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Tag: Hand

Mechanical Hand Lets You be Steampunk Sabertooth. Or a Messy Eater

Mechanical Hand Lets You be Steampunk Sabertooth. Or a Messy Eater
Whether you need one for cosplay of you just want really large fingers, Ivan Owen can give you a hand. Literally. Owen runs ChainCrafts, an Etsy store that specializes in armor, costumes and jewelry. His most intriguing product is the mechanical hand that’s twice the size of a human hand.

iPhone Dock Gives You a Hand Whenever You Need It

iPhone Dock Gives You a Hand Whenever You Need It
I sleep pretty deeply, but staring at a cold, pale, disembodied hand that holds my smartphone to stop my alarm will probably wake me up almost immediately. This smartphone stand from Harry Allen is supposed to elicit a response from anyone seeing it or touching it inadvertently in the middle of the night.

Raxibo Bike is Powered by Your Hands and Feet

Raxibo Bike is Powered by Your Hands and Feet
I’m not sure if this makes it easier or harder to get your bike moving, but it certainly is different. The RaXibo Hand-Tret-Velo is Swiss made and features a pedaling system built into the handlebars so that you can use the strength in your arms as well as your legs to get going.

Robot Will Destroy You… in Rock Paper Scissors

Robot Will Destroy You… in Rock Paper Scissors
A couple of years ago we saw a glove that can play rock paper scissors. While that glove was smart – it learns from your patterns – it could still lose. This robot hand on the other hand will win 100% of the time, all the time.

Anthromod MK2 3D-Printed Robotic Hands: Terminators Set to Arise Next Year

Anthromod MK2 3D-Printed Robotic Hands: Terminators Set to Arise Next Year
This 3D-printed robotic hand is fully articulated and even has an opposable thumb. It’s called the MK2 from Anthromod and I’m sure that Skynet is pretty happy that we’re doing its bidding already.

Japanese Develop Remote Hand-Shaking Robot

Japanese Develop Remote Hand-Shaking Robot
With improvements in connectivity and video cameras, teleconferencing solutions have improved dramatically in just the past decade. And while there have been some attempts to create telepresence robots that let you interact with people at remote locations, it’s still not quite the same as being there.

Terebi no Te Remote Control: Channel Changer, Back Scratcher or Nose Picker?

Terebi no Te Remote Control: Channel Changer, Back Scratcher or Nose Picker?
There are plenty of remote control options on the market, but they’re all pretty ordinary looking. If you’re looking for something a little different, how about a remote control that looks like a cartoon finger you point at your TV?

Print Your Own Terminator: Maybe 2012 is The End of the World

Print Your Own Terminator: Maybe 2012 is The End of the World
2012 is the year the world will end, if you are to believe the looneys who are convinced that because the Mayans didn’t bother to include 2013 on their calendars, it means Armageddon. While that might not happen, it won’t take much for it all to go to shreds if people start printing their own robots.

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient
I’m always impressed by the handiwork of artists who can make automatons, given the fact they require not only creativity, but mechanical engineering skills as well. Take, for example, this automaton which looks like a human hand.

Handsoaps Let You Wash Your Hands with Hands, Leave You Feeling Dirty

Handsoaps Let You Wash Your Hands with Hands, Leave You Feeling Dirty
These hand soaps are exactly what they sound like. Soap for your hands. They are also soaps that look like hands. Specifically, they look like a bunch of tiny creepy baby hands.

PossessedHand: I Swear I Didn’t Flip You Off

PossessedHand: I Swear I Didn’t Flip You Off
PossessedHand is a device that will make your fingers move by themselves. It’s supposed to help you learn certain tasks that are complicated to learn. It was developed by researchers at Tokyo University and Sony.

Three-Fingered Robotic Hand is Faster Than Your Five Fingers

Three-Fingered Robotic Hand is Faster Than Your Five Fingers
I knew it would only be a matter of time before robots would start taking over, and here’s more evidence that the days of human dominance are numbered. Check out the amazing things that this high-speed robotic hand can do.

Modern Cyborg: Amputee Demonstrates Bionics

Modern Cyborg: Amputee Demonstrates Bionics
It looks like cyborgs are among us, thanks to bionic prosthetics that amputees can now have attached to replace their missing limbs. The BBC is reporting about the cases of two elective amputees, who had lost the ability to use their hands.

iPhone Tickle Interface: Do Scientists Really Have this Much Time on Their Hands?

iPhone Tickle Interface: Do Scientists Really Have this Much Time on Their Hands?
Researchers from Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications are working on a ridiculous new interface for the iPhone, which allows users to simulate the sensation of being tickled. Why actually tickle the palm of your hand when you can have an App for that, right?

Handstand Aims to Keep Your iPad Whole

Handstand Aims to Keep Your iPad Whole
I can tell you from experience that it sucks to break a gadget. I broke my iPhone 3GS a few months back and it was not fun. Thankfully, I was able to upgrade. It think if I dropped my iPad and broke it, I would cry.

Dainty Human-Like Hands Will be the Key to Robonaut 2′s Success

Dainty Human-Like Hands Will be the Key to Robonaut 2′s Success
A while back, GM and NASA teamed up to build a cool humanoid robot to send into space to live on the ISS with the astronauts in what is the first step towards the construction of our own Cylons.