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Archive for September 2012

Source of Water Turns Flood Water into Potable Water

Source of Water Turns Flood Water into Potable Water
Floods are becoming more and more common these days. Probably because people are still cutting down trees like no tomorrow and throwing their trash everywhere (which clogs up all the overtaxed drainage systems.)

Play Pong While You Wait for the Traffic Light to Turn Green

Play Pong While You Wait for the Traffic Light to Turn Green
Some walk lights have buttons you can press to let the system know that there are pedestrians waiting to cross, while some others have a Pong game unit instead. Too bad you can only find the latter in Germany.

Papercraft Minecraft Terrains: Wallcraft

Papercraft Minecraft Terrains: Wallcraft
3D printing is perfect for making Minecraft products. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your ol’ 2D printer to bring your in-game creations to the real world. Laboratory 424 has made templates of Minecraft blocks that you can print, fold and then mount using adhesive foam. 

Zelda Triforce Necklace: Gold Pendant of Courage (and Power and Wisdom)

Zelda Triforce Necklace: Gold Pendant of Courage (and Power and Wisdom)
Add this simple but beautiful chain and pendant set to your Legend of Zelda jewelry collection. It’s made of hand-polished brass with 18k gold plating. Flashy, but it’s also an appropriate likeness for something that’s also known as the Golden Power.

Clockwork is a Giant K’nex Ball Machine

Clockwork is a Giant K’nex Ball Machine
Look at this crazy K’Nex machine. It took 8 months to create, has over 450 feet of track and it includes over 40,000 K’Nex pieces, 8 motors, 5 lifts, 21 distinct paths, and a computer-controlled crane.

Profanity Generator Lets You Get Creative with Your Curses

Profanity Generator Lets You Get Creative with Your Curses
Here’s a couple of things you can do when you’re angry: grab your Damnit Doll, whip out your Calligraphuck Cards, or reach for your Profanity Generator. The first two options delay your expression of anger, while the last just helps you come up with words to describe it.

Kindleberry Pi: Hack Your Kindle Into Raspberry Pi Display

Kindleberry Pi: Hack Your Kindle Into Raspberry Pi Display
If you’ve got a Kindle you’re planning on upgrading, and you’re wondering what to do with your old eReader, then check out what Gef Tremblay did with his old Kindle. He hacked it into something he calls a Kindleberry.

Fulton Innovation Announces Wireless Charging Technology That Supports Multiple Formats

Fulton Innovation Announces Wireless Charging Technology That Supports Multiple Formats
I’m huge fan of wireless charging for smartphones and other devices. The problem with wireless charging is that there are multiple wireless charging formats on the market and they’re not all compatible. That means you could purchase a case for your iPhone that would work on one charging base, but not the other.

Samsung VOLVE Headphones Concept: A Bit of the Old, A Bit of the New

Samsung VOLVE Headphones Concept: A Bit of the Old, A Bit of the New
This headphone design looks pretty interesting. It combines a sort of retro-looking design with modern tech. They are sleek and stylish, and designer Andreas Konradsen says that they’re supposed to blur the boundaries between music and mind – whatever that means.

Origami Scarves Let You Fold Your Own Neckwear for the Day

Origami Scarves Let You Fold Your Own Neckwear for the Day
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has been around for centuries. I’ve always found it pretty cool, considering how you can turn a sheet of paper into absolutely anything you want to with a few folds and tucks here and there. 

RISR: The App/Sensor That Reads Body Language for You

RISR: The App/Sensor That Reads Body Language for You
You’ve probably wanted at some point in time to be able to fully engage your date or a client. Here’s another tool to help you accomplish your goal. RISR is a “sensor web” that will help you get the most out of each conversation.

Moku Woodware’s Desktop Chair: Seat Your MacBook or iPad with Style

Moku Woodware’s Desktop Chair: Seat Your MacBook or iPad with Style
Stands and charging stations tend to look alike, because they are designed to do similar things, which is why when I see a unique solution to stash my computer or tablet, I’m always interested. The Desktop Chair is definitely a distinctive way of charging up your gear.

Awesome Hand Paintings are the Handiwork of Two Very Handy People

Awesome Hand Paintings are the Handiwork of Two Very Handy People
Now here’s some awesome (and literal) hand art. Body painter Annie Ralli and photographer Ray Massey were commissioned by an insurance company to come up with images surrounding their tagline which went, “You’re in good hands.”

Anatomical Barbie Looks Cool But Might Freak Your Kids Out

Anatomical Barbie Looks Cool But Might Freak Your Kids Out
Koen Hauser gave his subjects the anatomical treatment and his human models couldn’t look any creepier. Now it’s Barbie’s turn. In the eyes of many kids (mostly girls), she’s the perfect doll. She’s pretty, she’s sexy, and she’s got a hunky boyfriend named Ken.

Alpha Dog Robot Can Move More Quietly (But You Can Still Escape It)

Alpha Dog Robot Can Move More Quietly (But You Can Still Escape It)
So we recently saw Boston Dynamics updated Cheetah robot which is now capable of outrunning humans, and now we have video of the latest improvements to their DARPA funded Alpha Dog robot. Alpha Dog is slower than Cheetah because it is built for different tasks.

Pac-Man Table is Retro Class All the Way

Pac-Man Table is Retro Class All the Way
We’ve seen several Pac-Man tables over the years, and all of them are neat in their own ways. This one keeps things classy with a modern look and color matching chairs.

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