Last month, Microsoft’s worldwide marketing manager Ryan Moore said that hardcore gamers will be the first to buy Kinect (but not because Kinect is for hardcore players, he just assumed that hardcore players were the type to embrace new tech).
Music geek/artist Steve Averill created this crazy contraption, a plywood robot that can play drums.
Spruce Deuce gets his rhythm by using a set of arm and wrist servos, controlled by a Highly Liquid MD24 MIDI servo controller.
If you’ve ever been impressed by the animation in UBIsoft ‘s games like the Rayman series, you might want to check out this nifty art and animation framework the company has built for creating animations with incredible ease.
The UBIart framework allows animators the flexibility to create moving images simply by loading in any image, then adding a “skeleton” to the image to provide pivot points for animating movements.
I really like this animation by German artist Surfap – based on the classic 8-bit NES game Super Mario Bros.
I’m actually not sure how he achieved the effect, but the illusion makes it look like the game was painted on a concrete wall and sidewalk.
See Dave. See Dave smile. See Dave ride his toilet cart. See Dave become the envy of geeks everywhere. Dave took a stripped down go-kart and turned it into something special – something that the Shriners with their fancy little hats and their little go-karts would be jealous of at the next parade.
You know you’re onto something when people are making parodies of your work. Granted, that something can either be awesome or despicable, but in this case Jay Pavlina, I think it’s safe to say that your work is awesome, and that you have officially arrived.
The Wet Circuits power strip is a water resistant power strip that also has a circuit breaker to prevent overheating. It’s patented design ensures that electricity will be conducted only when a “proper plug is 100% inserted into the outlet.“
This new robot coming to us from South Korea really wants to express itself.
The FURO from Future Robot is designed to convey various “human emotions” including, but not limited to “Uncomfortable smile,” “How do you like my teeth?
I wasn’t sure if a Nintendo 3DS would really be in the cards for me as a future gadget purchase, but I’m now one step closer to that purchase thanks to the revelation that the Ninja Gaiden series would be making a home on the unique 3D handheld.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any screenshots or even details on the gameplay at this point, just Tecmo Koei’s announcement that the franchise is coming to the 3DS.
If you are worried about all those security cameras that are popping up everywhere, and Big Brother watching you, well maybe you should just leave now and ignore this piece of news. Mirko Kovac from the EPFL has developed a bunch of micro air vehicles which can latch onto walls, and yes, they have cameras.
I have a thing for cars and gadgets. I tend to mark the films and TV shows of my childhood by the car the characters drove and the gadgets in the flick. Magnum PI had his Ferrari, Rockford had his Trans Am, Bo and Luke had the General, and Back to the Future II had that sweet DeLorean, the hover board, and those shoes that lace themselves.
These EXOvault cases for the iPhone are real stunners. Each one is handmade from metal, and some models are engraved with intricate designs.
Each one of EXOvault’s cases is crafted from lightweight metals, such as brass or anodized aluminum, and feature a beautiful inlaid rosewood accent on back.
ShockSlayer is one of those guys you can rely on to crank out cool portable game consoles, and the (occasional light-up Zelda belt buckle) but it turns out that in his spare time, he likes to play with fire.
In this vid clip, SS shows off his work-in-progress wrist-work flamethrower in action.
The guys over at Hypebeast stumbled onto these images of an iPhone 4 paired up with the lens from a dSLR camera.
While details are scarce, and some commenters think the rig is fake, I think it’s real, especially from the Manfrotto pocket tripod mount, which is a legitimate photographers accessory, featured previously here on Technabob.
Now, I think the iPhone 4 captures pretty nice photos all on its own, but the idea of a manually adjustable lens could make for some much more professional and artistic photography than the iPhone’s tiny standard camera lens can muster on its own.
I like high tech stuff that is easy to use and looks sort of like magic. Such is the case with the new Slurp device that turned up today. It’s a squeezy dropper that has some tech gear grafted onto it.