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Category: Interactive

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic
We’ve seen a couple of electronics kits with graphical programming interfaces for beginners. There’s also a similar environment for Arduino. The Everything Machine is a graphical programming sandbox for hardware that many people already have: a…
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Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality
A couple of years ago we checked out a VRcade, a virtual reality arcade that freed players to move and translated their movements in the game with the help of motion capture systems. Artanim’s Real Virtuality…
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Live Action First-Person Shooter Controlled via Chat: Chat of Duty

Live Action First-Person Shooter Controlled via Chat: Chat of Duty
Realm Pictures created the 21st century equivalent of text-based games: a chat-based game. The film studio set up a live action zombie roleplaying game in their office and then had people on Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype…
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Anodos RAL 9000 Robotic Lamp: Luxo Jr.’s Evil Twin

Anodos RAL 9000 Robotic Lamp: Luxo Jr.’s Evil Twin
Back in 2012 we checked out Pinokio, an attempt at making a real version of Pixar’s mascot Luxo Jr. Anodos’ upcoming robotic lamp also appears to have a playful personality, although its name and appearance make…
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Everbright Is a Lite-Brite for Adults

Everbright Is a Lite-Brite for Adults
You probably remember Lite-Brite from when you were a kid. The toy used translucent plastic pegs stuck into a backlit plastic plate. You could arranging the pegs in different patterns form colorful pictures. It was a…
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Mycroft Open Source Personal Assistant: Maker Street

Mycroft Open Source Personal Assistant: Maker Street
Like 3D printers, electronic door locks and PCs on sticks, it seeems like everyone’s making personal assistant devices these days. One of the latest electronic PAs is Mycroft, and it stands out from the rest by…
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Experience Curiosity Gives You Control over a Virtual Rover

Experience Curiosity Gives You Control over a Virtual Rover
NASA has announced a new virtual experience that will let you get behind the controls of the Curiosity rover, without risking crashing it into a Martian ditch. The tool is called Experience Curiosity and it is…
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Knocki Gesture Remote Control: Clapper 2.0

Knocki Gesture Remote Control: Clapper 2.0
Last year, we checked out a light switch that let you toggle lights just by waving your hand. Knocki lets you do that and more but by knocking or tapping on a surface. Unlike the Clapper,…
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Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0

Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0
We’ve seen a couple of ways for augmented reality technology to train or enhance one’s knowledge in real time, even if the teacher isn’t in the same location as the learner. ScopeAR’s Remote AR app is…
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LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try
A few years ago we checked out a motion-controlled robot. LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli also came up with a motion control setup for his Cyclops robot, but instead of using a motion sensor he made a…
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Grand Theft Auto 5 Interactive Map for Real iFruits and Fruit PCs

Grand Theft Auto 5 Interactive Map for Real iFruits and Fruit PCs
Grand Theft Auto 5 has a couple of useful official apps, but they’re nothing compared to Oisin O’Neill’s interactive and searchable GTA V map. The map has over 2000 locations separated into 50 categories, which you…
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NASA Mars Trek Lets Us Explore the Red Planet

NASA Mars Trek Lets Us Explore the Red Planet
The thing I have always loved about NASA is that it knows the way to keep Americans interested in space and exploration is to share all the awesome stuff its astronauts and scientists discover on missions.…
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ePawn Arena: The Smartphone of Board Games?

ePawn Arena: The Smartphone of Board Games?
We first heard of ePawn and Arena, its hybrid board game system, back in 2012. Since then Arena has undergone many changes, not least by transforming from a monitor into a portable roll up game board.…
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Airport Climate Portal Let You Feel the Weather at Your Destination

Airport Climate Portal Let You Feel the Weather at Your Destination
I’m from Texas, so if you tell me the weather at some far away location I am traveling is hot, I can relate. If you tell me it’s really cold wherever I am heading I might…
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DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism

DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism
Fans of driving simulator games not only play with steering wheels, gear shifters and pedals. Some of them get working gauges to make the experience more immersive. Hack A Day forum member Leon Bataille wanted to…
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Google’s Project Soli: Gesture All of the Things

Google’s Project Soli: Gesture All of the Things
Don’t touch. That should be the motto of Google’s new technology that allows people to control many of their favorite devices without ever laying a hand on them. Dubbed Project Soli, it’s a radar-based system that…
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