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MIT FingerReader Reads Printed Text Aloud: Talk to the Hand

MIT FingerReader Reads Printed Text Aloud: Talk to the Hand

Braille helps visually impaired people read, but there is a lot of printed material that is never converted to that writing system. Blind people also miss out on using mobile devices because obviously they can’t feel…

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R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set: A Pinch of R2, a Dash of D2

R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set: A Pinch of R2, a Dash of D2

Star Wars fans looking for a way to spruce up your kitchens, have I got something for you. This R2 unit doubles as a set of measuring cups and spoons.…

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Gipsy Danger Cosplay: Pacific Dream

Gipsy Danger Cosplay: Pacific Dream

Here’s cosplayer Nona Neon with her badass Gipsy Danger costume. As you can see Nona adapted the hunky form of Pacific Rim’s lead mecha to suit her body. She made the suit out of EVA foam…

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Star Soldius T-shirt Mashes Up Shoot ‘Em Ups

Star Soldius T-shirt Mashes Up Shoot ‘Em Ups

Japanese urban art shop Mountain Graphics pays tribute to its country’s honored tradition of shoot ‘em ups with this in your face amalgam. How many games can you identify? I see Twinbee, Star Force, Gradius and…

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Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Crow Taxidermy: Die or Die

Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Crow Taxidermy: Die or Die

Allis Markham is a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. She also owns Prey, a taxidermy shop and school. Allis’ friend Emily is a fan of Game of Thrones, so she decided to…

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Paper Airplane Folding & Launching Machine Takes All of the Fun out of It

Paper Airplane Folding & Launching Machine Takes All of the Fun out of It

Check out this paper airplane folding and launching machine that a group of engineers built. Great. Yet another machine taking our jobs. This time they are putting kids and bored office workers out of business.…

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DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General

A few years ago Ben Heck made a breath-operated controller to substitute for the kick drum pedal of the Guitar Hero drum set, allowing a wheelchair-bound player to rock out. This time, the master modder made…

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Ace Attorney Objection! T-Shirt: Sustained

Ace Attorney Objection! T-Shirt: Sustained

Prove that you’re an Ace Attorney fan with Fangamer’s Objection! t-shirt. Designed by Maximo Lorenzo, the shirt features a silhouette of Phoenix Wright doing what he does best. It also comes with a 1″ button that…

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PixelBots: Making Things With Light! (And Robots!)

PixelBots: Making Things With Light! (And Robots!)

When I was growing up, one of my favorite toys was the good old Lite Brite. I’m guessing that it was an indication that I would later find myself hopelessly addicted to pixel art. Now, technologists…

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Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Last year we saw a robot cane for visually impaired people that warns its user of obstacles with an audible alert. The Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired or VAVI by grade 10 student Roman Kozak…

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Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone

Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone

Last year we saw a drone camera system that streamed live 3D video that can be viewed through the Oculus Rift headset. Diego Araos wrote a program that not only lets you use the Rift to…

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LEGO Titanfall Weapon Replicas: Anti-Minifig Guns

LEGO Titanfall Weapon Replicas: Anti-Minifig Guns

Flickr member, LEGO enthusiast and Bionicle pilot Nick Brick made life-size scale models of some of the weapons in the hit FPS Titanfall. Nick made the EVA-8 Shotgun, the Smart Pistol MK5 and the R-101C Carbine.…

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2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC

2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC

Just because virtual reality displays let us interact with 3D interfaces doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the ol’ two-dimensional view inside of them. Oliver Kreylos, a developer who’s been working with 3D software for nearly…

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Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

We can’t enter the digital world like the Flynns did just yet, but thanks to the Oculus Rift, you may be able to experience what it’s like to duke it out in a light cycle. Custom…

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Adventure Time Grass Sword Replica: I’m Cool with That

Adventure Time Grass Sword Replica: I’m Cool with That

If you watch Adventure Time, you know that Finn the Human has a cool sword made of grass. When he got it, he could not get it off his arm. The grass just wrapped itself around…

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Build and Train Endless Toy Robots with Tinkerbots

Build and Train Endless Toy Robots with Tinkerbots

TinkerBots (formerly known as Kinematics) let you make robots that are easy enough for a child to build. The pieces snap together easily, and you can make things much more complex than a robot dog too.…

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