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Category: Interactive

Real Life Portal Made with Kinect: You Are the Test Subject

Real Life Portal Made with Kinect: You Are the Test Subject
Fans who make Portal recreations usually resort to mirrors and simple perspective tricks to simulate the game’s space-warping effect. But software designer Roland Smeenk’s setup actually creates windows to another space. You still can’t walk into…
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Piper DIY Minecraft Console: Gamecraft

Piper DIY Minecraft Console: Gamecraft
Upgrade Complete is a Flash game series where you have to improve the game itself in order to progress. Piper is the hardware equivalent of that. It’s a specialized Minecraft gaming console meant for kids, who…
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Tesla Touchscreen Easter Egg Discovered

Tesla Touchscreen Easter Egg Discovered
Tesla is best known for its slick Model S electric car. Inside, the car is festooned with technology including a wireless connection that links its systems to Tesla and allows the company to upload software updates…
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Cuberox Six-screened Computer: Tycho Cubic Anomaly

Cuberox Six-screened Computer: Tycho Cubic Anomaly
Have you ever encountered a situation that made you wish you had six screens stuck together in a cube? Yeah? You live a strange life. But what’s even stranger is that there’s now such a device.…
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CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue
A couple of years ago, I talked about Supertoy, which claimed to be an interactive talking kid’s toy. Sadly, it seems that the development of the toy has stalled, leaving many of its backers frustrated. This…
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Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter
Back in 2013 we saw an old piano that was turned into a controller for Doom. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But whereas the Doom…
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Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of…
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The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also…
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Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make
Last year we learned about SAM, a newbie-friendly electronics kit that used Bluetooth instead of solder or wires to connect its modules. Mesh is a lot like SAM, only with an even less intimidating presentation. Like…
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Augmented Reality Calendar: CalendARRRR

Augmented Reality Calendar: CalendARRRR
Last year, advertising agency We Are Royale made a 2015 calendar as a holiday gift for their friends and families. Then the agency decided to turn it into a special year-long present by making a companion…
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LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul

LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul
Last year, LEGO launched Fusion, which are LEGO sets that you build and then import virtually into simple games on your mobile device. LEGO X is the adult version of Fusion. Created by Gravity Research Club…
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Sticky Actuators Use Air to Move Inanimate Objects: Noobmatics

Sticky Actuators Use Air to Move Inanimate Objects: Noobmatics
A group of researchers from the MIT and the University of Tokyo managed to breathe life into everyday objects with a cheap and easy-to-use pneumatic device. They call their invention the Sticky Actuator, a small plastic…
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Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution

Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution
Video chat app maker ooVoo wanted to stand out at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), so they built a gigantic array flip-dot panels and got them working as one display. Hack A Day interviewed ooVoo…
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Cubic: An Omnipresent Personal Assistant with Personality

Cubic: An Omnipresent Personal Assistant with Personality
If Cubic Robotics sales pitch is to be believed, we’re one big step closer to having a personal assistant on the level of J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man and Samantha in Her. Its presenting its Android-based Cubic…
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Own Your Own Mech: Kuratasu Starter Kit hits Amazon Japan

Own Your Own Mech: Kuratasu Starter Kit hits Amazon Japan
Having grown up playing Mechwarrior games you can bet that I want this Kuratasu Starter kit that has turned up on Amazon Japan really badly. The problem is that it’s only a starter kit that isn’t…
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Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality
Leap Motion, the company behind the eponymous hand motion sensor, have come up with a clever way to let Oculus Rift users see what’s in front of them without taking off the headset. It’s called Quick…
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