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Tag: Analog

The Father of Modern Video Games: Restored

The Father of Modern Video Games: Restored
A simple little game featuring a bouncing green ball on a laboratory oscilloscope is commonly thought of as one of the first ever video games, if not the first. Brookhaven Lab engineer Willy Higinbotham’s Tennis for Two was less a game and more a demo of manipulating a bouncing ball on a scope, but it is seen as the forefather of all modern games which started with PONG and Space War.

Royale Opera Time-Piece Watch Costs $1.2m

Royale Opera Time-Piece Watch Costs $1.2m
Ever just sat and looked at something thinking if you could afford it you would totally buy it – no matter how geeky and overpriced it is? I bet there are lots of you out there thinking that right now after laying eyes on the Royale Opera Time-Piece.

Parallel of Time Clock: Hey Kids, What Time is It?

Parallel of Time Clock: Hey Kids, What Time is It?
When John Leung of Australia’s Clarke Hopkins Clarke architects first sent me details on this unusual clock, I thought – “how the heck do you tell time on that?” Well, it turns out that the Parallel of Time clock is actually an assemblage of multiple clock faces, precisely coordinated and connected via parallel cables.

Order in Chaos Clock is Chaotic

Order in Chaos Clock is Chaotic
We see plenty of crazy wristwatches that surface from Tokyoflash and other makers of timepieces. We don’t see too many wall clocks with a crazy designs though. This clock is dubbed the Order in Chaos clock by the designer, and as you can see, the numbers look very chaotic.

The Analog LED Clock: Best of Both Worlds?

The Analog LED Clock: Best of Both Worlds?
Using LEDs to simulate an analog clock is kind of cool (although not as cool as say, a mechanical LED clock.) This clock mimics the hands of a traditional clock using rows upon rows of LEDs that are all wired together.

Racer: Wipeout Goes Analog

Racer: Wipeout Goes Analog
While I always thought WipEout was about dizzying 3D computer-generated graphics, the guys working on this project have taken a decidedly low-tech approach to the game. Devised by Malte Jehmlich and Matthes Mikysec of sputnic.tv, RACER is an analog variant of video game racers, using an old arcade cabinet, an R/C car, a wireless camera and a racetrack created entirely out of cardboard.

Mechanical 7-Segment Watch Concept Mashes Up Analog and Digital Worlds

Mechanical 7-Segment Watch Concept Mashes Up Analog and Digital Worlds
I just love the design of Carl Allen’s wristwatch concept, which provides a display that looks like a digital 7-segment display, but is actually mechanical. From a distance, the displays look like LED or LCDs, but a mechanical system actually would move tiny segmented panels under the surface of the watch, creating that illusion.

Analog Tetris: Add Some Brawn to Your Video Gaming Life

Analog Tetris: Add Some Brawn to Your Video Gaming Life
It’s true that most video gaming involves sitting in front of some kind of monitor or HDTV, unless you’re playing Wii-Fit or Dance Dance Revolution. In an effort to make video gaming a bit healthier, a few Spanish designers have come up with Analog Tetris, the Tetris game that needs some brawn!

Mopho USB Analog Synthesizer: Old Meets New

Mopho USB Analog Synthesizer: Old Meets New
The Mopho is a monophonic analog synthesizer that is fully-programmable, has a USB port and can process external audio, all in a relatively lightweight package. It has “feedback effects that can range from subtle distortion to extreme skronk.”

Tao Ma’S Watch Concept Puts the Screws to Time

Tao Ma’S Watch Concept Puts the Screws to Time
We’ve certainly featured our fair share of unusual watches here on Technabob, so I figured why not continue that tradition with this watch that replaces normal hands with screw heads. Conceptualized by China’s Tao Ma, the MEN2014 watch would replace the hour, minute and second hands with screw heads which have a small red mark at the end to indicate the current position on the dial.

Devon Tread 1 Motorized Watch Looks Awesome, but Crazy Expensive

Devon Tread 1 Motorized Watch Looks Awesome, but Crazy Expensive
I have said before that I don’t wear watches. If I were a billionaire and could just throw away money on cool stuff that I don’t really need, I would buy this new Devon Tread 1 watch.

1/4 Watch Tells Time With No Hands

1/4 Watch Tells Time With No Hands
I have developed a strange fascination with watches recently, despite the fact that I have no desire to wear one. I have my trusty iPhone if I want to know what time it is after all.

Korg Monotron Synth: Analog Sound Makes a Comeback

Korg Monotron Synth: Analog Sound Makes a Comeback
While there are tons of DIY and homebrew analog synthesizers floating around the universe these days, this is the first time in a long while that I’ve seen an analog synth from a major electronic instrument manufacturer in quite some time.

4n Watch is the Coolest Ever and Very Limited Edition

4n Watch is the Coolest Ever and Very Limited Edition
I’m not sure why it is that these cool watches over the last few days are jumping out at me. I don’t even like watches and even if I was loaded enough to drop dig bucks on a watch, I wouldn’t.

Wicks Looper: One Little Box, Plenty of Noise

Wicks Looper: One Little Box, Plenty of Noise
If you’re into cranking out some really big electronic sounds, you might want to check out this nifty little device called the Wicks Looper – Acid Mix. The $119 (USD) gadget from Australia’s Rarebeasts can push out some really thick electronic noise loops, perfect for live electronic performances.

Segmentus is Neither a Roman Torture Device Nor a Transformer

Segmentus is Neither a Roman Torture Device Nor a Transformer
When I was a kid, my grandmother had this matchstick plaque hanging in her kitchen. I looked at the thing for a while once trying to figure out what exactly it said. As it turns out the thing said “Jesus” you just had to look really hard to see the word in with the pattern the matchsticks made.

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