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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green
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.

Interactive Table Tennis Trainer Will Be a Smash Hit

Interactive Table Tennis Trainer Will Be a Smash Hit
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.

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder
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.

Wireless Controller Dongle for NES: Retro Receiver

Wireless Controller Dongle for NES: Retro Receiver
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.

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News
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.

LEGO Engineer Kinetic Sculpture: Gearhead

LEGO Engineer Kinetic Sculpture: Gearhead
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.

Star Wars x Masters of the Universe Custom Action Figures: He-Wars

Star Wars x Masters of the Universe Custom Action Figures: He-Wars
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.

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits
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.

Gentoo Emulated on Tesla Model S: mv /home/hu.man /office

Gentoo Emulated on Tesla Model S: mv /home/hu.man /office
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.

Logitech’s 160 Keyboard LED Display: The Great Wall of Logitech G

Logitech’s 160 Keyboard LED Display: The Great Wall of Logitech G
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.

Life-size LEGO Unikitty: Half-Unicorn, Half-Cat, Full Scale

Life-size LEGO Unikitty: Half-Unicorn, Half-Cat, Full Scale
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.

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics
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 to Add Support for Mods: Altered Bits

SEGA Mega Drive Classics to Add Support for Mods: Altered Bits
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.

Manga Realization Samurai Spider-Man: Does Whatever His Daimyo Wants

Manga Realization Samurai Spider-Man: Does Whatever His Daimyo Wants
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.

LEGO Voltron Concept: Defender of the Legolands

LEGO Voltron Concept: Defender of the Legolands
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.

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI
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.

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