Synesthesia is a rare condition wherein a sensory input consistently activates multiple senses or emotions. Some synesthetes see colors when they see a particular letter or number. Others have their sense of taste activated when they hear a word.
We’ve seen projection mapping applied to pool tables for decorative or instructional purposes. This one’s a sleek version for table tennis. Made by Thomas Mayer for his thesis in Interaction Design, the Table Tennis Trainer will turn you into the Ivan Drago of ping pong.
Are you a sadistic dungeon master who thinks critical hits happen too often? A lazy gamer who wishes you could roll just one die for all your rolls? The Dice Lab has you covered. They came up with the world’s first injection-molded 120-sided die.
Analogue Interactive is known for its expensive retro consoles, but it’s reaching out to us common folk with its partnership with 8Bitdo. The companies collaborated to create the Retro Receiver, a Bluetooth dongle that lets you use a variety of controllers with the NES and its derivative systems, including Analogue’s Nt.
Consumer drones equipped for photography or videography often have automatic tracking or path-finding so you can shoot with them even when you’re alone. Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera might be the smallest and most durable of its kind to pack those features.
Many geeks are familiar with LEGO enthusiast Jason Allemann. But he’s only half of the entity we know as JK Brickworks. The “K” is his partner Kristal. This is one of her latest LEGO builds, which she calls the Engineer.
In his latest collection, the talented custom figure maker Sillof imagines what Star Wars characters would look like if they lived in the Masters of the Universe universe. It’s a reference to the origins of He-Man and his fellow Eternians.
You might not know it, but Play-Doh and similarly made modeling clay are conductive, which makes them a great way to introduce electronics to kids. Squishy Circuits has kits and recipes for both conductive and insulating clay.
Tesla Motors’ cars are some of the nerdiest vehicles you can get. But programmer su – tesla made her Model S even smarter by rooting the car’s on-board computer, allowing her to emulate the Linux distro Gentoo on it.
Last month we checked out a hack that turned Corsair keyboards into a display. Apparently, Logitech’s Vice President and General Manager of Gaming Ujesh Desai had the same idea for their booth at this year’s PAX East.
Christoph Bartneck secured his spot in Cloud Cuckoo Land among fellow Master Builders with this life-size model of The LEGO Movie‘s Princess Unikitty. As if its size wasn’t commanding enough, the model’s head can rotate while its eyes have detachable LEDs that blink wildly.
The electronics books of Forrest M. Mims III have educated and inspired millions of people since the ’80s, thanks to Mims’ friendly and concise writing style and his hand-drawn illustrations. Electrical engineer Star Simpson is one of Mims’ fans, and she came up with a wonderful homage to the author.
SEGA Mega Drive Classics is a Steam collection of Mega Drive (aka Genesis) games ported to Windows. On April 28th, it’s going to receive a free update that adds an interactive launcher called the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub.
Late last year we caught a glimpse of Tamashii Nations’ samurai-inspired take on Ultimate Spider-Man. It turns out Spidey is just the first in the company’s Manga Realization, a new line of samurai-themed action figures based on comic book characters.
From days of this month, from the uncharted regions of the Internet, comes a legend. A legendary concept of Lion Force Voltron created by LEGO Ideas member len_d69.
While the upcoming Voltron reboot has a cool-looking take on the Lion Force, len_d69 opted to mimic their original look.
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs believes he’s come up with a much simpler alternative.