Graphics tablets usually have a couple of programmable buttons, but concept artist Wataru Kami wanted to have a more intuitive way of toggling between the Brush and Eraser tools in Photoshop as well as adjust the active tool’s tip.
You can find guides online for building small vacuum formers, and you can also get cheap ones that need both an oven and a vacuum cleaner to work. But if you’re willing to pay a bit more for convenience, Mayku’s FormBox may fit your needs.
The FormBox has built-in heating elements so you won’t need an oven, just a vacuum cleaner for the molding process.
The folks behind the 3Doodler are back with yet another update of its popular handheld 3D printer and it is called the 3Doodler Create. The new version is said to be even more refined and easier to use than ever.
The lightweight aluminum pen has improved controls, an ambient light bar on the back to show when it is turned on, and its drive mechanism is supposed to be faster, smoother and more durable.
Last year, we checked out a cheap and open source sip-and-puff mouse for the disabled. CEBA’s GlassOuse seems to be another affordable alternative. It uses Bluetooth to connect to both desktop computers and mobile devices.
It looks like a pair of eyeglasses but without the lenses.
Dyson is no stranger to making gadgets that are good at sucking, but what about gadgets that blow? Turns out they are pretty good at that too. Dyson has unveiled their new Supersonic hair dryer with the aim blow the competition away.
People spend huge amounts of money on stuff for their pets. If you are the sort that wants to keep an eye on your pet constantly, the Furbo might be just the ticket. Furbo is camera that lets you keep an eye on what your dog is doing, and toss treats to them via a connected app.
The app allows you to see what is going on with your pet in real time.
So you want a cool personal transporter that can carry your stuff. Bikes take up too much space. Segways are too slow and expensive. A group of industrial design students at California State University in Long Beach wanted to tackle these problems, so they invented the Nimble Urban: a human-powered scooter with a built-in cargo platform.
The Nimble will carry your briefcase or other cargo, and you can propel it on its way.
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.
The Hover Camera weighs around 238 g (approx.
Window air conditioners are something that many of us use in the summertime. They work great, but the drawback is that they take up a good amount of window space. They are also heavy and awkward to install.
Using a tripod can mean getting the perfect picture, but the problem is getting it set up in time to take that shot. Somebody finally built a better tripod. The tripod of the future coming soon, and it eliminates knobs, buttons, and those awkward extending legs.
The Splyt Light is the bonsai of lighting. You can grow or trim it according to your needs or style. As long as your needs or style can be solved by Y-shaped modules and tiny light bulbs.
Splyt uses Y pieces that each have one male bulb socket soldered to two female sockets.
While I can’t speak from direct experience, period pains can be pretty terrible. That said, we guys feel the pain too, since the ladies often give us hell when Aunt Flo is visiting. Some women take painkillers to deal with it, but maybe there is a better way.
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does, and it’s called the NexDock.
The NexDock is basically the old Motorola Atrix lapdock except you connect devices to it via its mini-HDMI and USB ports, which means it works with a variety of smartphones, single-board computers, PCs-on-a-stick and media streaming devices.
In the past couple of years, a number of PC enthusiasts have been removing the lid – aka the Integrated Heat Spreader – on their Intel CPUs to replace the stock thermal paste with third party ones that do a better job of siphoning heat off of the chip itself.