Showing posts from May, 2013

world's 1st robot

Do you know when was the world's 1st robot built? In 1000 BC! More than 3000 years ago. Built in ancient China by a mechanical engineer Yan Shi, it was nothing like today's modern technology and comprised of wood, leather, glue and lacquer. It was a human shaped figure that could walk, pose and sing. But Robotics has went enormous changes since then. Precisely combining the elements of mechanical , electrical and electronics engineering, robotics have been one of the most complicated and cool fields of study foe the last decade. With applications ranging from automobiles, military, power generation etc. mechanical engineers have one of the key roles to play in building a robot. So, if you are inspired by the shear brilliance of this artificial intelligence created by humans,  The Testament  is organising summer training programs in Robotics as well as other engineering courses.


Ending worldwide speculation about the futuristic Agni-6 missile, the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) has briefed about the direction of India's ballistic missile development programme after the Agni-5 enters service, probably in 2015. DRDO chief Dr VK Saraswat, and missile programme chief Dr Avinash Chander, say the Agni-6 project has not been formally sanctioned. However, the missile's specific ations and capabilities have been decided and development is proceeding apace. Once the ongoing Agni-5 programme concludes flight-testing, the defence ministry (MoD) will formally okay the Agni-6 programme and allocate funding. Chander says the Agni-6 will carry a massive three-tonne warhead, thrice the weight of the one-tonne warhead that Agni missiles have carried so far. This will allow each Agni-6 missile to launch several nuclear warheads -Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Warheads (MIRVs) - with each warhead striking a different target. Each warhead - called Mane


How did life on earth appear? Science suggests that life started when the planet was favourable for habitation. Yet did microscopic organisms just pop out of nowhere? One hypothesis is panspermia, which suggests that ‘seeds of life’ exist everywhere around the universe, and that life on earth started when these ‘seeds’ came here, probably by a meteor. It also suggests that these seeds  are taken to other habitable places in the universe. Something similar to this is exo-genesis. It suggests that life was brought to earth those billions of years ago, however it does not say that life is also taken to other habitable places. Some people believe aliens brought life to our planet, as suggested by the theories of Erich Von Daniken. Although some are sceptical as to how life could exist in space and get carried to other planets, there is substantial evidence that certain life forms, like spores and certain types of bacteria can actually exist in space, perhaps in a dormant state.

Drugs called 'Rohypnol' into her drink...... secretly

Very Important ~ Please Read ! A Woman at a Nightclub (Mum) on Sat Night was taken by 5 men, who according to hospital and police reports, gang raped her before dumping her at a Bus stand in Mumbai... Unable to Remember d events of the evening, tests later confirmed the repeat rapes along with traces of 'Rohypnol' in her blood.... Rohypnol, date rape drug is an essentially a small sterilization pill... The drug is now being used by rapists at parties to rape AND sterilize their victims... All they have to do is drop it into the girl's drink... The girl can't remember a thing the next morning, of all that had taken place the night before... Rohypnol, which dissolves in drinks just as easily, is such that the victim doesn't conceive from the rape and the rapist needn't worry about having a paternity test identifying him months later.... The Drug's affects ARE NOT TEMPORARY - they are PERMANENT.... Any female that takes it WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE. Th


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Cluster Bot lives! First run of Arduino/Tamiya/Toshiba robot..

ClusterBot is assembled and I've written some rudimentary Arduino code to get it up and running. I wrote some simple subroutines for basic maneuvering like rotateLeft(), goForward(), goBackward(), applyBrakes(), turnAround(), etc. to make programming the bot a little easier.  The robot is performing fairly well, with some limitations. First of all, the robot is stupid. No active sensors at this time, ClusterBot will simply go exactly where you tell it, with no obstacle avoidance in place. I had to spend a little time getting ClusterBot to track straight. I've got no physical way to do a front-end alignment on the robot, so I tweaked the goForward() and goBackward() functions by changing the PWM values until the bot tracked relatively straight. It's not crucial that it's perfect with this robot, but when I first ran ClusterBot, he would move in arcs instead of lines. I'm not sure if the robot is not tracking straight because it is physically crooked, the weight i