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Archive for December 2007

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d
Taking a page from systems like the Sony EyeToy and the Nintendo Wii control scheme, this new camera from Israel’s 3DV Systems could bring gaming interaction to a whole new level. The company’s recently revealed ZCam is capable of not only capturing gamers’ most intricate gestures, but detecting full-body movements in three dimensions, without the need for the player to hold a controller.

Giant NES Controller Conceals Pc [Case Mod]

Giant NES Controller Conceals Pc [Case Mod]
It’s kind of funny that this isn’t the first giant NES controller story I’ve covered. The last one I wrote about was a mammoth controller which could actually play games. This time, we’ve got the same monster controller concept, but beneath the hood dwells a completely functional PC.

Light Source Glows for 12+ Years Without Power

Light Source Glows for 12+ Years Without Power
Lightroenergy is an amazing new source of illumination which can produce a bright glow for up to a dozen years without any electricity or exposure to sunlight. Litrospheres are tiny self-luminous particles which can be injection molded or embedded into paints.

Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Ikea

Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Ikea
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a piece of furniture from Ikea, spent countless hours assembling it, only to have some slightly out-of-the ordinary use cause it to fail catastrophically. That’s exactly what happened to this artist when he overstuffed his drawers with his drawers and tried to move them.

Zetalink Nixie Tube Clocks Offer Funky Fonts

Zetalink Nixie Tube Clocks Offer Funky Fonts
This wouldn’t be the first Nixie tube clock I’ve ever seen, but it sure offers some different display options than the typical numeric display they usually feature. Raymond Weisling’s GeekKlok not only can display time using traditional digits, it offers custom “fonts” which can tell time using special characters.

Vholdr Sports Camera Gets the 360-Degree Treatment

Vholdr Sports Camera Gets the 360-Degree Treatment
What do you get when you combine a skateboard wheel, a length of PVC pipe, a driveway marker, a handful of screws, a bolt, washers and nuts, and some Gorilla Tape? Not much, until you throw an awesome new wearable camcorder in the mix.

This Clock is Dyn-O-Mite!

This Clock is Dyn-O-Mite!
Remember how the Mooninites from ATHF caused such a stir in Boston earlier this year? Can you imagine what those government fearmongers would do if they saw one of these clocks sitting on a shelf somewhere?

Wii Box Robot on the Attack

Wii Box Robot on the Attack
Thanks to a little hard work and creativity, a Japanese toy Otaku has put together this awesome little Wii box robot. By combining Amazon Japan’s shipping box robot toy, some custom-printed box labels and a few mini Wii keychain accessories, they completed the look for the pint-sized bot.

Mstation Theaterbar: Surround Slims Down

Mstation Theaterbar: Surround Slims Down
I was over on the mStation website recently, when I stumbled across this interesting new sound system buried under “coming soon”. It looks like the mStation TheaterBar will soon join the ranks of one-box home theater sound systems, designed to mesh beautifully with today’s flat-screen televisions.

Super Mario Power Up! Energy Drink: Just Add Vodka

Super Mario Power Up! Energy Drink: Just Add Vodka
Do you often find yourself falling asleep just before you can get to that next Super Mario Galaxy level? Need a boost? Why not give yourself a kick in the pants, Mario style, with this Super Mario Power Up!

Ho Ho Hot: USB Santa Boots Warm Your Feet

Ho Ho Hot: USB Santa Boots Warm Your Feet
Ever wonder how do Mr. and Mrs. Claus keep their toes warm on a cold North Pole night? Why, with these heated USB Santa boots, of course. Leave it to the wacky gadget makers of Japan’s Thanko (the same guys who brought us other gems like these) to come up with these silly oversize red shoes, which keep your tootsies toasty when you plug them into your computer’s USB port.

Star Wars Wii Console Hits Ebay for $15k

Star Wars Wii Console Hits Ebay for $15k
Serious Star Wars fans might like this custom Darth Vader Wii that’s currently up for for sale over on eBay. But is it really worth the $15,000 Buy it Now price the seller is asking? The Star Wars Wii features a black finish and dramatic red LED illumination, befitting of the Dark Side of the Force.

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500
RoboPhilo is a compact personal robot that offers a level of sophistication you usually don’t find in robots for under $1000, let alone in one that costs less than 500 clams.   The humanoid ‘bot comes “ready to walk,” which means you won’t have to spend hours putting together the intricate servos and wiring that might have to with other hobby robots.

Auto Sensing Coasters Keep the Drinks Coming

Auto Sensing Coasters Keep the Drinks Coming
Here’s an ingenius little invention for all you boozehounds out there. Imagine if you will, sitting at your neighborhood watering hole, when the bartender sees a little flashing light out of the corner of his eye and just knows it’s time to refill your cocktail.

Super Mario Rains Down Real Coins

Super Mario Rains Down Real Coins
Usually when I think of Mario’s primary currency, I think of those little gold coins (and maybe some power-packed ‘shrooms). So I was pleasantly surprised to see this arcade machine from Japan in which Mario pays out with real coins.

Every Time a Bell Rings, a Blog Gets Its Hits

Every Time a Bell Rings, a Blog Gets Its Hits
Here’s a fun little holiday project for you mechanically-inclined folks out there. This strange looking contraption connects to your computer and rings a little bell every time a visitor hits your website. With a few bucks worth of off the shelf parts, an Arduino board, a USB cable and a little code, you too can have one for your website, thanks to this detailed “how-to” article over on Tinkerlog.