Back when I had a real job I worked in a hospital on the night shift and we got really, really bored. We used to play pranks on each other than involved being dusted with baby powder if you fell asleep or shocked with a muscle stimulator.
Eric Gregori‘s new clever robot has a Chumby head and can walk around, albeit slowly. What’s amazing is that there isn’t much computing power in a Chumby, yet Eric still managed to make it walk.
This cute little robot uses a 3-axis Freescale accelerometer to balance.
The official Star Wars website has pumpkin patterns that should come in handy this Halloween. All you need to do is print the template you want, stick them to a pumpkin using pins, and get carving.
The Mandalorian insignia is as Halloween as it gets.
A lot of forms and documents have digital equivalents nowadays, but one thing that’s still holding on to its fibrous form is the business card. While I’m sure you feel fancy every time you look at your own card, keeping track of the ones you receive from other people can be a pain.
Uh, well not really. But if you want a hard drive that LOOKS like a Nintendo Wii, have I got something for you.
The guys over at schlock-shop DealExtreme have gotten their hands on these hard drive enclosures that look like a miniature black Wii.
The most complex thing I ever built out of a set of LEGO bricks was a police station, and I did that following the directions. Real hard-core LEGO fans don’t need no stinkin’ instructions, and can turn their Mindstorms LEGO sets into robots that do things I won’t do for myself, like fold a t-shirt.
I use an iPhone, but I am not a huge fan of Apple’s computers. I prefer Windows, but I will admit to being jealous of the cool MagSafe connector that MacBooks have. I have snagged my deckchair on the cord to my notebook before and ripped the thing off the desk damaging it in the process, so I can appreciate a breakaway cable.
I don’t’ spend much time looking at trash around my house thinking about ways I can reuse the stuff. I mostly just worry about the bag of trash leaking a line of milk or Dr. Pepper on the floor as I sprint to the door to take the bag to the can outside.
This great painting is by Scott Listfield. Scott has got quite a few paintings featuring these lonely astronauts in them. The whole concept reminds me of 2001: Space Odyssey. Except for the R2-D2 part – that reminds me of Star Wars.
Are you a Japanese vegan gardener? Well good for you, because DoCoMo has just released the perfect new device for you.
So, this thing is actually called a Garden Sensor. It will ensure that your veggies will turn out perfect.
If we trust ultraviolet light to clean our toothbrushes, I guess it’s not that weird to let it sanitize the insides of shoes as well. That’s exactly what SteriShoe does.
Put them in your shoes, turn them on for 45 minutes and they’ll kick germs in their germicidal nuts.
This is far from the first time that Ben Heck has put together an Xbox 360 portable, but it is the first Xbox 360 Slim portable he’s done – or that anyone has completed, for that matter.
The new Xbox 360 Slim portable really is slimmer than his earlier attempts, measuring 1.5″
I remember my first 3.5-inch disk. It was a copy of MacPaint on the original Mac 128k, and it was so amazing compared to the 5.25 and 8-inch floppies of my youth. Eventually, I had boxes and boxes of the little hard-shelled floppies, each one with various and sundry Mac wares (and WareZ) loaded on them, and some cryptic description scrawled on the label.
Fujitsu seems to be a staunch believer in the saying that more is better. The company showed off a dual-touchscreen smartphone concept at CEATEC 2010. Seeing it in action, it’s not that far out, allowing for portrait and landscape view via a handy “swing action” feature.