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eyeBug – a simple, modular and cheap open-source robot

By Rob Aid
One Comment23 September 2011

monash-university-eyebug-robotCurrently available robots are mostly used for industrial tasks such as manufacturing, mining and inspection, as well as being an important research tool. As a part of his final year project, Monash University engineering student, Nick D’Ademo has designed an experimental robot called eyeBug. Aside being cheap to build, its flexible design and modularity encouraged… »

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Solarball portable solar device creates drinkable water

By Damir Beciri
10 Comments22 March 2011

solarball-1One out of eight people in our world don’t have access to drinking water, causing nearly eighty percent of sickness and disease in developing regions. By harnessing the power of the sun, a Monash University graduate has designed Solarball – a simple, sustainable and affordable water-purification device, which has the potential to help eliminate disease… »