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EEG Brain Computer Interfaces/Mind control
Quadcopter Flies and carries a payload
Troy project Archaeology and muography
Homemade GPS Receiver Improving on your smartphone
Bubble Stability A novel kind of bubble
3D printing Resources and suggested projects
Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors Towards a cheap battery replacement
High Altitude Balloon Close to space without a rocket
Laser pointer safety Be wary of those pointers
Xbox Kinect for Instructional Labs So many markets for this...
Website We need more than this wiki, eh?
3D Printer Recycling A personal recycler prototype
Foucault Pendulum The Earth rotates. This demonstrates it.
RC Helicopter A toy can inspire. Try a fuel cell to explore extending the range of UAVs generally.
Receipts No thank you!
3D Food Printing Just imagine anything you want to eat...
Lidar Light Detection and Ranging for archaeological survey
Mounds and petroglyphs 3D-models of Ouisconsin's heritage
prINKart A photosensitive paper
Research computing cluster Develop an undergraduate research computing cluster
GoogleGlass Develop educational and other apps for Glass
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Personal Greenhouse Living Pantry for the inner city, 3rd world, and 1st world
Grey Water Toilet Use that shower/bath water, OK?
Hivemind Hivemind seeks to create a revolutionary new way to interface with our day to day devices via the power of thought alone.
Hammocks! Outdoor learning spaces for the 21st century
Projects on Hold
Fusor Homebrew fusion
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Drones Drones, and more drones; resources and project ideas
Buddha Board Sustainable white board
CubeSats 10cmx10cmx10cm satellites
Methane Digester Small-scale microbial digester that produces usable methane gas
Biopowered GPS insect tracking Fly with the monarchs
Robotic human voice How do we talk?
4D Photography Faster and volumetric
Active mechanical stablization of structures Exercise in using parametric excitation
Graphene loudspeaker Using a new material
Hydrophone Use those earbud microphones to troll for sounds
Controlling bioluminescence Luciferin
iPhone technologies Smart phones are the tricorder of today
Entrepreneurship clinic Resources on starting your own business
Start-up weekend Launch a company in 48 hours
X-rays from peeling tape Maybe don't try this at home. Oh, you already did...
Jawbone Wristband computer. Neck band? Ringband? Google Glass?
DNA origami Programmed self-assembly of nanoscale containers, motors,...
Develop demonstrations Physics needs you
Supercooled Water An example demo
Thermoelectric devices Transmutation of energy in various forms remains foundational
Education Helping K-12 and ourselves
Art, Design, Architecture Ideas for projects blending art, science, and technology
Sources for inspiration
HUANG YI & KUKA - A DUET OF HUMAN AND ROBOT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7moBSpAEkD4
Reverse engineering (KahnAcademy) https://www.khanacademy.org/science/projects/Reverse-Eng
Google Glass specs: http://www.gizmag.com/google-glass-specs/27087/
Biomedical engineering undergraduate projects archives: http://bmedesign.engr.wisc.edu/
Kickstarter projects: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1130494637/techstyle-haus-solar-decathlon-europe-2014, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/143072809/rhode-island-mini-maker-faire-2013, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916029689/the-fab-lab-at-space, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1697625937/the-tiltyimu-a-family-of-user-friendly-robotics-co, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/374019694/balloon-chain-at-burning-man-2013
Design awards http://www.core77designawards.com/2013/recipients/
Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space -- ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140613101659.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
- use photogrammetry on video
Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions -- ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140613084419.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29 Buy lunch, pay with your hand: Vein scanning technique -- ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140612120426.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29 Octocopter named “HorseFly” takes flight http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/octocopter-named-%E2%80%9Chorsefly%E2%80%9D-takes-flight
- Clever idea and name
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/09/darpas-newest-toy-lets-human-scale-vertical-glass-wall-just-like-spider-man/?tid=hp_mm Nestlé claims credit for ‘major advance’ in beverage powder solubility http://www.beveragedaily.com/R-D/Nestle-claims-credit-for-major-advance-in-beverage-powder-solubility Drones give farmers eyes in the sky to check on crop progress http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/drones-give-farmers-eyes-sky-check-crop-progress?et_cid=3978500&et_rid=517740405&location=top Millennial Trains Project http://crowdhitch.millennialtrain.co Clever Domino's Applies Physics Principles to Pizza Delivery http://mashable.com/2014/06/09/pizza-delivery-physics/ Reinventing the Physicist: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education for the 21st Century http://www.aps.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/programs/education/conferences/innovation.cfm Partners in the Sky: Aviation and Aerospace Industry Leaders Join the Smithsonian in Worldwide Conservation Efforts | Newsdesk http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/partners-sky-aviation-and-aerospace-industry-leaders-join-smithsonian-worldwide-conservatio
- 1-gram tracking devices just got a push!
