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There are a number of tried and tested ways to make custom molds of pretty much any small object, but the creative duo of Eclectical Engineering reminds us that 3D scanning and printing technology is a viable alternative.
Last year, we checked out Eucl3D’s tie-in with Kerbal Space Program that lets you order 3D prints of your created spaceships. Now the company has partnered with developer Frontier Developments to print scale models of some of the ships in Elite: Dangerous.
Aido is a forthcoming robot for the home which is designed to act as a personal assistant and entertainment hub that can follow you around. If you have seen the flick Wall-E, I don’t see how you can miss the resemblance that Aido has to Wall-E’s robotic girlfriend Eve.
I’ve spent many an hour building prisons to house inmates in Prison Architect. I’ve also spent a bunch of hours frustrated because I can’t seem to keep the prisoners from rioting or tunneling out no matter how many guards or dogs I have.
We’ve seen what Boston Dynamics ATLAS robot can do. It’s an impressive piece of engineering. Surely a milestone on the journey to humanity’s ultimate destruction. But what would ATLAS say if we could hear his thoughts?
Do you like to jump rope as part of your exercise routine? Let me introduce you to Tangram Factory’s Smart Rope, a jump rope with 23 LEDs embedded in the middle of the rope that light up in front of you to display your current jump count while you’re jumping, courtesy of the old persistence of vision effect.
I’ve been a regular user of the 2015 and 2016 model Dell XPS laptops – the XPS 13 and XPS 15, and have been very impressed with the overall performance, usability and build quality of these portable workhorses.
These days, Dremel rotary tools are pretty affordable, but if you want one for the price of free you can make one from stuff you likely already have around the house. It may not have all of the power of the real thing, but it will handle simple jobs for you.
PiBorg specializes in motor controllers and sensors for the Raspberry Pi, as well as robot kits based on the affordable computer. The company’s latest controller is for the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero, one that’s equally compact yet will let you manage up to 12 motors.
Amsterdam is getting a unique and very cool theater that will have movie fans giving up stadium seating and a big screen for rotating chairs and goggles. The project is called The Virtual Reality cinema and it will use chairs that can swivel 360-degrees, Samsung Gear VR headsets, and surround sound via Sennheiser HD 201 headphones.
I spent many a summer day watching Bob Ross paint on PBS growing up. He made it look so easy and there were never mistakes, only happy little birds and happy little trees. I always figured Bob was high as a MF when he made his show.
The first wave of virtual reality headsets are prohibitively expensive. But thanks to companies like Curiscope, we can experience the resurgent technology on the cheap. The company has created a t-shirt called Virtuali-Tee that projects a 3D model of the bones and organs inside the human torso.
Super LEGO maker ZaziNombies’ latest creation is based on one of the Mario series’ oldest and most powerful items. His POW Block replica is made of 400 to 500 LEGO pieces, which means it can hurt at least 400 feet after it’s thrown.
The Force is strong with this origami Darth Vader. He may look adorable, but that lightsaber could still give you a serious papercut, so don’t underestimate him. He’s more paper now than man. However, there is still good in him, I feel it.
The Apple II dominated the PC scene for over a decade, which meant a ton of applications were made for the series and its clones. For instance, its roster of top tier games could go toe-to-toe with that of dedicated gaming systems.
Last month we checked out a decorative tape with a circuit board design. It turns out that researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group have considered such a form factor for interconnected and programmable sensors, and are looking for potential customers for their product.