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The Hargrove Adaptive Toy (HAT) Project, unveiled its first modified toy car for Emma with Cerebral Palsy

It uses a Linear Actuator to control the steering via a joystick as well as the throttle and brake. As you can see this makes life much easier for EMMA. 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | blog, Linear Actuators, toys | Read more

Making A Boat Autopilot Using A Linear Actuator For Under $350

The Firgelli APP for Android and IOS users !!!

By Firgelli Automations Team | | Android, Applications, Firgelli App, Firgelli Automations, IOS, Linear Actuators, TV Lifts | Read more

Using a Linear Actuator to Create a RC Power Wheels Vehicle

Power wheels ride on cars and trucks are dream toys for many children (and their parents too).  For the creative parent who likes a challenge they also provide many opportunities for modification.  In fact, there is a whole web forum devoted to Modified Power Wheels!  And Firgelli is supplying a lot of the feedback linear actuators used to modify the vehicles to remote control. 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, Automated Vehicles, How To, Linear Actuator, linear actuators, Outdoors, remote control | Read more

Automated Secret Library Door using Linear Actuators

This Secret door is an amazing project that uses a Firgelli linear actuator and an Arduino to open and close a secret door either by pulling on a book or using a secret knock! 

automatic secret door

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, hidden storage, home automation, Linear Actuator, linear actuators, secret door | Read more

First Ever Lamborghini Air Brake Wing Allows You to Drive Faster, Brake Harder, and Look Good Doing It!

What do you do when you race your car at 220 MPH down a 3.5 km runway and you run out of tarmac? Although you might think the answer is “slow down,” overshooting the final turn was the motivation behind the idea for the first ever Lamborghini air brake wing.

lamborghini air brake wing

By Firgelli Automations Team | | Attivo designs, Automotive, lamborghini, linear actuators, remote control | Read more

See How Easily You Can Build a Hidden TV Lift and Bar

Looking for an innovative way to hide your TV? Why not create a hidden bar while you are it and have them both operated by remote control!  House Crashers did just that in this custom renovation using Firgelli products.  Check it out!

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | DIY, hidden storage, hidden TV, linear actuators, pop up drawer, TV Lifts | Read more

Introducing the Remote Controlled Adjustable Basketball Hoop From Hi-Riz Hoops

Here's an innovative solution to manually adjusting the height of your basketball hoop in your driveway. A linear actuator raises and lowers the hoop by remote.

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | linear actuators, remote control | Read more

At Last, Boston Whaler Boats Offer a Space Saving Electric Table!

Electric linear actuators are the perfect solution to many marine automation projects. A Firgelli actuator lifts and lowers this table on a Boston Whaler boat.

electric boat table lift

 

 

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | linear actuators, Marine Automation, table lift | Read more

Five Benefits of Electromechanical Actuators

According to a recent article in Machine Design electromechanical actuators are growing in popularity among many different industries.  Although there will always be applications better suited to pneumatic or hydraulic actuators, the benefits of electrical linear actuators are out weighing their counterparts.

electric linear actuator

By Firgelli Automations Team | | linear actuators | Read more

How to Build a Pop Up Drawer in Your Wine Cellar That Provides Hidden Storage

Building a hidden pop up drawer is an easy and affordable way to create a one of a kind, distinctive, and original wine cellar. This same idea can be used for any cabinet around your home for a variety of purposes: storage, security, design or convenience!

pop up wine drawer

By Firgelli Automations Team | | column lift, hidden storage, linear actuators, pop up drawer, wine cellar | Read more