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Archive for March 2012

Andrew Myers’ 3D Screw Portraits: No 3D Glasses Needed!

Andrew Myers’ 3D Screw Portraits: No 3D Glasses Needed!
Have you ever thought about making portraits using screws? I never did but that didn’t stop Andrew Myers from using thousands of Phillips head screws to create these incredible three-dimensional portraits.

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!
Didn’t I see something like this in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? This automaton kind of looks like an alien, but that’s because it’s based upon a jellyfish. That’s not the only surprising thing about this ‘bot.

DRONE Open Source Bluetooth Controller for Phones and Tablets

DRONE Open Source Bluetooth Controller for Phones and Tablets
When gaming on your mobile device, using a touchscreen is fine, but many of us prefer the old fashioned feel of a controller in our hands. But there aren’t a lot of options out there (yet).

iPhone Hard Drive Cover Doesn’t Give Your Phone Any Extra Storage

iPhone Hard Drive Cover Doesn’t Give Your Phone Any Extra Storage
Thanks to SSDs, traditional spinning hard drives are slowly disappearing. That’s my hope at least, because I’ve lost quite a bit of data due to hard drive crashes over the years. So if you’re the kind of geek that misses his HDD, check out the iPhone Hard Drive Cover that will dress up your iPhone as an hard drive.

Canada’s 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Get Termites

Canada’s 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Get Termites
There are many reasons why people switched from wooden houses to cemented ones: they’re more sturdy, a whole lot safer, and can withstand the elements better. But Canadian architect Michael Green is taking a step backwards and will be building a 30-story skyscraper from wood in Vancouver.

CityMaps Uses Brand Logos as Landmarks, Doubles as Social Commentary

CityMaps Uses Brand Logos as Landmarks, Doubles as Social Commentary
Google’s Maps service is a wonderful evolution of the ever useful map. But sometimes street names and building numbers are still not enough cues for directions. I’m sure you’ve mentioned a nearby building or store as a landmark when you’re giving or asking for directions, simply because a building is easier to spot than a street sign.

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic
What if you could play with your Etch-a-Sketch by simply moving your hands in the air? That would be pretty awesome. What once might have seemed like magic is now a reality. The Kinect-a-Sketch merges Etch-a-Sketch technology with gesture recognition.

Bird Man Flies with Homemade Wings?

Bird Man Flies with Homemade Wings?
Jarno Smeets is either one bad-ass geek or a bold-faced liar. This dude appears to have created one of my lifelong dreams using kite fabric and engineering prowess. Smeets has built for himself and one pair of flapping wings that apparently allow him to actually fly like a bird.

1:3 Scale TIE Fighter Playhouse for Sale on Craigslist

1:3 Scale TIE Fighter Playhouse for Sale on Craigslist
Times are tough for everybody. That must be why this 1:3 Scale TIE Fighter Playhouse showed up for sale on Craigslist in the Olympia, Washington area. I guess the Empire needs funds like everyone else.

Plug iPhone/iPod Charger Needs a USB Port, Not a Socket

Plug iPhone/iPod Charger Needs a USB Port, Not a Socket
An external battery pack that looks like a battery icon makes a lot of sense. But what about one that looks like a power plug? That’s exactly what the Plug is. It looks like a plug but actually docks directly to an iPhone or iPod to transfer its charge.

Battlefield 3: NES Edition

Battlefield 3: NES Edition
Thinking back to games on 8-bit systems like the NES, one of the things I remember most was the music and sounds they were able to make with the primitive sound technology available at the time.

HiQ iOpener Opens Existing Garage Doors with Smartphones

HiQ iOpener Opens Existing Garage Doors with Smartphones
A while back, we told you about a garage door opener which would work with your iPhone. While the idea is cool, the issue is that you needed to completely replace your garage door (at a cost of about $300 plus installation) to take advantage of it.

27-Inch iMac Goes for the Gold

27-Inch iMac Goes for the Gold
We know they’ve been pretty busy coating their gadgets with gold and other metals, but it’s been a while since we checked in with the guys from Computer Choppers. Turns out their latest endeavor is a doozie – it’s a 27-inch iMac plated in shiny gold.

Batmobile Drag Race: Let’s Hope Nobody Loses a Wheel

Batmobile Drag Race: Let’s Hope Nobody Loses a Wheel
The first episode of the new geek series has aired and the episode is up on YouTube right now. The series is called Super Power Beat Down and the initial episode pits two well-known Batmobiles against each other in a drag race.

Kid Icarus: Uprising Includes Lamest Accessory in History of Game Consoles

Kid Icarus: Uprising Includes Lamest Accessory in History of Game Consoles
Nintendo has a long and storied history of offering lame accessories for its game consoles. The trend started back in the original Nintendo console days when he had R.O.B. – that robot that would pick up spinning gyroscopes in tune with the game, and never seemed to sync up and always seem to miss placing the gyroscopes correctly.

Sphero Gets a Ride of Its Own

Sphero Gets a Ride of Its Own
Remember Sphero, the robotic ball of fun? Well, apparently he’s growing up really fast and has his license now, along with a new set of wheels. It was created with parts like a discarded toy car, trackball, an Arduino kit, and an H-Bridge.