Extraordinary absorption of sound in porous lamella-crystals J. Christensen, V. Romero-García, R. Picó, A. Cebrecos, F. J. García de Abajo, N. A. Mortensen, M. Willatzen & V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo Affiliations Contributions Corresponding author Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 4674 doi:10.1038/srep04674 Received 19 March 2014 Accepted 26 March 2014 Published 14 April 2014
http://steveblank.com/visitors-guide/ The Public Forum Institute | Internships http://publicforuminstitute.org/about/internships/
- The Public Forum Institute Intern Program offers college students the opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., gaining experience in government and public policy. Interns have direct contact with congressional staff, as well as members of the executive branch and other elected officials.
- GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ::
http://www.gemconsortium.org Microbubble Compositions, Properties and Biomedical Applications http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2889676/
- Medical things one can do with bubbles. Can you think of other applications?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world Maker Faire | Find a Faire Near You http://makerfaire.com/map/ Robots transform into furniture at EPFL http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/05/robots-transform-furniture-epfl?et_cid=3953140&et_rid=517740405&type=cta
- Interesting concept. Make smaller differently? Make something that climbs a wall and then hauls itself up?
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/woman-has-been-given-new-3d-printed-skull 3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound | I Fucking Love Science http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/3d-printed-cast-speeds-bone-recovery-using-ultrasound Winning Ag Prize teams address global food system challenges, from food spoilage to hunger | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery http://wid.wisc.edu/wid-culture/winning-ag-prize-teams-address-global-food-system-challenges-from-food-spoilage-to-hunger/?utm_source=May+2014+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_medium=email Maker Commons – A Community of Makers | Commons In A Box http://commonsinabox.org/archives/1044
- Replacement for wiki?
- nanoscale drawing on plastic
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/blender-whips-graphene Auditory brainstem response to complex sounds: a tutorial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868335/
- For cABRs, a vertical one-channel montage is the most common configuration. This configuration requires only three electrodes corresponding to the active (non-inverting), reference (inverting) and ground electrodes. In our lab, the preferred electrode placements are Cz (active), ipsilateral earlobe (reference), and forehead or contralateral earlobe (ground). We prefer to use the earlobe rather than the mastoid because it is a non-cephalic site that causes fewer artifacts from bone vibration (Hall 2006). For researchers who intend to record subcortical and cortical potentials simultaneously (see below), or who wish to collect them within the same session, cABRs can be recorded with an electrode cap.
- 3d cad and print?
- Internships in California for quadcopter VTOL
http://www.patentlens.net/daisy/patentlens/patentlens.html California VC Greg Robinson to Lead Wisconsin’s 4490 Ventures | Xconomy http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/2014/03/04/california-vc-greg-robinson-to-lead-wisconsins-4490-ventures/ Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/tech/forget-wearable-tech-embeddable-implants/index.html National Robots Week Open House | Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory http://hci.cs.wisc.edu/national-robots-week-open-house/ Crowdfunding Site Raising Capital for ASU Student Projects -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/04/03/crowdfunding-site-raising-capital-for-asu-student-projects.aspx
- Hmm. UW should have this!
