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Tag: Hand

Lifelike Robot Hand Freaks Us Out

Lifelike Robot Hand Freaks Us Out
You’ve gotta hand it to the Japanese (pun intended) – they sure know how to build strange robots. The latest oddity has to be the Robot Hand H-Type from Squse.

Robotic LEGO Hand Controller Mimics Wearer’S Moves Remotely

Robotic LEGO Hand Controller Mimics Wearer’S Moves Remotely
David Hyman created this strange robotic hand that can be controlled via a wrist-mounted exoskeleton system. Because they’re as versatile as hot glue and duct tape, the whole thing is made out of LEGO parts.. The controller duplicates David’s exact moves on a remote robotic hand.

Bebionic Hands Make Me Want to Cut Mine Off

Bebionic Hands Make Me Want to Cut Mine Off
Actually no, I love my sweaty hands and my knobby fingers. But UK-based BeBionic‘s fully articulated myo-electric hands look menacing, making the simple act of gripping an apple or playing Jenga seem like part of a diabolical scheme.

Robot Hand Accurately Mimics Human Hands: One Step Closer to Daimos!

Robot Hand Accurately Mimics Human Hands: One Step Closer to Daimos!
UK-based Shadow Robot recently showed off their Shadow Dextrous Robot Hand at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo Japan. The hand “provides 24 movements, allowing a direct mapping from a human to a robot.” This means that the robot can be as precise or as delicate as a human hand: it can insert thread into a needle’s eye, or pick up eggs or strawberries without crushing them.

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris
If this year’s E3 is any indication (and it’s like, the indication), then motion controls are the future. If you’re cunning and good with wires, you can even experience the future now. This is pretty basic–as strange as it is to refer to motion controlled gaming as basic–considering this glove is just a holder for an accelerometer, so that the tilt and motion of the player’s hand and wrist is used to manipulate the pieces.

Cool.Con Reflexology Remote Control Fixes What Ails You While You Channel Surf

Cool.Con Reflexology Remote Control Fixes What Ails You While You Channel Surf
Nope, this spiky orb-shaped device isn’t some sort of controller for the latest Sonic the Hedgehog game. It’s actually just a universal remote control – in a really weird package, with a really weird secondary purpose.

Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser Gets Your Button-Mashing, Joystick Wiggling Fingers in Fighting Shape

Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser Gets Your Button-Mashing, Joystick Wiggling Fingers in Fighting Shape
Do you play lots of video games? Here’s a great way to limber up your trigger fingers to get ready for some serious gaming action. Especially good for warming up for quick fret presses in music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the Xtensor hand exerciser is perfect for getting your hands in shape for the big game.

Click Oven Mitts: Pixelated Potholders

Click Oven Mitts: Pixelated Potholders
I don’t usually associate computers with cooking, but that doesn’t mean that your geek style shouldn’t find its way into your kitchen. Brazilian designer Anderson Horta’s Clicking Kitchen Grip oven mitts are inspired by the little pixels of the hand cursor from your computer.

Recharge Your Gadgets With a Hand Crank

Recharge Your Gadgets With a Hand Crank
Ever find yourself out and about when your cell phone runs out of juice? Did you know you can recharge your portable gadgets anywhere, even when there’s no available power source? Just plug your gadgets into this handy hand crank charger and get to cranking.

R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters

R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters
Want to send a message to the driver that’s been glued to your bumper for the last 5 miles? Just hang this light-up hand on your car’s back window, and you can express your true feelings without getting physical.

These Hyperlink Hands Are Big and Full of Yarn-Y Goodness

These Hyperlink Hands Are Big and Full of Yarn-Y Goodness
“Hyperlink” is a series of oversized yarn sculptures that depict our favorite handy friend, the hyperlink hand cursor. There are four cursor sculptures in the series. They are rendered in three dimensions and made more colorful than we’re used to.

Like the NES Power Glove on Steroids

Like the NES Power Glove on Steroids
Way back in 1989, long before today’s Wii-mote and the SIXAXIS motion sensing controllers, Mattel launched their rather silly looking, but ahead-of-its-time Power Glove controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now, Immersion Corporation is offering a modern update to the concept with their CyberGlove II Wireless Data Glove.