Archive for October, 2011
That's different. "Tyler Card made a wearable and fully functional camera costume for Halloween 2011. It's complete with an LCD display, built-in flash and shutter release button/wireless remote control. It is also capable of triggering Alienbees strobe lights with a Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander." See how he did it here. Source [via LikeCool, Nerdcore, Laughing Squid, PetaPixel and PopPhoto] Read more [...]
Ice Straws Very cool. From the website: .............................. With this ice tray, you can make straws out of ice. We guess that's good for the environment, but more importantly it means you can drink a soda and leave NO EVIDENCE. Each silicone rubber mold will quickly make six 8" straws out of whatever easily frozen fluids tickle your fancy. $9.95. .............................. $9.95. Source [bookofjoe.com] Read more [...]
From My Modern Metropolis: "Flickr user Timo Arnall came upon this artistic gem on the streets of Brussels, Belgium. It's none other than the clever AZERTY keyboard. This layout is specifically designed for the characters of the Latin alphabet on a typewriter or keyboard." Source [bookofjoe.com] Read more [...]
i-Wood — My First Laptop!
From the website: ............................. We assume that a lot of tech stuff is spread around at your home. A couple mobile devices, laptops, iPads, iPhones and the like... right? OK — and you don't want the little ones to play with your brand new iPad... think: multi-gestures with little hands that just have arisen from the porridge plate... urgh. The i-Wood takes its design cues from Mr. [Jonathan] Ive's handiwork, but instead of a trackpad, the i-Wood offers the wee Read more [...]
Ring Mirror Installation by Arnaud Lapierre
"Visitors of the Place Vendome in Paris, France were treated to a stunning art installation last weekend during the FIAC 2011 conference. The Ring Mirror Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, sponsored by Audi, is a reflective cylinder composed of mirrored blocks stacked in a variegated fashion. About the Ring structure, Lapierre explained, “‘The Ring’ is an installation that takes into consideration the urban space networking: the rhythm, flow, organization and spatial hierarchy. The installation Read more [...]
Chinese Robots to play Ping Pong!
It's just as the title mentions, robot vs robot & robot vs human table tennis games! Never feel lonely again! It's really incredible how robots are gaining great strengths... I no longer believe that science fiction stories are science fiction anymore! Here's a video: Read more [...]
Charge Your iPhone Using A Solar Tree!
Styled on the look of a small bonsai tree this charger uses twenty seven solar panels on the end of each branch to produce energy from the sun and then charge the internal battery. Once charged it can provide thirty six hours of charging power for all sorts of portable devices and the great thing is that it keeps charging so long as there is sunlight. This how the Electree Solar Bonsai works; The 27 solar panels installed at the tip of the branches capture the solar energy which is then stored Read more [...]
Throwable 360 Panoramic Camera!
We present the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera which captures a full spherical panorama when thrown into the air. At the peak of its flight, which is determined using an accelerometer, a full panoramic image is captured by 36 mobile phone camera modules. [Via @Johl; Images courtesy of Jonas Pfeil, CC] Pfeil describes how his invention works on his website: Our camera uses 36 fixed-focus 2 megapixel mobile phone camera modules. The camera modules are mounted in a robust, 3D-printed, Read more [...]
Get Inspired! … Vibrant Color Photography
Below, 30 examples of stunning color photography to inspire your entry. Children and Baby Bird by flickr user Pink Sherbet Photography Frutilla Lavada by flickr user Aldana Florencia Mourning for the Morning by flickr user notsogoodphotography Blue Poison Dart Frog by flickr user ucumari And Then I Will Send You the World in Green and Blue by flickr user Meredith_Farmer Golden Leaves by flickr user Shandi-lee Untitled by Read more [...]
Actroid, The Human Robot, When “I Robot” is for Real!
This is about 3 years ago... However, it's still awesome! It's when the movie (based on the novel) "I Robot" is no longer science fiction! Her maker, Japan-based robot maker Kokoro, says that she is supposed to give patients a heightened sense of security. Actroid-F is very realistic, but actually, she is pretty creepy, too – as you can see in the video embedded below (in which she’s replicating the operators facial expressions and body movements, this is 3 years old however...). Actroid-F, Read more [...]
Hack Ipad2 Using The Smart Cover
Steps of Hacking: (This article is for educational purposes only, CoolesTech.com and/or any of it's author are not responsible for any consequences) 1) Lock a password protected iPad 2 2) Hold down power button until iPad 2 reaches turn off slider 3) Close Smart Cover 4) Open Smart Cover 5) Click cancel on the bottom of the screen What the flaw allows: As you can see in our video above, a Smart Cover can essentially unlock an iPad 2. The person who unlocks your Read more [...]
Today's sewing machines are sophisticated embedded systems with exacting precision, automated stitch control, and touch-screen interfaces: Photo: Brother International SQUINT-FREE: When appliances go digital, some difficult tasks become easy. The Brother Quattro 6000D sewing machine shown here has a camera above the needle plate that shows the stitching area on a built-in LCD screen. My Aunt Yetta sewed quilts—and most of her family's clothes—on an antique treadle sewing Read more [...]