Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Steampunk Globe and Newfangled iPad Control Google Earth

 |  |  |  |  |  |  August 1, 2010


The steampunk “Electromagnetic Geospacial Globe and Remote View with Obligatory Goggles” doesn’t just look cool, I like what creator John Knight is trying to do – making the ol’ globe more useful. RFID tags attached to the surface of the globe allow Knight to control Google Earth on an iPad and provide a more detailed view of a chosen area. And the goggles? They don’t have any purpose yet, except to make the whole thing look more steampunk.

steampunk rfid globe

Here’s the setup in action. It’s a work in progress, so don’t expect too much from it yet:

If I had tinkering skills I’d ditch the iPad and make a touchscreen globe that runs Google Earth.

[via Engadget]



Running up That Hill A Cappella

Running up That Hill A Cappella

Jack Daniel’s 2022 Coy Hill High Proof Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s 2022 Coy Hill High Proof Whiskey

Theory 11 Elvis Playing Cards

Theory 11 Elvis Playing Cards

8 Things to Love About the 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-X

8 Things to Love About the 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-X

Polestar 5 Prototype to be Revealed

Polestar 5 Prototype to be Revealed

2023 F-150 Heritage Edition Gets Classic Two-Tone Paint

2023 F-150 Heritage Edition Gets Classic Two-Tone Paint

Advertisement