It’s pretty amazing what smartphone cameras are capable of these days. I used to carry around lots of camera gear to events, and with very few exceptions now, my iPhone 11 Pro Max is all I bring with me.
Makers, here’s a new set of gizmos for your bag of tricks. Created by open-source interactive sensor company Bela, the Trill series is a line of sensors which make it easy to add capacitive touch interactions to any DIY electronic project.
There are three devices in the Trill series, each designed for a different sort of touch project.
Space Invaders, the iconic classic video game we all know and love, just got even cooler. The popular arcade vertical shooter from TAITO is going to be a board game. Let’s just hope that the gameplay lives up to the arcade version.
Back in the day, a D&D session required nothing but a big bag of dice, a few geeks, and a surface to roll those dice on. That’s still how most people probably play the game, but a Kickstarter campaign has turned up for something called TableTop Tokens.
I’ve played the old Guess Who? board game with my son and daughter, where you have to ask for hints about who the other player has by asking for clues about the character’s appearance. You ask things like “Do you have hair” and so on.
We can all agree getting up each morning to go to work really sucks. Some people have a harder time getting up than others. If you are of the sort who needs a little extra help, the Sensorwake Trio might be the ticket.
61 years ago, the Frisbee was born. That was when Wham-O Inc. acquired the rights to the flying disc and officially named it. Now, the company says it’s reinvented the Frisbee. This new version looks wobbly and warped.
Way back in the day, I went straight from high school to college into a medical program that saw me going from a broke high-school student to 19-year-old with an actual career making good money. The very first thing I bought with my very first paycheck was a 3DO game system and a copy of Myst.
If you’re a fan of PC or console racing simulation games like rFactor and you want to make the game as realistic as possible, you need a good racing wheel and pedals. More specifically, you need a force feedback racing wheel, so you can feel what your VR car is doing.
The GOGO lantern is a new portable lamp that’s currently being funded over on Kickstarter. The product is just what it sounds like, a lantern that you can use on the go or at home. The GOGO has some cool features, with the big one being a solar panel on top to charge the lantern when you are out in the field.
Being that I am from Texas, all my childhood memories of the beach revolve around Galveston, Texas. That means Gulf of Mexico water as dirty as a mud puddle, and sand roughly the temperature of the surface of the Sun.
If you are looking for a cool new night light or mood light, check out Glowscenes. It is a unique accent light that is inspired by nature, and designed to deliver relaxation and calm.
Guido Bonelli created these cool lights, and you can find them on Kickstarter.
Hanging pictures is a huge pain in the rear. I never seem to get them level or centered in the spot where I want them. This results in lots of holes in my walls. The Absolut Hangsmart is a new picture hanger that aims to make it easy to mount your pictures and art on the wall and get it perfectly level every time.
Not only does it get them level, the gadget allows you to adjust art up, down, left, right all without taking it the wall, so you can adjust spacing and centering without having to make extra holes in the wall for each move.
The Hangsmart device can be mounted to your wall with adhesives or screws that are included.
My Mamaw (that’s grandmother for you yankees out there) used to knit all the time. She was big on making blankets with yarn that had enough open space to be terrible at keeping you warm, and were itchy enough to drive you mad.
Do you like pixel art? Did you know that when pixels are turned into their 3-dimensional equivalents, they’re called “voxels?” Well now you do. Pretty soon, you’ll have a fun new way to build your own personal voxel art sculptures, thanks to PIXIO.
Like LEGO and other building blocks tiny, colorful plastic cubes are designed for building all kinds of figures and structures.
The only thing I really know about coffee or espresso is that I don’t like the way any of it tastes. My daily caffeine intake is taken entirely in the form of Dr. Pepper. If you are a fan of espresso you might have noticed that you can’t stir sugar into your brew with a normal spoon without jacking up the layer of foam on top.