While the robots that have found their way from Japan’s Kondo are of the humanoid, bipedal kind, they decided to go off the board this time, offering up a four-legged turtle-bot.
The Kame Robotto is the first robot in Kondo’s animal robot series, and he’s a cute little bugger.
A dude named foldsfive decided to recreate the entire original Star Wars trilogy in MS Paint, then converted to animated GIFs. He released his take Star Wars: A New Hope last month. This month, it’s The Empire Strikes Back‘s turn.
Foldsfive is also known as David Court and created the first one a few years ago for a site that couldn’t handle any images bigger than 250kb.
Ben Heck chose to make his Bill Paxton pinball machine the old fashioned way, using actual flippers and tunnels and whatnot. But there’s also another, less complicated way to make a pinball machine – by running an emulator on a computer.
As a child, Robert Burden was amazed by the action figures he had – G.I. Joes, WWF wrestlers, Star Wars characters. Now that he’s all grown up, Burden makes paintings of his childhood love in an attempt to re-capture the awe that he felt as a youngster (and to make a few bucks as well).
Sony just introduced a video demonstrating this amazing new 360-degree display technology that’s something you might find in a James Cameron movie.
The new autostereoscopic display projects 360 individual slices of an image onto an array of special LEDs, providing a volumetric display you can walk around and view from any angle – without glasses.
I don’t really know why you would use a 130-pound log as an iPod speaker, but I guess the contrast that this creates between the high-tech looks of the iPod and the rough and rugged looks of the log are kind of cool.
Naturally, it’s called the iTree, and was created by the Austrian design studio KMKG.
You’ve probably heard of Joby’s Gorillapod. It’s a great take on the classic tripod that doesn’t take up too much space, and works just about anywhere. Now, it turns out you can reuse your Gorillapod as an iPad stand too.
For this stand, the smallest Gorillapod for cellphones and cameras was used.
We’ve featured Nintendo systems with wooden components before, but this NES is entirely made out of wood, with the exception of the strings used for the cables:
It seems that the console – along with a wooden TV – was made for an exhibit.
I’ve got at least a couple of keys on my keyring that look so much alike that I always grab the wrong one first. Thankfully, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde have a solution that’s perfect for me.
These Pac-Man ghost key covers are perfect for sorting out which key is which on your keychain.
Stock up on these accessories before the Great War comes. Trust me, your descendants will appreciate it. If their ears have not been melted off by rads and rads of radiation that is. Start off with a pair of Nuka Cola Quantum Asymmetrical Earrings for $12 (USD).
Now I’ve got an iPad, and I really enjoy it. I can even imagine bringing it into bed to read a book or play a game on occasion. And while I’d love to have a place to charge my iPad by my bedside table, the idea of an alarm clock dock for the iPad seems a little silly.
I’ve certainly seen our share of low-cost computers, but I can honestly say that this is the least expensive computer system I’ve seen yet.
The Humane Reader is designed to provide computer technology to homes or schools without internet access or the budget for traditional PCs or Macs.
A LEGO NXT enthusiast has built a remote-controlled Wall-E that can transform into a box, just like in the movie when Wall-E goes to sleep. The robot can also move forward/backward, spin in either direction, hold – and drop – objects and look up or down.
Few things can rile up a crowd more than watching a heads-up competition, as in boxing, fencing, chess. Well, maybe not chess but you get the point. Inspired by the spirit of such spectacles, David Hindman of New York University wrote a thesis about controlling Mortal Kombat using real guitars.