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Archive for December 2007

Brain Controlled Synthesizer Plays What You’re Thinking

Brain Controlled Synthesizer Plays What You’re Thinking
I found this photo over on Flickr today, and I was so captivated, I had to mention it. Apparently, this guy decided to see what would happen if he hooked an old analog synthesizer up to his brain.

Pac-Man Christmas Tree Hits Madrid

Pac-Man Christmas Tree Hits Madrid
This has gotta be the coolest Christmas tree I think I’ve ever seen. Pac-Man and his ghostly pals have been reproduced in this giant holiday light display. The “tree” features a fully-animated version of the classic arcade game, rendered across thousands of colored LEDs.

Rgby LED Desktop Offers Chameleon-Like Surface

Rgby LED Desktop Offers Chameleon-Like Surface
This amazing LED tabletop surface can sense the color of objects placed on top of it, then automatically change its own colors to match. The RGBy desk uses small clusters of photo sensors and multicolored LEDs to work its color-changing magic.

Retro LED Watch Brings Back Memories

Retro LED Watch Brings Back Memories
Unless you’re as ancient as me, you might not remember the earliest LED watches from back in the 1970s. Now you can own a remake of one of the most clean, minimal LED timepieces from that era.

Galaga Quilt Keeps Aliens in Stitches

Galaga Quilt Keeps Aliens in Stitches
On a cold winter’s day, what better way to enjoy a gaming session than from under this toasty quilt featuring the 80s arcade classic Galaga? Handcrafted by North Carolina artist CarolinaPatchworks, the quilt offers up a giant (18:1 scale) interpretation of the bitmapped icons from arguably the best top-down shooter of all time.

Microwave Zaps Fleeing Cars in Their Tracks

Microwave Zaps Fleeing Cars in Their Tracks
Let me start by saying this — I need one of these. A new technology is in the works that can stop moving vehicles cars dead from a distance. Pasadena’s Eureka Aerospace has developed high-power microwave-based system that can be fired at a specific car and kill its electrical system in an instant.

Crystal Nintendo Ds and Wii Bedazzle

Crystal Nintendo Ds and Wii Bedazzle
Looking for a gift for the Nintendo fan who has everything? How about a crystal encrusted game system? Masters of all things bejeweled, Crystal Icing will embellish your DS Lite with the likeness of Mario and his flying Koopa nemesis for $350.

Space Invader + Rubik’s Cube = Pac-Man

Space Invader + Rubik’s Cube = Pac-Man
I know, it doesn’t sound like the math would work, but somehow that equation actually holds up in this case. Stay with me while I elaborate. You see, this art installation is the latest from the famous French street artist who goes by the moniker Space Invader.

Playstation, Xbox Faked in 8-Bits

Playstation, Xbox Faked in 8-Bits
While these consoles from China may look slightly like their authentic counterparts, just one look under the hood, and you’ll see just how phony they really are. China’s ShenZhen LinFeng Electronics has cranked out a series of console knock-offs, imitating the look of all three generations of the Sony Playstation, the original Microsoft Xbox and even the Sega Saturn.

Timberland Ht2 Watch: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Timberland Ht2 Watch: Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Timberland’s latest men’s sports watch packs in a plethora of handy features for outdoorsy types. The HT2 outdoor performance watch offers both analog and digital clock displays, capable of tracking time simultaneously in four different time zones.

Nintendo NES Windows Pc Spotted on Ebay

Nintendo NES Windows Pc Spotted on Ebay
This wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve seen a Nintendo NES console turned into a Windows PC, but it is the first time you can buy one for yourself. The maker of this beautifully crafted NES PC casemod has put it up for sale to the highest bidder.

Wooden Ladybug Speaker Spreads Its Wings

Wooden Ladybug Speaker Spreads Its Wings
At first glance, you wouldn’t think this hat-box shaped container would be a sound system, but it is. The cylindrical wooden box conceals compact stereo speakers perfect for your computer or media player. Volume and power controls are concealed beneath a set of flaps reminiscent of a ladybug’s wings, but they can be used in the closed position thanks to perforations in the wings.

Windows Vista DVD Burn: Got 130 Years to Kill?

Windows Vista DVD Burn: Got 130 Years to Kill?
Ah, the power of Windows Vista. Check out this recent screen capture of the progress dialog that appeared when an unsuspecting Vista user tried to burn 15 megabytes of files to a DVD RW drive. So if I’m doing my math right, the disk will be completed in 2138, a little over 130 years from now.

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