08/08/2011, Rich Decibels (this is just a handle of a real person) has a healthy interest in the subject and science of brainwave entrainment, and decided that there is no better way to learn more about it than to built such an entrainment device he can call his own. Just what is the “brainwave entrainment theory” all about? It involves the thought that low-frequency light and sound can be used to […]
08/08/2011, You know how everything strives to be smarter and smarter these days? Well, our regular home appliances are the same – moving in the general direction of the smartphone industry, although I would go out on a limb and say that smartphones evolve far more than your washing machine. After all, you don’t replace your washing machine once every two years, do you? Micha decided that his washing machine’s inaccurate […]
07/20/2011, Earthquakes are nasty business, and after surviving Chile’s very own earthquakes last year and seeing the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in Japan, Chilean teen Sebastian Alegria decided to do something about it, and what he managed to achieve is apparently something even Chile’s government won’t be able to do for another year.
07/05/2011, Alarm clocks are designed to wake people up, but yet there are some of us who despite waking up to the first ring of the alarm, somehow manage to fall back to sleep again, thinking to ourselves “Another 10 minutes and I’ll be up,” which usually turns into an hour, making us late for whatever we were supposed to do.
07/01/2011, Forget those tiny joysticks that you paste on your screen which also eats into your screen’s real estate. How about taking a look at the Androcade instead? It creator, Scoot2084 made it shaped like the Android mascot and it’s even green in color too! As you can see in the photo above, it not only can act as a stand of sorts for your Android device, but it can also […]
07/01/2011, Do you wish sometimes that your smartphone could display certain information while running full screen apps i.e. viewing the time, signal or battery strength, notifications from SMS, e-mail or missed calls? Well if you don’t mind carrying a bit of extra bulk out with you in your pockets, perhaps follower’s self-made 2-line external display kit that he made for his Nexus One is something you could potentially make for yourself.
06/29/2011, For those unfamiliar with light painting, it’s a photographic technique which uses long exposures and a light source, to “paint” the photo with light. The photo above is a great example as I am sure those who are unfamiliar with photography or light painting may have thought that “The Light Scythe” words that appear, are probably a result of photo editing. In reality it was created using a camera, the […]
06/09/2011, Check out the video in the extended post to see the Jazari in action, where the creator relied on a Wiimote as well as a custom Arduino controller that was specially built from arcade buttons, relying on a bunch of gestural sensors and springbok horns that will direct the percussion machines and vocal processing. It seems that gadget fans will definitely fall in love with the horn claw controller if […]
04/25/2011, There is just something about Arduino that never ceases to amaze – it does seem to be able to do just about anything and everything, assuming you have a keen programming mind to go along with it. The Vibrotron that you see here is the handiwork of the Carnegie Melon University robotics club, where it is actually a piece of a larger project known as the robOrchestra.
04/18/2011, With the recent nuclear disaster over at Japan due to nature unleashing her destructive forces, even a well prepared nation like Japan with its triple threat “insurance” in its nuclear power plants were unable to envisage the double whammy of an earthquake and a tsunami pounding their facility, hence resulting in a radiation disaster that is most dangerous since Chernobyl in 1986. Well, this has even led to a greater […]
03/21/2011, While almost everyone has a GPS in the form of a smartphone nowadays, one of the problems with having such devices is that users have trouble reading the maps while on the move at the same time, especially while on a vehicle like a bicycle. A hobbyist named Josh Billions put together a messenger bag with a GPS, a LilyPad Arduino microcontroller, and 8 vibration motors sewn into the bag. […]
03/15/2011, Ever seen a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller used to play games on an iPad? Probably not. Well the folks over at ProtoDojo have come up with one of the strangest iPad gaming controllers ever. Called the RoboTouch, it makes use of an NES controller, plugged into an Arduino board, connected to a set of arms attached to servo motors that are placed on the iPad’s screen. They’ve managed to […]
03/04/2011, Want to drive a car using a remote device, ala James Bond and his Sony Ericsson phone in the backseat while piloting a BMW 7 Series? Well, here is something less adventurous but equally exciting (for some) – an Android-powered BeeWi which controls a miniature Mini Cooper through the use of a Bluetooth connection. Intuitive motion control using a smartphone’s orientation sensor or touchscreen interface makes controlling this cute little […]
02/15/2011, The Nimbus Arduino-powered robot has been updated and the latest revision of this robot has been improved slightly. The original robot was designed to avoid walls, using a Sharp IR proximity sensor to detect and avoid obstacles. Now the latest model has a polycarbonate frame along with two additional IR proximity sensors. The small robot looks quite cute and features small RGB status LED lights at the bottom of the […]