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Tag: Prototype

LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas

LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas
Big time professional LEGO builder Nathan Sawaya built the LEGO Oscar trophies that were given away to a handful of celebrities at the 2015 Academy Awards. Nathan believes that sharing is awesome, so he submitted his…
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PleyWorld Crowdsources Ideas for LEGO sets: Pleygiarism

PleyWorld Crowdsources Ideas for LEGO sets: Pleygiarism
Is your awesome idea for a LEGO set rotting on LEGO Ideas? Check out PleyWorld. Launched by the LEGO rental company Pley, PleyWorld is a more liberal though unofficial version of LEGO Ideas. Once your concept…
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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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Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You

Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You
Ad-blocking software is a double-edged sword, but overall I still think it needs to exist. But as Sean Tejaratchi so effectively explained, the barrage of ads online is nothing compared to what’s happening in the real…
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Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight
Published in March 1957, Detective Comics Vol. 1 #241 is also known as the Rainbow Batman issue. In the comic book, Bruce Wayne wore different colored Batsuits including a rainbow-striped suit. DC Comics made a prototype…
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Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O
NASA and Bear Grylls have proven that it’s possible to drink pee. If Janicki Industries has its way, someday we’ll be drinking water from poop and other waste materials too. Its OmniProcessor impressed no less than…
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Ultrasound Haptic Feedback Lets You Feel Virtual Objects: Good Vibes

Ultrasound Haptic Feedback Lets You Feel Virtual Objects: Good Vibes
Virtual reality has reached the point where it can easily fool our vision and sense of depth and balance. But if it’s to be truly believable our sense of touch needs to be indulged as well.…
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Laser-based Device Creates 3D Images in Midair: Plasma is Dead, Long Live Plasma!

Laser-based Device Creates 3D Images in Midair: Plasma is Dead, Long Live Plasma!
Terry McGinnis hated the Bat-Signal, but he might consider Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display. The Japanese company’s proof-of-concept device creates three dimensional images by reflecting a laser beam into the air. When air molecules are hit…
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WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking

WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking
Whiteboards and blackboards are great for group discussions. But they also take attention away from the speaker, especially for participants who insist on writing down everything that’s on the board. That’s where the WriteBoard concept comes…
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Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite
Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, you can just get a cheap laptop and be all…
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Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts
A few years ago we saw a custom fabricated material with embedded actuators and magnets, which enable it to autonomously fold into a predetermined shape when subjected to electricity. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab is working on creating…
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FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend
Apple is catching a lot of flak lately for its bending smartphone. This device developed by Microsoft Research and the University of Applied Sciences in Austria on the other hand is meant to bend. It’s called…
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VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling

VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling
Here’s an app that adds another meaning to Ghost in the machine. Currently in development, VRClay lets you create 3D shapes in virtual reality with the help of the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra controllers.…
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Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer
If Team Nixie has its way, drones might someday become the selfie addicts’ best friend. One of the finalists in Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge, the team is working on Nixie, a camera-toting drone that’s thin,…
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Hack Allows Android Apps to Run on Google Chrome: Play Store Unchained

Hack Allows Android Apps to Run on Google Chrome: Play Store Unchained
To bolster the software library of Chrome OS, Google made App Runtime for Chrome (ARC), which allows Android apps to run on the lightweight operating system. Software developer Vlad Filippov aka Vladikoff went beyond what Google…
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