As a child of the ’80s, I have watched lots and lots of episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and the thing I always wanted most was one of those little trolley cars to carry stuff around my house for me.
The FIFA and NBA 2K series are the reigning kings of team sports video games, but they pale in comparison to the legacy of Tecmo Super Bowl and RBI Baseball. Much of the credit goes to the fans who keep modding both NES games with updated rosters.
Baseball players have pitching machines for batting practice, but what about pitchers? Thirteen-year old Nick Anglin’s Strikey Sensor could be a solution. It uses an array of lasers to detect whether a pitch is within the strike zone.
Nick says his current prototype is controlled by an Arduino and has 11 lasers and photosensors arranged horizontally and seven lasers and photosensors arranged vertically within its rectangular frame.
We’ve featured Dave Delisle’s geeky hockey jerseys a couple of times. It turns out he’s spun off his designs into a separate store, which he simply named Geeky Jerseys. The store sells limited edition hockey or baseball jerseys with themes inspired by video games, movies and tv shows.
As of this writing the Captain America and Batman hockey jerseys are the only ones fully stocked.
As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect.” I had a coach in high school that was fond of a different adage it went something like “perfect practice makes perfect”, because if you practice something incorrectly, you’ll learn it incorrectly.
Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have built a small humanoid robot. Nothing unusual there. Everybody is building robots these days, and one day soon we will all regret it.
Apparently, Disney want your kids to spend more time with robots and less with parents. At least that would appear to be their goal judging by this humanoid robot. The robotics experts at the Disney Research lab in Pittsburgh have created a humanoid robot that can play a game of catch for possible use in theme parks.
Quick survey! Which would you prefer? Sparkly albino vampire vs. dirty raggedy vampire baseball, or Jedi vs. Sith baseball? In other words, are you a young girl or are you an old nerd? Don’t say “both”.
With Spring training just a couple of months away, here’s a great gift idea for the baseball fan in your life. This new wireless device sits anywhere in your home or office, and provides baseball scores without a computer.
The new Ambient Devices Baseball ScoreCast receives a digital radio-frequency broadcast to update with the latest scores every half-inning.