Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Page 2 of 3

Tag: Motion Sensor

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface
We’ve already seen a couple of ways to add touch sensitivity to everyday objects. Here’s a more specific approach that turns any surface into both a touch interface and a screen. All you need is an expensive camera, a motion sensor and proprietary software!

Automated Shopping Cart: Most Awesome Kinect Project Yet?

Automated Shopping Cart: Most Awesome Kinect Project Yet?
Geeks have been doing all sorts of wild things with Microsoft Kinect sensor since Microsoft launched it. The Kinect for Windows sensor hasn’t been around as long as the original gaming sensor, but it already has one of the most awesome uses I’ve ever seen for anything Microsoft manufactured.

Starfield Kinect Swing Probably Would Make You Pretty Dizzy

Starfield Kinect Swing Probably Would Make You Pretty Dizzy
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting interactive experiments and artworks since it first came on the scene. It’s clear that these alternative uses for the motion sensing technology are often more compelling than the games themselves.

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)
Using a variety of visual tricks, including projection mapping, props, and motion-tracking, Sony managed to create some of the most mind-blowing visual illusions I’ve ever seen on video, bringing to life a sort of virtual “holodeck” for us to feast our eyes on.

Simraceway SRW-S1 Racing Controller Now Available for Speed Freaks

Simraceway SRW-S1 Racing Controller Now Available for Speed Freaks
Do you feel the need for speed? SteelSeries hears ya and they can help. The Simraceway SRW-S1 racing wheel is now available for all of your racing/bank heist/running people over needs.

Gaming on the Nintendo Ds, Samurai Style

Gaming on the Nintendo Ds, Samurai Style
This video is quite old in Internet time, but now that the Wii, Xbox 360 and the PS3 are all fighting the motion gaming war, it’s only apt to showcase YouTube user blaues01’s motion gaming hack for the Nintendo DS.

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture
Let the Kinect hacking begin! Less than a month after the motion-detection camera hit shelves, hackers are starting to figure out all sorts of cool stuff you can do with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wonder-gadget.

Green Hisaver Power Strip Senses Motion to Save Power

Green Hisaver Power Strip Senses Motion to Save Power
Being geeky and green can be tough if you have a bunch of high-end power slurping computers running in your house. I like to leave my computer running all the time, so it can backup and do its business while I sleep.

Gesture Cube Offers Next-Gen User Interface

Gesture Cube Offers Next-Gen User Interface
It seems like we’ve been using keyboards and mice for decades now (and yes, we have). Will there ever be a better way to interact with a computer? Probably, and you can bet that it will probably be touch or motion sensor-based.

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin
We’ve featured a variety of iPhone musical instruments around here, including pianos, guitars, drums, and even ocarinas, but this is the first time I’ve come across an app that lets you play your iPhone like it was a violin, viola or cello.

Microvision and Intel Demo Pocket Projector Game Controller

Microvision and Intel Demo Pocket Projector Game Controller
I’ll start out by saying that I’m really not all that excited by all the pocket projectors that have started to flood the market. At least not yet. I mean really, how many of us really need a tiny dim projector when we’ve got giant 60-inch LCDs and Plasmas in our living rooms these days.

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium
This intriguing hardware/software combo from Japan’s Fairy Devices lets you turn a tablet PC into a veritable “window to the stars”. As you hold your PC up and move it around, the highly-sensitive motion-sensor USB module sends position data to the StellarWindow’s planetarium software, adjusting the viewport to match the angle of your screen.

Blaze PS3 Motion Controller: PS3 Meets Wii

Blaze PS3 Motion Controller: PS3 Meets Wii
Sure, the PlayStation 3 is eventually getting its own official motion controller from Sony, but while you wait for this bit of futureware, the guys over at UK gaming outfit BLAZE have announced their own motion-sensing PS3 controller.

Latte Espresso Media Player: Haptic Touchscreen Pmp for Under $100

Latte Espresso Media Player: Haptic Touchscreen Pmp for Under $100
While Apple may have crammed everything but the kitchen sink into their new iPod Nano, one thing it doesn’t have is a haptic touchscreen. But this portable media player from Latte has one, and now it can be had for less than a single Benjamin.

Project Natal for Xbox 360 Could Put Microsoft Ahead of Wii With Controller-Free Gaming

Project Natal for Xbox 360 Could Put Microsoft Ahead of Wii With Controller-Free Gaming
Microsoft today took the wraps off of their new input device for the Xbox 360, known as Project Natal. The new technology does away with traditional controllers and lets player use their full body to interact with video games and the Xbox 360 interface.

Gps Goes Postal: Could Help Solve Usps Delivery Woes

Gps Goes Postal: Could Help Solve Usps Delivery Woes
This new device was commissioned by the United States Postal Service in order to hunt down some of the inefficiencies in their mail delivery process. Developed by California’s TrackingTheWorld, the gadget is slipped inside of a letter, and tracks the precise journey of an individual piece of mail.