CollabFinder - Find A Cofounder http://collabfinder.com Headset & Accessories http://emotiv.com/store/headset.php WID Frontier Fellows take on exonerations, archaeological sites and science images with data | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery http://wid.wisc.edu/wid-culture/wid-frontier-fellows-take-on-exonerations-archaeological-sites-and-science-images-with-data/ Titanium dioxide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium_dioxide
- Turns out these are easy to make.
R&D $ HERD 2012 Data Tables http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/herd/2012/ Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/business/energy-environment/wind-industrys-new-technologies-are-helping-it-compete-on-price.html?ref=business&_r=0
firestarters: Emotional Arcade | IDFA DocLab http://www.doclab.org/2013/emotional-arcade/ XYZprinting Inc. – da Vinci 3D Printer $499 at Amazon http://us.xyzprinting.com/Product Soccer displays fractal dynamics http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/03/soccer-displays-fractal-dynamics?et_cid=3832585&et_rid=517740405&type=cta
- Pretty naive video analysis on a system that could be interesting.
http://www.shapeways.com/about/how_does_it_work?li=home-learnmore [1402.7101] New type of microengine using internal combustion of hydrogen and oxygen http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.7101 Agisoft PhotoScan Standard | www.agisoft.ru http://www.agisoft.ru/products/photoscan/standard/ Roomy Cages Built From DNA : Wyss Institute at Harvard http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/148/ Innovative solar-powered toilet developed by CU-Boulder ready for India unveiling | University of Colorado Boulder http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/03/12/innovative-solar-powered-toilet-developed-cu-boulder-ready-india-unveiling State of Inqenuity SOI SourceLink http://www.soisourcelink.com WI Drone 2013 Senate Bill 196 http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/proposals/sb196 GenoCAD: CAD Software for Synthetic Biology http://www.genocad.org Posters in the Rotunda 2013 http://www.wisconsin.edu/posters/ Epicenter: Creating a Nation of Entrepreneurial Engineers http://epicenter.stanford.edu Campuses | Dream. Design. Deliver. http://dreamdesigndeliver.org/about/
- Someone interested in putting WI on this map.
http://www.dellchallenge.org/discover/projects The Awesome Foundation http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en Physics - Droplets Caught at High Speed http://physics.aps.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.1.014004
- 34 microsecs to form a drop
- National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
Start it up :Mission & History | NFTE http://www.nfte.com/what/mission
- Org devoted to promoting entrepreneurship
http://www.whitehouse.gov/we-the-geeks Laser-Sintering 3d printing http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2014/02/laser-sintering-effect?et_cid=3788672&et_rid=517740405&type=cta Global Space Balloon Challenge http://www.balloonchallenge.org Microscopy: A new phase for X-ray imaging : Nature : Nature Publishing Group http://www.nature.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/nature/journal/v467/n7314/full/467409a.html A battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/battery-small-enough-be-injected-energetic-enough-track-salmon?et_cid=3775592&et_rid=517740405&type=cta Students | AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting http://meetings.aaas.org/students/
- Just down in Chicago, an earful for $70.
http://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2014/webprogram/Session6794.html RSA US Student Design Awards — An RSA Catalyst Project http://sda.rsa-us.org Stratasys introduces world’s first color multi-material 3-D printer http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/stratasys-introduces-world%E2%80%99s-first-color-multi-material-3-d-printer?et_cid=3736667&et_rid=517740405&type=cta
- Engineers at beta user Trek Bicycle in Waterloo, Wisc., are using the Objet500 Connex3 for assessment and testing of accessories like bike chain stay guards and handlebar grips prior to actual production. "The Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer changed the way we manufacture at Trek, augmenting our traditional, time-consuming CNC processes with fast, iterative and realistic prototyping and functional testing," says Mike Zeigle, manager of Trek's prototype development group.
