|Movers and Shakers|
"A man who is certain he is right is almost sure to be wrong" - Michael Faraday, father of the electrical motor
"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more." - Nikola Tesla, father of the first AC motor
The theme this month comes from beacon_dave and its Movers and Shakers. Its any project that causes things to move or shake such as ones that use servo motors, stepper motors, vibration motors, solenoids, mechatronics, levers, and linkages.
The idea was first proposed by a servo project competition was first proposed by beacon_dave in response to Building a Hobby Servo Controller – Part 1 by shabaz before expanded on in the monthly poll: https://www.element14.com/community/polls/2705#comment-125810.
The Movers and Shakers theme is in honor of the contributions of movers and shakers in the scientific community such as Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla, and to anyone that moves progress forward by forcing change.
Faraday was responsible for some of the scientific achievements rank up there with the great ones such as Einstein, Newton, Maxwell, Hawking, Ampere, Oersted, Hertz, Edison, Volta, Tesla, and Edison. Einstein kept photos of 3 scientists in his office: Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, and Michael Faraday. Thomas Edison, Nikolas Tesla, and Michael Faraday are all considered the fathers of electricity. Faraday himself would meet fellow Movers and Shakers, Ampere and Volta in Milan.
Another reason that Faraday is featured in the Movers & Shakers theme is because his discovery of electromagnetic motion would lead to the electric motor. His project was an electric motor apparatus and its the oldest is surviving Faraday project dating back to 1822. He used a mercury bath to transform electrical energy into mechanical energy in what could be considered the first electric motor
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Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
You have until Aug 14th, 12:00 AM CDT to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Walky the Biped Robot - WalkyII gets his legs 9 hours ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|Walky the Biped Robot - WalkyII gets some eyes. 9 hours ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|Walky the Biped Robot - A new hope (actually a new body and battery) 9 hours ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|Project14 | Build Projects that Move or Shake in Honor of Faraday! 3 days ago in Movers and Shakers||by tariq.ahmad|
|WalkyII's second steps 5 days ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|WalkyII's first steps 5 days ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|Walky the Biped Robot - Oops, Walky has an accident! 2 weeks ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|Walky the Biped Robot - The prequel 3 weeks ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|Walky the Biped Robot - Power pack 2 weeks ago in Movers and Shakers||by genebren|
|The Lino Project with Arduino Mega 2560: Interrupts and Motors 3 weeks ago in Open Arduino||by balearicdynamics|
|Building a Hobby Servo Controller – Part 1 4 months ago in Raspberry Pi Projects||by shabaz|
|Robotics Fun with Pi, Servo Control and Leap Motion 1 month ago in Raspberry Pi||by shabaz|
|Testing my Electric Ducted Fan Jet Motor 1 year ago in Trent's Blog||by ninjatrent|