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Archive for August 2013

Pinwheel Interface Wants You to Blow It

Pinwheel Interface Wants You to Blow It
I’ve seen some unusual user interfaces and input devices over the years, but one that I’ve never thought of before now is a pinwheel. Sure, there are games on the Nintendo handhelds which require that you blow on its microphone to create virtual wind, but this is definitely much a more tangible interface.

Manifestation Station: Utility Box Turned Preview to Utopia

Manifestation Station: Utility Box Turned Preview to Utopia
Utility boxes are often an eyesore. They just sit there, at the sidewalks, taking up space and being a huge eyesore, especially if some rowdy teenagers decide to turn them into a canvas for their graffiti.
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Nerdblock Gift Box: Question Mark Blocks IRL

Nerdblock Gift Box: Question Mark Blocks IRL
If you like LootCrate, check out Nerdblock. It’s also a geek-oriented subscription that sends you a box containing 5 to 6 items every month. Each package contains a t-shirt plus other geeky items. The biggest draw of Nerdblock is that it gets its merchandise from major brands and companies like Star Wars, Nintendo, Marvel and DC.

What If Disney’s Princesses Used Instagram?

What If Disney’s Princesses Used Instagram?
Imagine a world where Disney’s most-beloved princesses actually existed; a world where they would have access to the Internet and maintained a presence of various social media networks. Like Instagram, for example. That’s one thing the folks from B for Bel were musing about, which prompted them to come up with this fun gallery of Instagram posts from the Disney princesses.

Life-size Mass Effect Jack Papercraft is Massively Impressive

Life-size Mass Effect Jack Papercraft is Massively Impressive
Fans of the Mass Effect franchise of games will love this life-sized version of Jack. The details are every bit as impressive as the character on screen. It’s even more impressive when you consider that she is 3D and made primarily of paper.

Vizio S3821 2.1 Soundbar Review: Packs a Punch for the Price

Vizio S3821 2.1 Soundbar Review: Packs a Punch for the Price
I recently had the opportunity to swap out the 5.1 audio system in my living room with the Vizio S3821 2.1 soundbar and subwoofer. This slimline sound system is a great way to add high quality sound to your flat-screen TV without having to run a bunch of wires, and without breaking the bank.

Cecilia Valentine’s “Fur is Alive” Wearables Are Really Alive

Cecilia Valentine’s “Fur is Alive” Wearables Are Really Alive
Sometimes, the right accessories make a person’s outfit come alive. Other times, it’s the accessories being worn that’s actually alive, and that’s the case with Cecilia Valentine’s “Fur is Alive” series. Her pieces are composed of bulky but hollow 3D-printed pieces that look plain on their own.

AOC USB Add-on Monitor Slims Down

AOC USB Add-on Monitor Slims Down
A couple of years back, AOC released a compact USB-powered secondary display which could be easily used to extend your computer’s desktop. The $130 display was a pretty good deal then, and now AOC has improved a few features of the original with its recently released e1659Fwu portable display.

Konami Code Tattoo: I Guess He Has 30 Arms Now

Konami Code Tattoo: I Guess He Has 30 Arms Now
Fashionably Geek reader Kevin Pacheco had Konami’s transcendent cheat code tattooed on his arm. Apparently the images of the buttons and directional pads are the same size as the ones on the NES controller.

Papercraft Analog Digital Clock: Time is Recyclable

Papercraft Analog Digital Clock: Time is Recyclable
Several years ago we saw Alvin Aronson’s minimalist timepiece, which used wood and ceramic to replicate the seven segment digits commonly used in LCD and LED displays. Instructables member alstroemeria took the idea further, creating a papercraft version of Aronson’s clock.

Empire Steampunk Speakers: For Dapper Audiophiles Only

Empire Steampunk Speakers: For Dapper Audiophiles Only
There’s something that continues to intrigue me about Steampunk style. I think it’s the idea that technology could be driven by steam power instead of electricity. And while these speakers aren’t actually driven by steam, they’re still pretty amazing.

‘We Are Unlike You’ is a Not Your Typical Modeling Agency

‘We Are Unlike You’ is a Not Your Typical Modeling Agency
Blonde hair, blue eyes, pearly white teeth, and a winning smile. That’s a description of your typical model. Crooked eyes, gapped teeth, tattooed face, and a gummy smile. That’s a description of some models from the Ugly Model Agency.

London Gives “Smart Bins” the Old Heave Ho

London Gives “Smart Bins” the Old Heave Ho
A year ago, pod-shaped recycling bins were installed all over the UK by Renew London. The so-called “smart bins” definitely look better than your average trash can. Now, you might be wondering, why would trash cans have Wi-Fi capabilities and an LCD installed on front?

Stack Printer Concept is Its Own Paper Tray

Stack Printer Concept is Its Own Paper Tray
I’m more interested about 3D printers than ink printers these days, but I couldn’t pass up sharing the Stack printer with you. It’s a concept by industrial designer Mugi Yamamoto that’s meant to save space and gives you a better idea of how much work it has done.

DIY Magnetic Crocheted Katamari is Very Attractive

DIY Magnetic Crocheted Katamari is Very Attractive
Flickr user/Sprite Stitcher/Princess of All Cosmos Mara Cheng made a crocheted katamari that works a bit like its videogame counterpart, and she did it the Jesse Pinkman way: with magnets. Yeah, Science!

Gluten-Free Singles Lets You Find Your Gluten-Free Match

Gluten-Free Singles Lets You Find Your Gluten-Free Match
It’s a match made in gluten-free heaven every time – if you find your match on Glutenfree Singles, that is. There’s no guarantee that you’ll stay together all throughout each other’s lifetimes, but at least you can avoid one problem most gluten intolerant people run into on first dates: incompatible diets.
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