http://www.news.wisc.edu/22484?utm_source=iUW&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iUW2014-01-28 3-D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/01/3-d-printed-soil-reveals-world-beneath-our-feet?et_cid=3733746&et_rid=517740405&type=cta
- Interesting application of 3d-printing
http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/01/22/penn-state-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-for-moonlander.aspx Inkjet printing - the physics of manipulating liquid jets and drops - Abstract - Journal of Physics: Conference Series - IOPscience http://iopscience.iop.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/1742-6596/105/1/012001 High-Speed Imaging of Drops and Bubbles - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 40(1):257 http://www.annualreviews.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.fluid.40.111406.102215?prevSearch=searchText%253A%2528bubble%2529&searchHistoryKey= 3D Printed Food | BotBQ | The Open Source 3D Printing BBQ http://botbq.org/services/3d-printed-food/
- shape doesn't really matter that much to me. I definitely would like 3d food more if it resembles real food. Instead of printing food layer by layer, it could work with different nuzzles laying out food materials, piece by piece and type by type, and then cook them all together/ or have the materials precooked.
- Planning is happening for the 2014 Startup Fair at WID and Garage Involvement is requested.
PowerUp 3.0 App Toys | PowerUp Toys http://www.poweruptoys.com/pages/app-toys Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones - News Center - UT Arlington http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2014/01/microwindmill-rao-chiao.php criticalmaking.com University of Toronto http://criticalmaking.com
- The critical making laboratory is a shared space for opening up the practice of experimentation with embedded and material digital technology to students and faculty in the Faculty of Information. The lab provides tools, materials, and training for building devices such as wearable computers, RFID systems, ubiquitous computing networks, and other physical computing technologies.
http://www.swivl.com ArduSat - Your Arduino Experiment in Space by ppl4world — Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/575960623/ardusat-your-arduino-experiment-in-space Arts Business Symposium @ UW-Madison Continuing Studies http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/arts-business-research-symposium/index.html?source=madisonartsbusiness.com/%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C5%BD Open Source Ecology http://opensourceecology.org/index.php
- UW Physics alum Marcin Jakobowski's project
http://www.news.wisc.edu/22403?utm_source=iUW&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iUW2013-12-19 Superpedestrian - The Copenhagen Wheel https://www.superpedestrian.com PNNL: News - Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1029 Contact | UW Rapid Prototyping Consortium http://prototype.wisc.edu/contact DROP AND SPRAY FORMATION FROM A LIQUID JET - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 30(1):85 http://www.annualreviews.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.fluid.30.1.85 Lionhead 3D Printer and 3D Scanner with Li Modeling Software by Radiant Fabrication — Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radiantfabrication/lionhead-3d-printer-and-3d-scanner-with-li-modelin
- Outgrowth of rapid prototyping center
Harvesting waste plastic for 3D printers to reduce poverty: Plastic Bank : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/harvesting-waste-plastic-reduce-poverty-plastic-bank.html Engineer designs mug to keep coffee temperature just right http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/12/engineer-designs-mug-keep-coffee-temperature-just-right?et_cid=3653754&et_rid=517740405&type=cta
- Engineer designs mug to keep coffee temperature just right
http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/10/16/How-to-Teach-Entrepreneurship.aspx?Page=1 Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/12/04/Print-Your-Own-3D-Learning-Objects.aspx?Page=1
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-flying-robot-jellyfish-insects-bioinspired-engineering-20131125,0,1118474.story#axzz2mKaPFGeo%C2 The engineering behind additive manufacturing and the 3-D printing revolution http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/12/engineering-behind-additive-manufacturing-and-3-d-printing-revolution?et_cid=3638079&et_rid=517740405&type=headline Associated Students of Madison approves 2015 Green Fund | Office of Sustainability http://sustainability.wisc.edu/news-and-events/associated-students-of-madison-approves-2015-green-fund/ Amazon proposes cargo drone http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/technology/amazon-delivers-some-pie-in-the-sky.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131203&_r=0 Open-Source Lab, 1st Edition | Joshua Pearce | ISBN 9780124104624 http://store.elsevier.com/Open-Source-Lab/Joshua-Pearce/isbn-9780124104624/ Michigan Tech Open sustainability technology, Joshua Pearce http://www.mse.mtu.edu/~pearce/