Biomimicry – 8 Useful Technologies Inspired by Nature
Another great video from the Sci Show explaining eight different nature inspired technologies.
mosquito – saw technology for nearly painless blood drawing.
mussel – waterproof glue for various applications from making plywood to human skin cuts.
shark skin – tiny bumps have lead to cleaner, safer surfaces and high tech swim suits. The bumps make it difficult for bacteria to get a grip.
hump back whales – tubercles on the leading edge of their flippers have led to more efficient wind turbine blades.
fish schools – wind turbine placement
coral – earth-friendly concrete
water bears | jericho rose | brewer’s yeast – all use trehalose to prevent drying out and provides protection from heat could be used for vaccine preservation
burdock sticky burrs – velcro – hook and loop fasteners
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.