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Category: Interactive

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…
A couple of years ago, we featured the Pixy, a compact image sensor that can tag hundreds of objects based on their color. Electronics company RobotGeek combined Pixy with a couple of its robot kits to create a small turret that automatically follows and shoots at its targets.

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls
Jurg Lehni has created a wall-mounted robotic drawing tool named Otto. This robot can draw and color vector shapes that have been entered into a computer. Otto is just a fun robot that people can admire in action as it draws on the wall.

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D
Have you ever wondered what is going to replace the likes of Siri, Cortana, and Alexa? You may be looking at their next logical stage – this holographic digital home assistant. Japanese startup vinclu Inc. is showing off a concept video for a holographic assistant called Gatebox.

World’s Largest Model Railway Captured by Google’s Tiniest Street View Vehicles

World’s Largest Model Railway Captured by Google’s Tiniest Street View Vehicles
Located in Hamburg, Germany, Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model railway, occupying nearly 14,000 sq.ft. and inhabited by more than 200,000 Lilliputian citizens. Now we can check out its sights and details at our leisure, thanks to Google’s first ever mini-Street View.

Bizarre Mickey Mouse Head Music Visualizer Thingy Commissioned by Disney

Bizarre Mickey Mouse Head Music Visualizer Thingy Commissioned by Disney
This Mickey Mouse inspired musical sculpture is more than a bit creepy. It looks like someone cut the heads off of Deadmau5 and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and smashed them together. The thing is called the MikeyFon and was commissioned by Disney and built by a Polish firm called PanGenerator.

Galactica Roller Coaster Melds VR with Real Thrills

Galactica Roller Coaster Melds VR with Real Thrills
The Alton Towers adventure park in the UK has whipped up a new roller coaster that looks really cool. The coaster is called Galactica is being built using an existing flying-style coaster previously known as Air.

This Fisher-Price Toy Teaches Preschoolers How to Code

This Fisher-Price Toy Teaches Preschoolers How to Code
Kids these days seem to be getting smarter earlier. But how soon is too soon to start your child on the path to a career as a developer? The answer, apparently, is preschool age. Fisher-Price thinks preschoolers should be taught to code and they have a toy to help.

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks to Taiwanese company PVD+.

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!
Voice-guided navigation makes it a lot easier for drivers to follow directions for map applications. But a group of Electrical & Computer Engineering students from Cornell University have come up with a more intuitive solution. They created a hat-mounted navigation device that guides you by producing sound that appears to come from the direction of your destination.

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell
Researchers from The University of Tokyo’s Shinoda – Makino Lab have created a mind-blowing device that clones both images and low amounts of haptic feedback. In other words, it creates reflections that you can “touch” and can “touch” you back.

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op
For many people, Christmas is one of the rare times when they can be with their loved ones. For Ken and Rebecca-Ellen Woods of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s also an opportunity to connect with virtual visitors from all over the world.

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake
Applications allow PCs and mobile devices to serve different functions. But what if your gadget could change its physical form too? That’s the idea behind LineFORM, a proof of concept robot by Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group.

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled
There are already commercially available mice that can be operated with the chin, mouth or tongue, but they tend to cost hundreds of dollars. Thingiverse member Tobias Wirtl hopes that he’s laid the foundation for a drastically cheaper alternative by creating a mouth-operated mouse using a 3D printer and about $20 (USD) worth of off the shelf electronics.

Xbox One App Uses Kinect to Turn Your Living Room into a Dressing Room

Xbox One App Uses Kinect to Turn Your Living Room into a Dressing Room
E-commerce company Von Bismark might be giving Xbox One owners a good reason to dust off their Kinects. The company launched a new Xbox One shopping app called The Mall that features an augmented reality dressing room.

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort
Ryan Bates is working on a unicorn in the arcade world: a fair claw machine. Powered by an Arduino Mega, the machine isn’t easy to build, but at least it won’t screw you or your customers.

Surf Old Web Pages on Emulated Old Browsers: OldWeb.today

Surf Old Web Pages on Emulated Old Browsers: OldWeb.today
Websites like the Internet Archive let you check out old web pages, even ones that no longer exist. But if you want to get a more authentic classic browsing experience, you should check out OldWeb.today. Made by Ilya Kremer, OldWeb.today