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How NOT to Create a User Interface

How NOT to Create a User Interface
With more and more smart devices in our homes, the need to occasionally reset or troubleshoot them comes along with that. But how do you interact with a device that has no keyboard, mouse, or other input mechanism when it can’t connect to your network?

How Many Drones Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

How Many Drones Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
Pretty soon, drones and other robots will be doing all of our chores. Marek Baczynski is trying to usher in a new era of drones performing our menial tasks, which is no doubt why he spent hours figuring out how to get a drone to change a lightbulb.
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Philips LED Bulb Less Than $5 Each, 2-for-1 for Now

Philips LED Bulb Less Than $5 Each, 2-for-1 for Now
I find it incredibly annoying that the light bulbs I pick up from Walmart seem to last all of a week, especially in my bathroom. Every other time I turn on the light, one of the bulbs needs replaced.

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.

DIY Luminous Bulb: (Glow in the) Dark Bulb

DIY Luminous Bulb: (Glow in the) Dark Bulb
Korean DIY site Hobby:Design has a neat idea for a light bulb that doesn’t need electricity or electronics to work. The not so secret ingredient is of course glow in the dark pigment. Leave it exposed to bright light during the day and you get soft lighting at night.

Nokero Solar Powered LED Bulbs: No Kero, No Problem

Nokero Solar Powered LED Bulbs: No Kero, No Problem
You probably don’t give much thought about the artificial light that’s available around you. But hundreds of millions of people don’t have access to electricity;  many of these people use kerosene lamps at night, which are not only costly but harmful.

King Edison Pendant Lamp: Which Came First, the Light Bulb or the Chandelier?

King Edison Pendant Lamp: Which Came First, the Light Bulb or the Chandelier?
What you see below is not a product of Photoshop. It’s the King Edison Pendant Lamp designed by Young & Battaglia, and it’s a cross between a light bulb and a chandelier.

Greenwave Wi-Fi Controlled LED Light Bulbs: Screw & Play

Greenwave Wi-Fi Controlled LED Light Bulbs: Screw & Play
LED light bulbs are becoming more common and affordable, but a company called Greenwave Reality made the energy-saving light source even cooler. The company’s Connected Lighting Solution is a kit that includes LED bulbs that can be controlled via a mobile app.

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power
How many engineering students does it take to build a floating light bulb? Just one. University of Queensland student Chris Rieger combined magnetic levitation and wireless power transfer like peanut butter and jelly to create a fancy floating sandwich.

ChromaLit Contour LED Light Bulb as Bright as 100W Incandescent

ChromaLit Contour LED Light Bulb as Bright as 100W Incandescent
Going green isn’t necessarily difficult, but it is expensive. Being green it’s especially expensive if you’re trying to swap from incandescent light bulbs in your home or business over to LED light bulbs. LED bulbs can cost anywhere from $50 and up, though they do last much longer.

Tiny Airplane Lands Inside a Lightbulb

Tiny Airplane Lands Inside a Lightbulb
I’ve always been impressed by those model makers who can cram a tiny ship inside of a bottle, but this model has completely blown my mind. What you’re looking at here is a tiny model of a KLM Airbus A330 inside of an incandescent light bulb.

Brain Bulb is Exactly What You Think It Is

Brain Bulb is Exactly What You Think It Is
Jeri Ellsworth wowed a lot of people at the recently held Maker Faire when she turned up wearing something straight out of cartoons: a light bulb over her head that was activated by her brainwaves. Okay so it’s not exactly like the visual metaphor since it doesn’t discriminate between great ideas and things like “I have to pee”.

Eco-Friendly LED Light Bulb Cooled With Jet Engine Tech

Eco-Friendly LED Light Bulb Cooled With Jet Engine Tech
Going green is all fine and good for the environment and it will help you a bit when it comes time to pay those utility bills too. I have tried some of the green florescent bulbs in my normal light fixtures before, but the weird colored light bothered me so I tossed them out.
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