Here’s a fun project that can be scaled depending on your skill level with electronics. Like the Magic 8-ball, the Executive Decision Maker Pro lets you outsource your fate to a gadget, which is just as clueless as you are but is at least more decisive.
Programmer and avid gamer Saar Drimer aka boldport wanted to make a special wedding gift for his friend Mike, who’s also a gamer and a computer scientist. Not only did he succeed in making a great gift with his own hands, the tool he used to design the gift was also his creation.
A few months ago I talked about a Kickstarter project called the LightUp, an electronics kit for kids and newbies. Instead of wires or solder, LightUp uses magnets to connect the modules together. It turns out that there’s already a very similar product out on the market.
The intriguing appearance of printed circuit boards or PCBs have inspired works of art. But Taylor John Brooks figured out a way to make art out of PCBs themselves. What better way to show off his craft than with a portrait of the man who got into the digital frontier?
We have accessed music in many different ways. It’s the 21st century after all. And now UK-based communications agency Uniform has devised a new way to access music. With their interactive Postcard Player.
Stanford University alumni Josh Chan and Tarun Pondicherry invented LightUp, a modular electronics kit that’s as easy to use as LEGO blocks. The kit is designed to teach children the basics of electronics and computer programming.
It doesn’t take a computer engineer to be intrigued by the appearance of printed circuit boards, the foundation and highway for the hundreds of electronic components that make our electronic devices function. Thier cryptic yet functional arrangement – like an alien city viewed from above – inspired designer Lukas Scherrer to make the Memory Rug.
Wedding invitations don’t get any geekier than this. Bill Porter and his fiance Mara really wanted to come up with invitations that popped and screamed geek all the way. With their wedding theme being ‘Circuits and Swirls,’ the power couple put their heads together to come up with DIY invitations that involved circuit boards and embedded LED lights.
We’ve seen a table, a chair, classic artworks, and even a toilet made from gadget guts. Here’s a nice installation that would go well with those items. Made by UK-based artist Susan Stockwell, this map of the world is made of computer components.
I think I’ve mentioned this before – I’m not really crazy about insects. But for some reason, dragonflies have never really bothered me. They’re big, buzzy and clumsy, but they can’t do any harm, so maybe that’s why I don’t mind them.
When I was a kid I was always tearing up old radios or something that I found around the house or my dad’s office just to see what was inside. I really liked tearing up the old CB radios they were throwing out to see the circuit boards and transistors inside.
We’ve seen the Circuit Board Tie that Scatterbrain Ties has come up with. Now it’s time to take your geek pride up a notch by getting one that lights up.
And you can get one from Enlighted Designs, a company that prides itself with producing illuminated clothing, including the all-new Circuit Board LED Tie.
Here’s a replica of the damaged brain chip that was recovered from the T-800 that Sarah Connor crushed in the first Terminator movie. This brain chip “provided the basis for all of the research and development carried out by Cyberdyne Systems”, and ultimate led to Judgment Day.