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Tag: Lcd

Intruderchron Space Invaders Clock: It’S Pixel Time!

Intruderchron Space Invaders Clock: It’S Pixel Time!
Modder Dataman recently got his hands on Adafruit’s Monochron Pong Clock and massaged it into this cool Space Invaders clock – nicknamed the Intruderchron. Even though originally, the video game Space Invaders came out 6 years after Pong, the Space Invaders clock uses the same hardware as the Pong clock.

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like
Sander Mulder made a Pong Clock way back in 2005, but Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries ups the ante with the Monochron, a Pong-themed clock for tinkerers. If you want to have one you better know how to solder, because the Monochron will be delivered to you unassembled, and by that I mean you’ll have to install all the resistors and capacitors yourself.

Wii Laptop Casemod: the Loveable Luggable

Wii Laptop Casemod: the Loveable Luggable
Did you ever wish you could take your Nintendo Wii with you wherever you go? Well this enterprising casemodder proves that you can do it if you have the time, patience, and modding talent, it’s definitely possible.

Nintendo Game & Watch Minis: Relive Your Youth, Only Smaller

Nintendo Game & Watch Minis: Relive Your Youth, Only Smaller
Remember those old Nintendo Game & Watch LCD games from back in the 1980s? Well if you’re a fan of these classic precursors to modern handheld games, you’ll be happy to hear they’re back! Only this time, they’re much, much smaller.

LEGO Star Wars Minifig Alarm Clocks Ready to Wake You Up

LEGO Star Wars Minifig Alarm Clocks Ready to Wake You Up
During their visit to the 2010 Nuremberg Toy Fair, the guys over at Hobby Media snapped this pic of some awesome new LEGO Star Wars minifig alarm clocks. Each 8-inch tall maxi/minifig sits on your bedside table, and includes an oversize LCD alarm clock in its squared-off chest.

Cheap Nintendo Ds Lite Clone: the Perfect Gift for Rude Little Children

Cheap Nintendo Ds Lite Clone: the Perfect Gift for Rude Little Children
Do you have a niece, nephew, neighbor or other bratty little kid who you just can’t stand? Here’s the perfect present for somebody who just doesn’t deserve to be spoiled. This handheld video game system thing might look like a Nintendo DS Lite from a distance, but on closer inspection, you’ll see it’s a really cheap Chinese fake.

Boogie Board is the $30 Tablet

Boogie Board is the $30 Tablet
This isn’t really a tablet PC per se, but it aims at replacing paper pads efficiently with a special kind of rewriteable LCD display. The Boogie Board Paperless LCD Writing Tablet is made by Improv Electronics and uses something called Reflex LCD, which is a pressure-sensitive, flexible plastic LCD that doesn’t require any power to retain what’s written on it.

Real Time Grandfather Clock Made by a Man Who’s Gone Cuckoo

Real Time Grandfather Clock Made by a Man Who’s Gone Cuckoo
Nah, just kidding. Maarten Baas isn’t crazy, just an artist. Baas made this weird, funny, and hypnotizing grandfather clock as part of his REAL TIME exhibit shown last year in Milan, Italy. The clock has no clockwork, no clock guts whatsoever.

On Ebay: Old Seiko Watch With… a Drum Machine?

On Ebay: Old Seiko Watch With… a Drum Machine?
Nowadays we have wristwatches that are also cellphones. Or is it a cellphone that’s worn on the wrist? Anyway back in the day “watch + something” combos became all the rage, although personally I’ve never seen any other combo aside from calculator watches here in the Philippines.

Sony Bravia Xbr Lx900 Tvs Get Face Detection to Adjust Image Quality

Sony Bravia Xbr Lx900 Tvs Get Face Detection to Adjust Image Quality
The new Sony BRAVIA XBR-60LX900, XBR-52LX900, XBR-46LX900 and XBR40LX900 have a feature I haven’t come across on any other set yet. These sets include a new feature called “Intelligent Presence Sensor,” which automatically detects faces of people viewing the set, and optimizes the picture for their viewing pleasure.

Vizio Xvt Pro Razor 58″ LED LCD Gets 21:9 Aspect Ratio: Now That’S a Widescreen Tv

Vizio Xvt Pro Razor 58″ LED LCD Gets 21:9 Aspect Ratio: Now That’S a Widescreen Tv
You’ve got to hand it to Vizio. 10 years ago, these guys were barely a blip on the radar screen, and now they’re one of the dominant players in the television business. Now they’ve got a new TV that’s gonna have you running to the store to return that new set you just got for Christmas.

Brain Trainer: Get One Now! Before the Guys Who Make It Gets Sued by Nintendo

Brain Trainer: Get One Now! Before the Guys Who Make It Gets Sued by Nintendo
The Brain Trainer is kind of like the Game & Watch version of the popular Nintendo DS game Brain Age. If you don’t know what Brain Age is, it’s a series of activities designed to test & exercise the brain, all in a quick and easy-to-play package.

Flex Lighting Claims World’S Thinnest LED Backlight for LCD Tvs

Flex Lighting Claims World’S Thinnest LED Backlight for LCD Tvs
At this week’s upcoming CES show, I fully expect to see thinner television sets than I’ve ever seen before. Now a new LED backlight technology could allow sets to get even slimmer and cheaper to produce.

Gravida Nurse: Let’s Play Prenatal Tamagotchi!

Gravida Nurse: Let’s Play Prenatal Tamagotchi!
The tamagotchi generation is about to have kids. To prepare them, there’s the Gravida Nurse Prenatal Education Device! The generation that grew up with tamagotchis, video games, and the internet isn’t about to research kids and babies in books or – God forbid – the internet!

LG 2010 Plasma, LCD and LED Tv Line Leaked on Fcc Website

LG 2010 Plasma, LCD and LED Tv Line Leaked on Fcc Website
I was buzzing around over on the FCC website today looking at some recent filings, when what did I come upon but a virtual goldmine of spanking new flat-panel displays on the way from LG in early 2010.

X-Cool Calculator Looks Like a Game Controller, Plays No Games

X-Cool Calculator Looks Like a Game Controller, Plays No Games
For our latest edition of “why? why not?” comes this basic calculator that does nothing special other than the fact that it looks like a game controller. The X-Cool Calculator looks like something you might play some old Genesis or SNES games with, but it really just does basic math.