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Tag: Geeky

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into one customizable performance. FaceDirector synchronizes two source performances based on facial cues – the…

Singing Skull Piggy Bank: The Skull of the Bard

Singing Skull Piggy Bank: The Skull of the Bard
Redditor qvm has a new motivation to save coins, and perhaps even earn some. They made a piggy bank with a fake skull on it that sings a song when you insert a coin. A servo attached to the inside of the skull moves its jaw as the song plays. …
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DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle
Last year we checked out Misha Larkin’s remote-controlled Curiosity-inspired rover. He’s been improving his model’s design and recently shared what he has so far. Misha’s earlier design had repurposed parts such as the shock absorbers, which were made of syringes. This newer model on the other hand uses either 3D…

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by augmenting a human drummer with a third robot arm. Led by Professor Gil Weinberg,…

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter itself. Instead, she buily the machine around the outdated instrument. That included building a…

Hexbug RC Battlebots: Are You Not Entertained Mom?!

Hexbug RC Battlebots: Are You Not Entertained Mom?!
We’ll soon be able to conduct bot-on-bot mayhem without knowing a thing about building or repairing robots, thanks to toymaker Hexbug and its officially licensed Battlebots replicas. The robots are based on some of the most popular competitors in the TV series: Bronco, Tombstone, Witch Doctor and last season’s champ,…

Star Fox Arwing Statue: Don’t Mess Up That Budget!

Star Fox Arwing Statue: Don’t Mess Up That Budget!
The polystone prodigies of First 4 Figures have announced that they will be releasing a line of high end Star Fox collectibles. First in line is this 12″x 12″x 18″ statue of the barrel rolling Arwing. Each polystone statue will be hand-painted and mounted on a base that also bears…

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of…

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell
…empire power! A couple of months ago we checked out a 3D printed and motorized AT-AT model. Kirby Downey also designed a 3D printable AT-AT, but his model doesn’t have the exterior on one side to showcase its interior. Here’s a time-lapse of Kirby putting the model together: You can…

Mjölnir Tool Kit Concept: Multi-Thor

Mjölnir Tool Kit Concept: Multi-Thor
Geek merch designer Dave Delisle recently came up with a practical collectible based on Thor’s hammer. The concept is for a kit that looks like Mjölnir but has an actual hammer and other common tools. Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall charge $1500 for a blown gasket.…

LEGO Black Ops 3 Wrath of the Ancients: Craft of the Builder

LEGO Black Ops 3 Wrath of the Ancients: Craft of the Builder
ZaziNombies’ latest creation is appropriate for Valentine’s Day, although it turns Cupid from a matchmaker to an undead killer. The LEGO weapons expert made a life-size replica of the Wrath of the Ancients, one of two new Wonder Weapons that come with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s Zombies DLC.…

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen
If binary timepieces aren’t geeky enough for you, check out this clock by Hack A Day community member Voja Antonic. Not only does it tell the time in binary, it depicts the digits as square waves. In a bit of compromise with us commoners, Voja programmed the clock so that …

Official Undertale Figurines Are Gonna Be Your Besties

Official Undertale Figurines Are Gonna Be Your Besties
Undertale fans, your wallets are about to get dunked on. Fangamer will be releasing official figurines based on the game’s characters with the help of toy sculptor Gijs Van Kooten. The first wave of figurines consists of the Human, Lesser Dog, Papyrus, Toriel and Sans. Undyne is not going to…

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI
Upgrade your gift wrap master race-style with Aya Codama aka Bullet’s Out of Place Artifacts circuit board tape. The gold and gray metallic elements make it look realistic and expensive. Actually it really is expensive. Sadly, the product’s website is all in Japanese, but from my understanding Bullet is indeed…

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?
The damned Duck Hunt dog is hounding us into the 21st century, thanks to Computer Science student Joseph Delgado. Joseph spent an entire day making a virtual reality version of the classic NES shooter. Joseph made the game for the recently concluded Global Game Jam 2016. The event’s theme was…

LEGO Monument Valley Concept Set: Impossible is Awesome

LEGO Monument Valley Concept Set: Impossible is Awesome
LEGO Ideas member Isometry wants to make the impossible possible with his proposal for a Monument Valley LEGO set. Just like the game, Isometry’s concept has a minimalist design as well as numerous moving parts, such as bridges, stairs and water wheels. The set includes four of the game’s buildings…
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