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Joytone Joystick-based Musical Instrument: QCF#

Joytone Joystick-based Musical Instrument: QCF#
Most electronic musical instruments use knobs, buttons, pads or piano keys for input. For their senior design project at the University of Pennsylvania, Digital Media Design students Dave Sharples and David Glanzman set out to make a new instrument that was physical and expressive.

Black Skull USB Charger Won’t Kill Your Gadgets

Black Skull USB Charger Won’t Kill Your Gadgets
If you have to keep a spare USB charger in your bag, why not at least go with something that looks cool. Perhaps, something like this skull-shaped USB charger from Gama-Go.
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CoeLux Indoor Light Looks Exactly Like Daylight: Blue Skies Research

CoeLux Indoor Light Looks Exactly Like Daylight: Blue Skies Research
There are already lamps and bulbs that can somewhat emulate sunlight, but CoeLux is on another level. Assuming it’s the real deal, that is. Founded by University of Insubria associate professor Paolo Di Trapani, the company’s eponymous lighting looks exactly like a sunny blue sky.

RGB Shades: Really Good at Blinding

RGB Shades: Really Good at Blinding
A couple of years ago we featured Garrett Mace’s LED Matrix Shades, which are sunglasses that have rows of programmable LEDs instead of lenses. You can get a pair of those from Garrett’s online store, but you might want to wait for his RGB Shades.

These Headphones Light up to the Beat of Your Music: Rave on!

These Headphones Light up to the Beat of Your Music: Rave on!
If you find yourself listening to your tunes at night, check out these fun earbuds which have light-up cables. iGlō Pulse headphones not only illuminate, they can pulse to the beat of your music. The wires are powered by a a built-in rechargeable battery which can provide up to three hours of light on a charge.

Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch: Burn After Reading

Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch: Burn After Reading
Apparently, anything that’s made out of wood is good. This is also true of Tokyoflash’s new watch, which appears to be encased completely in wood. It’s all rustic, and ready to go camping!

PixelBots: Making Things With Light! (And Robots!)

PixelBots: Making Things With Light! (And Robots!)
When I was growing up, one of my favorite toys was the good old Lite Brite. I’m guessing that it was an indication that I would later find myself hopelessly addicted to pixel art. Now, technologists are working on tiny robots which can create Lite Brite style art all on their own.

Adafruit 3D Printed LED Coat Buttons: The Brightest Buttons to Button

Adafruit 3D Printed LED Coat Buttons: The Brightest Buttons to Button
Make your clothes stand out with these LED-equipped and 3D printed buttons. Electronics shop Adafruit shared this project last January to help keep folks visible in snowy winter nights, but unless it’s always bright and sunny where you are then you’ll still find a use for these buttons. Aside from the 3D printed button cases, the main components of this device are the GEMMA electronic board and the Flora NeoPixel RGB LEDs.

Diffuse Laptop Light Makes Screens Easy on the Eyes: Ambif.lux

Diffuse Laptop Light Makes Screens Easy on the Eyes: Ambif.lux
Carolina Ferrari, Ilaria Vitali and Mengdi Xu designed Diffuse, a lamp designed to make laptop screens easy on the eyes in two ways.  Diffuse can provide complementary ambient light or it can compensate for a dark environment with a soft white light.

Justice Cap Makes Your Face Invisible to Cameras: Vampire Hat

Justice Cap Makes Your Face Invisible to Cameras: Vampire Hat
If you have a thing about people taking your picture – whether it’s discretely or with your knowledge – then you might want to get one of these Justice Caps.

Philips Hue Expands Line with Hue Lux, Tap Wireless Switch and 3D-Printed Luminaires

Philips Hue Expands Line with Hue Lux, Tap Wireless Switch and 3D-Printed Luminaires
Philips today announced that it is adding yet more products to its popular Hue line of wireless-controlled LED lamps. Three new products were introduced, including a less expensive white-only bulb, a wireless switch, and a line of 3D-printed lighting fixtures.

LuMini Smart LED Bulb Shrinks Down to Size

LuMini Smart LED Bulb Shrinks Down to Size
LED bulbs are a great way to save some power and be more green since they consume much less electricity than standard bulbs. They can also do more than conventional bulbs. Tabu Design makes the cool Lumen Bluetooth LED bulb that we reviewed just a few days ago.

Review: Tabu Lumen TL800 LED Bluetooth Lightbulb

Review: Tabu Lumen TL800 LED Bluetooth Lightbulb
LED lightbulbs are here to stay, but most of the ones you can buy at the hardware store are pretty basic in terms of functionality. You’re lucky if they can even be dimmed. The Tabu Lumen TL800 LED Bluetooth Lightbulb is much more sophisticated than most. While it fits into a regular light bulb socket, the Lumen can be remotely controlled from any iOS device with Bluetooth 4.0

Put a Giant Xbox 360 Controller on Your Wall

Put a Giant Xbox 360 Controller on Your Wall
Looking for something to decorate your game room wall with? How about an Xbox 360 controller that’s bigger than your head?

Game Frame Pixel Art Frame: 8-Bit Lite Brite

Game Frame Pixel Art Frame: 8-Bit Lite Brite
Show off your love for retro gaming with this animated pixel art frame. Similar to the Pixel and Pixel V2, Game Frame is a digital canvas that can be loaded up with hundreds of your favorite 8-bit video game characters and symbols.

PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution

PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution
I was going to talk about a pixel art LED display that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter when I remembered that I already saw something much better: Al Linke’s PIXEL. It turns out he’s also raising funds on Kickstarter for PIXEL V2, an improved version of his display.
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