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Tag: Sensor

Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Let’s You Share How Hot Your Taco Is

Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Let’s You Share How Hot Your Taco Is
Whenever I need to grab a quick bite to eat, I always head straight to this taco stand near the place where I work. There are other places nearby which serve up some mean tacos, but what this stand has that those other taco places didn’t were options.

Invention Simulates Objects Passing Through Your Hand: Now You Can Get Stabbed, Virtually

Invention Simulates Objects Passing Through Your Hand: Now You Can Get Stabbed, Virtually
The Kajimoto research group at the University of Electro-Communications has invented a device that simulates something passing through your hand. It’s been made to improve the reality of some games and uses a vibration mechanism to create the sensory illusion.

Massive Digital Sensor Snaps 8×10 Photos and Cost More than a House

Massive Digital Sensor Snaps 8×10 Photos and Cost More than a House
If you are a professional at anything and you are one of the best, you have to buy the hardware and gear to operate at that level. Take Mitchell Feinberg for instance. Feinberg is a high-end photographer who takes shots of all sorts of luxury products like cars, watches, and other stuff that normal folk can’t afford.

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations
Battery technology is moving fast and a lot of research is being put into finding ways to allow the battery to harness power from the environment around it for operation. MicroGen Systems has created just such a battery that is able to create power the vibrations of a car going down the road.

NFL Uses Under Armour E39 High-Tech Shirts for Scouting Combine

NFL Uses Under Armour E39 High-Tech Shirts for Scouting Combine
Football is a rough sport and players get hurt all the time from the forces and impacts that are generated in the game. There have been some calls for new safety gear that will monitor the force of hits and strikes.

BodyMedia Wireless Armband BW Helps You Manage Your Waistline

BodyMedia Wireless Armband BW Helps You Manage Your Waistline
BodyMedia unveiled their latest FIT Armband BW that will connect to your devices using Bluetooth. This means that it will connect to iOS devices, as well as cell phones, etc. It will collect information about how many calories are burned, steps are taken, and real time physical activity.

Doodle Track: Race Along the Black Line

Doodle Track: Race Along the Black Line
Here’s a high-tech tweak to one of the most popular kids’ toys. With the Doodle Track car, you don’t need to assemble or create race tracks. Just plot and create your own course using a plain black marker.

Japanese Gardeners Rejoice With Docomo’S New Sensor Stick

Japanese Gardeners Rejoice With Docomo’S New Sensor Stick
Are you a Japanese vegan gardener? Well good for you, because DoCoMo has just released the perfect new device for you. So, this thing is actually called a Garden Sensor. It will ensure that your veggies will turn out perfect.

Pajamas for Baby Tell You if Your Tot is Alive and Well

Pajamas for Baby Tell You if Your Tot is Alive and Well
If you don’t have kids you might think that this new sensor laden pajama for babies is pretty stupid and sounds like some of that wacky crap that we see out of Japan every now and again.

How Hot is Your Coffee?

How Hot is Your Coffee?
I am not a big fan of hot drinks. Usually I will drink a cup of hot chocolate around the holidays, but otherwise I stick to nice, cold Diet Dr. Pepper. The wife, on the other hand doesn’t function until she has a few cups of coffee in her.

Make Your Own Wearable Tech

Make Your Own Wearable Tech
Ever thought about putting together your own “smart garments?” Well here’s a way to weave technology into your very own clothing without too much effort. Thanks to fabric technologist Hanna Perner-Wilson (aka Plusea), you can now purchase pre-made components which you can use to make interactive clothing pieces.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.
I’ve always wanted a robotic butler. You know, like the personal service ‘bots in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. Except without the sexual harassment part. Turns out that a team of industrious scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have already built one.

Robot Floor Tiles Make Sure You’Ve Always Got a Place to Walk

Robot Floor Tiles Make Sure You’Ve Always Got a Place to Walk
Here’s a way to truly feel the earth move under your feet. These robotic blocks are designed to automatically detect where you’re walking and constantly position themselves in front of your feet so you never fall to the ground.

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You
Welcome Robot 1.5 is a funky little homemade robot that greets people in your absence. It was made by Armanda Lewis as part of 5 Projects in 5 Days. That means she had to make the robot, from start to finish, in only one day.

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces
Sure, there are lots of devices which are starting to embed motion sensors or touch screens to power new user interface paradigms. But this is the first time I’ve seen a motion-sensitive device which is designed to be operated entirely with one hand.

Fentix Cube: Like Rubiks on Roids

Fentix Cube: Like Rubiks on Roids
Interactive artist Andrew Fentem created this cool electronic cube puzzle game loaded with colorful LEDs. The Fentix Cube is controlled by touch as well as through movement. While it’s designed as a platform, capable of playing a number of different games and puzzles, the interactive plaything happens to do a great job digitally emulating the old Rubik’s Cube.