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Category: Interactive

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal
Daniel Rozin loves to create mechanical and virtual mirrors, inviting the viewer to participate in the completion of his artwork. His latest piece is no different. The PomPom Mirror uses tufts of fake black and beige…
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Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?
I just saw a post on Time.com about a patent Google has filed for a high-tech Teddy Bear. (Hey, it had to happen sooner or later.) So I clicked on the link to read the patent…
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Bloxels Builds Video Game Levels with Colorful Real World Bricks

Bloxels Builds Video Game Levels with Colorful Real World Bricks
Normally, if you want to design your own video game levels, you need some sort of programming skills to do it. A new system has landed on Kickstarter called Bloxels that lets anyone design levels for…
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Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit

Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit
In recent years, Apple has started following trends instead of popularizing them. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what’s wrong is it’s done nothing to fix the weaknesses of the designs they’re adopting. For instance, like…
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Augmented Reality Tattoo: AltAR Ego

Augmented Reality Tattoo: AltAR Ego
We’ve featured a few augmented reality tattoos before, but in all of them the QR code or bar code were visible, if not the only figure drawn onto the skin. Illustrator Sutu’s take on the permanent…
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zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to…
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XYZen Garden: Etch-a-Sand

XYZen Garden: Etch-a-Sand
I’ve always enjoyed playing with the Etch-a-Sketch. Sure, it’s nearly impossible to draw circles or triangles, but that’s part of the fun. Instructables contributor Jon-a-tron decided to make his own sort of line drawing tool, but…
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Birdly Uses the Oculus Rift So That You Can Be the Bird

Birdly Uses the Oculus Rift So That You Can Be the Bird
Mankind has always dreamed about experiencing flight like the birds do. We’ve come a long way, but flying planes, even hang gliding, still doesn’t capture what it is like to actually be the bird. Well, Birdly…
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Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear

Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear
Japanese company No New Folk are working on Orphe, a pair of shoes for performers. Each shoe has 100 individually controlled LEDs, an ARM Cortex microprocessor, a Bluetooth chip and a motion sensor that can be…
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Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe

Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe
We may quickly be solving how to show virtual reality effectively, but we’re still figuring out how to move in it. We’ve seen pseudo–treadmills and full sets of motion sensors, but Stompz claims its eponymous motion…
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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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