Pranav Mistry loves creating new ways of using and interacting with computers – he was the one who created SixthSense, a portable interface which projects interactive images, not only intuitive and practical but cool as hell to use.
Here’s an awesome weekend project for all you tinkerers out there: a laser monocle headpiece. Instructables member Lemonie says that it’s perfect for Star Trek fans, but anyone who doesn’t think that a laser beam on your head is cool shouldn’t be reading Instructables anyway.
Over the years I have reviewed a couple of the lasers from Wicked Lasers and there aren’t things that you would call laser pointers, unless you like the ability to burn those who talk during your presentation.
Behold – the laser scissors. It’s a pair of scissors… with a frickin’ laser beam! And that is all that you need to know. Go buy it now.
Why are you still here? What? No, the laser can’t cut paper by itself; that’s what the scissor is for.
I guess you don’t have to put this up in your kid’s nursery, but that’s the first place that jumps to mind when I see a mobile hanging from the ceiling. Of course this Bioshock mobile might give your young one permanent nightmares, so you might want to be careful about where you hang it.
When I first saw the Reflectius Clock by Art Lebedev, I thought that it was simply using reflections, but that’s not the whole story. This wild concept clock uses 60 mirrors and a single laser to display the time.
From the House of Insane Ideas comes this feature packed peripheral for geeks on the go. The Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard has 69 LED-backlit keys, and what Brando claims is the “World’s First Touchpad”. Oh Brando.
Have I told you guys how much I love trolling around the aisle of the new Makers Market? If you haven’t stopped by there yet, you owe it to yourself to check out this new online emporium of everything DIY.
Ah, product designers. You and your neat concepts and even neater illustrations. Never asking “What’s possible?”, but instead, “What’s awesome?”, which is a pretty good mentality if you ask me. Here’s one of your brethren’s deliciously high-tech idea for a timepiece: a watch whose minute and hour hands are lasers.
Talk about overkill. This new technology can track down individual mosquitoes and take them out using a laser beam. That’s definitely one way to kill bugs dead.
Created by Intellectual Ventures Lab, the Photonic Fence Anti-Mosquito Laser System can hunt down and identify the little buggers with amazing precision.
Where lesser men see a child’s toy when they look at a Barbie Powerwheels toy car, imaginative folk like Tim Higgins see a really fun real world Halo spinoff. Higgins’ Wi-Fi Warthogs are controlled using Xbox 360 controllers and a laptop mounted on each Warthog.
So what is it really? It is exactly what it says it is. Made by Nirav Patel, the Sleep Remaining Indicator is a homemade gadget that indicates how long you have to sleep by shining a laser beam on the ceiling (or I guess wherever you want it to shine).
Another cool new technology just surfaced during CES week. Casio has just announced a new slimline projector that does away with those nasty mercury based light bulbs and replaces them with a combination of LED, laser and fluorescent illumination.
I’m sure you’ve heard about those retro-futuristic looking laser keyboards. Here’s the next logical step: Light Blue Optic’s Light Touch – one of the honorees at the ongoing CES – is a projector that not only displays video but also turns any flat surface into a touchscreen.
Damn, the day after I put that brand new 58-inch plasma TV in my living room, it’s already been made obsolete. Thanks to the guys over at HDi Limited, this mammoth 100-inch television not only is huge, it displays programs in true 3D.
The guys over at Warnlaser were kind enough to send me a couple of their battery-powered laser pointers to play with and I wanted to let you guys know – lasers are fun!
Now these aren’t those cheesy red laser pointers you get at the drug store these days.