Korean researchers build cheaper, better solar cell

A team of Korean researchers has developed a cutting-edge solar cell that might help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

The discovery could make Korea a leader in the alternative energy industry as the research team plans to double the cell's efficiency and commercialize the technology by 2012.

The team's leader, Lee Kwang-hee of the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, said on Thursday, "Together with Prof. Alan Heeger at the University of California Santa Barbara, we have developed a plastic solar cell with 6.5 percent efficiency. That level of efficiency is sufficiently high for commercial products." The discovery was explained in the July 13 issue of Science, one of the world's most prestigious academic journals.

Existing solar cells that use silicon semiconductors cost US$2.30 to generate one watt of electricity, which is three to 10 times higher than the production cost of thermal or hydro power. The new plastic solar cell costs just ten cents per watt.

"The efficiency of converting solar power to electricity should be at least seven percent for commercialization. Many foreign researchers even failed to develop solar cells with more than five percent efficiency," Prof. Lee said.

"We're going to improve the efficiency up to 15 percent, and we're in talks to join hands with domestic electronics companies to market the solar cell by 2012," he said.

Solid freeform fabrication: DIY 3D printer, on the cheap, and made of pure sugar

www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/candyfab

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In February we gave a preview of our project to construct a home-built three dimensional fabricator. Our design goals were (1) a low cost design leveraging recycled components (2) large printable volume emphasized over high resolution, and (3) ability to use low-cost printing media including granulated sugar. We are extremely pleased to be able to report that it has been a success: Our three dimensional fabricator is now fully operational and we have used it to print several large, low-resolution, objects out of pure sugar.

With the Nokia N95 as part of a DIY aerial photo system

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Create your personal Google Earth: Make the Nokia N95 FLY!

You might have noticed that with Google Earth you can only zoom to a certain level, or that some parts of the world are not covered with high resolution pictures…

Your Nokia N95 can bring the solution to get a high quality bird’s eye view of the area you prefer. All you need is your N95, a remote controlled plane, a radio and Pict Earth software.

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DIY Multitouch display

www.instructables.com/id/EJIXKOEF3ER7VN5/

intro in building anInteractive Multitouch Display

Between the Apple iPhone and Microsoft's interactive table, multi-touch displays are all the rage. This instructable will show you how to turn your lcd projector into an interactive multi-touch display table using a few cheap components readily available from the hardware store.