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Steampunk Globe and Newfangled iPad Control Google Earth

by Lambert Varias
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The steampunk “Electromagnetic Geospacial Globe and Remote View with Obligatory Goggles” doesn’t just look cool, I like what creator John Knight is trying to do – making the ol’ globe more useful. RFID tags attached to the surface of the globe allow Knight to control Google Earth on an iPad and provide a more detailed view of a chosen area. And the goggles? They don’t have any purpose yet, except to make the whole thing look more steampunk.

steampunk rfid globe

Here’s the setup in action. It’s a work in progress, so don’t expect too much from it yet:

If I had tinkering skills I’d ditch the iPad and make a touchscreen globe that runs Google Earth.

[via Engadget]

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Comments (3):

  1. technabob says:

    Cool design, but I was hoping that the Google Maps globe would at least move in real time with spinning the globe. Lambert, I like your touchscreen globe concept better ;)

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