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Tag: Germany

Berlin Block Tetris: Where Do You Go When Your Floor Disappears?

Berlin Block Tetris: Where Do You Go When Your Floor Disappears?
This clever video by artist Sergej Hein offers a whimsical look at the world of old socialist housing, as seen through the eyes of Tetris.

Weird Vending Machines: if You Vend It, They Will Come

Weird Vending Machines: if You Vend It, They Will Come
What was the last thing you bought at a vending machine? A can of soda? A magazine? A bike? A gold nugget? Live bait? Woman’s Day’s Brynn Mannino made a list of some of the weirdest vending machines we have today.
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Captcha Business Cards Ask: Are You Human?

Captcha Business Cards Ask: Are You Human?
You know those annoying (but necessary) anti-robo-spam CAPTCHA boxes you have to deal with when filling out forms on the web? Here’s a clever idea for some eye-catching business cards based on CAPTCHA technology. Berlin-based artist Aram Bartholl created these cards by uploading the individual images to MOO Cards, who specializes in making tiny business cards, each with a different image.

Ace the Robot Does What Male Drivers Won’T: Ask for Directions

Ace the Robot Does What Male Drivers Won’T: Ask for Directions
Martin Buss and his team at the Technical University of Munich created a robot that relies on help from humans to get to its destination. The robot is called Autonomous City Explorer or ACE, and while it looks really ugly, it’s one of the first robots that’s proven successful in a real world setting, as opposed to lab tests or simulations.

History of the Internet Told via Cool Minimalist Icons

History of the Internet Told via Cool Minimalist Icons
Mehli Bilgil, a student at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany, created an animated documentary about the history of the Internet. Unlike other documentaries, Mehli Bilgil’s documentary contains no interviews, real world footage or image, not even a single shot of a PC or server.

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot
Batteries schmatteries. Electricity shmelectricity. Who needs modern energy sources when you can have scalding hot steam to power your gadgets? This unique robot from Germany gets its juice from good old H2O. Strenco’s ST-2 Steambot lumbers along thanks to a tiny copper Wilesco steam engine that’s been implanted in his chest cavity.

1/4 Scale Rc Tank: is This Still a Toy?

1/4 Scale Rc Tank: is This Still a Toy?
I had my fair share of toy weapons as a kid: laser rifles that spark and pop when you pull the trigger, swords of all shapes and sizes, a slingshot. Apparently kids these days have much higher standards.

Touchscreen iMac Comes With a (Sonic) Chair

Touchscreen iMac Comes With a (Sonic) Chair
Do you think that there are a lot of people who are just dying to sit inside a speaker? The makers of the Sonic Chair think so. It has 2-way speakers, a subwoofer, and the chair itself is a “sound membrane”. 

Ceiling Lamp Offers Little Bulk, Plenty of Fiber

Ceiling Lamp Offers Little Bulk, Plenty of Fiber
It’s amazing what a difference a couple of decades makes. Back in the 1970s, fiber optic lamps were some of the ugliest, tackiest things you could possibly bring into your home. And as this photo proves, fiber optics can truly be used for evil.

Myminigolf Miniature Golf Course Travels Wherever You Go

Myminigolf Miniature Golf Course Travels Wherever You Go
I don’t know if I should really be sharing this dorky tidbit, but back when I was just a pup, I was a serious bad-ass on the miniature golf course. I actually won a couple of shiny plastic trophies, and even an official gold-plated Jack Nicklaus putter from the neighborhood Putt-Putt.

IPhone Bluetooth Headsets: Heavy Metal in Your Ears

IPhone Bluetooth Headsets: Heavy Metal in Your Ears
Apple’s iPhone Bluetooth wireless headset revels in its minimal design. But what’s to say that it couldn’t handle a little extra sophistication and elan? German jewelry designer Andi Monn took the opportunity to dress up the iPhone’s earpiece with these striking metal covers.

Robot Beggars – That’S All We Need Now.

Robot Beggars – That’S All We Need Now.
Now I’m sympathetic to those who have fallen on hard times, many of us still find people who beg for money to be irritating. So why someone would go through the trouble of building a robot that begs for spare change is anyone’s guess.

1up Beer Mugs Bring Extra Lives, Extra Brewskis

1up Beer Mugs Bring Extra Lives, Extra Brewskis
Oktoberfest may be months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing now, does it? If only we could get our grubby little paws on one of these super special Super Mario Brothers 1up ‘shroom beer mugs, we’d be ready to belly up to the bar right now.

Reactive Sparks: Interactive LED Art Responds to Traffic

Reactive Sparks: Interactive LED Art Responds to Traffic
This interactive art display takes data it collects on passing traffic and displays moving images which react to vehicles as they drive by. Designed by artist Markus Lerner for lighting company OSRAM, the installation samples traffic patterns and maps them onto seven colorful light towers side of the road, each containing over 110,000 individual LEDs.

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All
This might look like a curtain of randomly assorted lighting fixtures. But it’s actually an interactive video display that can detect movements of passersby and mimic them using light. Entitled Space Invaders 2008, the light installation uses a grid of 176 unique lighting fixtures to work its magic.

Mf Dual LCD Watch is a Two-Headed Beast

Mf Dual LCD Watch is a Two-Headed Beast
This chunky metal watch displays the time on a pair of side-by-side LCD screens. The German-designed MF dual LCD watch displays the hours and minutes on the left side, as the seconds scroll by on the right one.
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