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Tag: Analog

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris
Most of us know Tetris from the Game Boy version and that theme song is forever stuck in our heads. But when you play the game on a mechanical display, the sound it makes also very satisfying.

A Maze is an Analog Arcade Machine

A Maze is an Analog Arcade Machine
We’ve all played Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Centipede, but what if those games had been less digital and more of an art installation? Would you still be interested? This arcade machine is called “A Maze,” and is the work of artist Marco Iannicelli.
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The Vestaboard Is an Airport Departure Board for Your Living Room

The Vestaboard Is an Airport Departure Board for Your Living Room
Digital display technology has pretty much replaced the need for those old mechanical signboards they used to have at airports and train stations back in the day. But there was something about the wonderful sounds they made as the letters and numbers flipped over that was tremendously satisfying.

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Xinput, Where X = All Keys

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Xinput, Where X = All Keys
Back in February, we heard about the Wooting One, a mechanical keyboard that can take analog input like the buttons on modern gamepads. Wooting recently launched the keyboard on Kickstarter, and it’s revealed that all of the peripheral’s keys will be analog, as well as a general idea of how they’re able to pull that off.

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal
Daniel Rozin loves to create mechanical and virtual mirrors, inviting the viewer to participate in the completion of his artwork. His latest piece is no different. The PomPom Mirror uses tufts of fake black and beige fur as pixels to generate a “reflection.”

Aimpad Analog Keyboard: For More Nuanced Fragging

Aimpad Analog Keyboard: For More Nuanced Fragging
A computer keyboard allows gamers to have hundreds of commands at their fingertips, but its input is binary – you’re either pressing on a key or you’re not. Analog controls like joysticks on the other hand can only handle a few commands at a time, but they can have several degrees of the same input.

Melting Watch: Hello, Dali!

Melting Watch: Hello, Dali!
If modern art is more important to you than the ability to tell time, then have I got a timepiece for you. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s classic The Persistence of Memory, this surreal watch is sure to turn heads when you go to check the time.

Enfojer Smartphone Enlarger: Develop Digital Photos the Analog Way

Enfojer Smartphone Enlarger: Develop Digital Photos the Analog Way
Ilija Stjepic wants to do for photographic printing what Instagram did for Polaroid. Ilija and his friends made the Enfojer kit. It lets you develop the images in your smartphone into black and white pictures using traditional techniques.

Urwerk EMC Watch: Interactive Haute Horlogerie

Urwerk EMC Watch: Interactive Haute Horlogerie
There are plenty of amazing watches out there, but this is the first watch I know of which allows you to evaluate the timing rate on the fly, so that you can fine-tune the mechanism, depending on the conditions you’re in.

Papercraft Analog Digital Clock: Time is Recyclable

Papercraft Analog Digital Clock: Time is Recyclable
Several years ago we saw Alvin Aronson’s minimalist timepiece, which used wood and ceramic to replicate the seven segment digits commonly used in LCD and LED displays. Instructables member alstroemeria took the idea further, creating a papercraft version of Aronson’s clock.

Lomography Petzval Lens: Retro-Fantastic Goodness for Your Modern DSLR

Lomography Petzval Lens: Retro-Fantastic Goodness for Your Modern DSLR
Photography has come a long way since its beginnings, but there are still some amazing things to be discovered by looking at how things worked back then. Inspired by the early days of photography, this lens has been re-engineered from one that was invented in the 19th century.

Diesel outs “World’s Largest” Wristwatch – The Grand Daddy

Diesel outs “World’s Largest” Wristwatch – The Grand Daddy
As a guy, I prefer a watch with a large face to one with a small one. Though I’m not sure I’d be comfortable wearing this beast. It’s a new watch from Diesel, called the Grand Daddy (model DZ7262), and it measures a ginormous 66mm x 73mm (~2.6″ x 2.87″).

Omega Dark Side of The Moon Watch: Ticking Away the Moments

Omega Dark Side of The Moon Watch: Ticking Away the Moments
The Dark Side of the Moon was one incredible Pink Floyd album, but you don’t have to worry that the similarly-named Omega Speedmaster watch looks like its prismatic album cover. Instead, it’s just fittingly dark and moody.

If You Love the iOS Railway Clock, Check out This Official Watch from Mondaine

If You Love the iOS Railway Clock, Check out This Official Watch from Mondaine
Remember last year when Apple got into trouble for blatantly ripping off the iconic clock design of the Swiss railway? Well, after that hullabaloo, Apple had to pay for the rights to use this design in iOS.

Analog Watch Really Wants to Be Digital

Analog Watch Really Wants to Be Digital
If you know me, you know I like cool watches. In fact, I have way too many of them, since I keep seeing ones I like. And while this wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve seen a watch which can’t decide whether it wants to be analog or digital, it’s clear which side has won out this time.

Time Traveller Watch Tells Time Around the World, All at Once

Time Traveller Watch Tells Time Around the World, All at Once
Need to know what time it is in one of the major cities of the world? Just check the Time Traveller watch and you’ll find your answer. With this unique timepiece, you won’t need to reset your watch’s time or consult an app on your phone in order to know what time it currently is because the answer will be staring at you at all times.
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