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Tag: Electronic

The World’S Most (Face) Shocking Videos

The World’S Most (Face) Shocking Videos
What do you get when you take four of your closest friends, attach electrodes to their faces, and then fire off small jolts of electricity to the beats of electronica? Video genius, I say. Tokyo electronic artist / programmer / composer /DJ Daito Manabe connected each of his four friends to the business-end of his “Face Visualizer” device, which shoots computer-controlled myoelectric charges through the wires.

Holy Mole-Y: Desktop Whac-a-Mole

Holy Mole-Y: Desktop Whac-a-Mole
I don’t know why bopping moles on the head with a mallet is fun. It just is. This desktop Whac-A-Mole game lets you whack to your hearts content. Got an important conference call? Why not whack some while you’ve got your speakerphone on “mute”?

Toothbrush Sanitizer: the Toothbrush of Toothbrushes

Toothbrush Sanitizer: the Toothbrush of Toothbrushes
“Your toothbrush cleans your teeth. What cleans your toothbrush?” Nice tagline. If your answer to that question is “umm..” then you might want to take a look at the VioLight Zapi toothbrush sanitizer. I think we all have to take a look at the VioLight Zapi toothbrush sanitizer, because really, what cleans your toothbrush?

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature
This DIY electronic kit lets you live out your Battlestar Galactica fantasies in miniature. Dale Wheat’s tinyCylon circuit is a pint-sized version of the chasing red LEDs found in the helmets of everyone’s favorite Battlestar baddies.

Enjoy Some Electronic Turkey This Thanksgiving

Enjoy Some Electronic Turkey This Thanksgiving
If you haven’t already gotten your turkey for tonight’s Thanksgiving festivities, it’s probably too late for you. Unless, of course, you plan on catching your own bird. This Cass Creek electronic turkey call is sure to attract the elusive birds as it cranks out digitized samples of real turkeys.

Desktop Kung Fu Boys Are Here to Kick Your a$$

Desktop Kung Fu Boys Are Here to Kick Your a$$
There’s nothing that makes your office or cubicle more cozy than some fun desk toys. So when I saw these animated martial arts kids over on a Japanese website, I said to myself “I must have these for my desk”!

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)
Now we’ve all heard the myth that talking to your plants help them to thrive, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a way to find out what they’re saying back to us. This gadget lets you keep tabs on your house plants via the Internet, letting them reach out to the world using the popular micro-blogging website Twitter.

Build Your Own Robot in 2 Hours or Less

Build Your Own Robot in 2 Hours or Less
Every day, I come across all sorts of cool homebrew robot projects, but never thought I had the skills or patience to make my own. Now, thanks to a generous member of the ‘bot building community, even the most novice builders can crank out their own little robots with ease.

Your Message in Light Emitting Diodes

Your Message in Light Emitting Diodes
Want to get your point across? Why not say it with light? This new kit lets you create your own custom LED light board using any pattern you want. The whole thing reminds me of a modern-day Lite-Brite.

Hundreds of Box Fans as Interactive Art

Hundreds of Box Fans as Interactive Art
This unusual art installation took hundreds and hundreds of individual cooling fans, and tied them together with sensors that detect the movements of passersby to produce an amazing visual and sensory experience. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde worked with a team of technical wizards to create this mammoth interactive work entitled Flow 5.0.

Jazzmutant Lemur Multi-Touch Control for Musicians

Jazzmutant Lemur Multi-Touch Control for Musicians
The other day, I told you about a tabletop multi-touch interface for creating music sequences. While I was researching that story, I came across an interesting touchscreen interactive music controller device that you can actually get your hands on for yourself.

Reactogon Interactive Sequencer Reminds Me of Star Trek

Reactogon Interactive Sequencer Reminds Me of Star Trek
I recently came across this rather cool user interface for a music sequencer called the ReactOgon. Looking like something you’d find on the deck of the Starship Enterprise, the instrument uses a large tabletop multi-touch interface to create music sequences in real time.

Sound Lab Teaches Kids Circuit Bending

Sound Lab Teaches Kids Circuit Bending
Whether your child is an aspiring audio engineer or just likes to make weird noises, this educational toy looks pretty cool. The GeoSafari Digital Recording Lab lets kids (and kids at heart) experiment and create their own electronic sound effects.

Musician Releases Album on an NES Cartridge

Musician Releases Album on an NES Cartridge
Electronic musician Alex Mauer composes music from the electronic beats and blips of the original sound chips found in classic video game systems. So it’s only appropriate that he’d release an album that plays on the classic Nintendo NES gaming system.

Your Own Mini Theremin

Your Own Mini Theremin
The Theremin is quite possibly the strangest musical instrument ever made. Invented in 1919, it was one of the world’s first electronic instruments. The Theremin produces its otherworldly sounds without ever touching it. Soon, you’ll be able to get your own miniature Theremin to put on your desktop.

Bandai Electronic Bubble Wrap Popper

Bandai Electronic Bubble Wrap Popper
Sometimes, you just can’t resist popping all that bubble wrap that your latest gadget purchase came shipped in. Well now you can feed that compulsion any time, thanks to this new gizmo from Bandai. The PuchiPuchi (rough translation) is a pocket-sized electronic device that simulates the sound and feel of popping bubble wrap.