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Play Through the Fire and Flames (DragonForce) literally through fire and flames with the Sound Torch. It’s a bluetooth speaker with a built-in burner on top, which emits flames that are synchronized with what’s playing.
Nexpaq works exactly like Dave Hakkens’ revolutionary Phonebloks concept. The case has swappable plug-and-play modules, each providing a single function such as an extra battery, additional flash storage or an SD card reader. When it launches, Nexpaq will have 12 modules, but if it takes off more modules will surely come, both from its inventors and from third-party manufacturers.Continue
A new type of metallic state of matter has been discovered by an international team of researchers studying a superconductor made from carbon-60 molecules or "buckyballs". The team found the new state after changing the distance between neighbouring buckyballs by doping the material with rubidium. The study reveals that the material has a rich combination of insulating, magnetic, metallic and superconducting phases – including the hitherto unknown state, which the researchers have dub a "Jahn–Teller metal".
Led by Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University in Japan, the study provides important clues about how the interplay between the electronic structure of the molecules and their…Continue
Jay Silver is back on Kickstarter with an even smaller version of his simple but versatile USB keypad, the MaKey MaKey. Aside from its smaller form the Makey Makey Go also has a keyring and a magnet. It’s like a bottle opener for inventors. In case you’ve never heard of the MaKey MaKey until now, it’s a plug-and-play USB device that lets you use conductive objects – aluminum foil, fruits, feet, etc.Continue
Hydrographic Printing is a technique of transferring colored inks on a film to the surface of an object. The film is placed on water and activated with a chemical that allows it to adhere to an object being physically pushed onto it. Researchers at Zhejiang University and Columbia University have taken hydrographic printing to the next level (pdf link). In a technical paper to be presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 in August, they explain how they developed a computational method to create complex patterns that are precisely aligned to the…Continue
We are often asked on discussion boards, about conflicts between IRremote or IRLib and other Arduino Libraries. In this post, we present a sketch for ‘Simple Infrared PWM on Arduino’. This is the first part in a 3 part series of posts. Part 1 shows how to generate the simple Infrared carrier frequency on Arduino, using any available IO pin and without conflicting with other libraries. Part 2 will show how to send a RAW infrared signal using this approach and Part 3 will show how to send a common NEC signal from the binary or HEX value.Continue
Here’s a pair of wonderful stories that were made possible with the help of 3D printing. As part of its new ad campaign in Brazil, diaper brand Huggies helped two blind expectant mothers “see” their unborn children by printing 3D models of the babies based on their ultrasound scans:
Get a box of tissues and meet Tatiana…
The robotics world just got a new kind of artificial muscle to flex, crafted from an unexpected material: onion skin. Today in Applied Physics Letters, researchers from National Taiwan University unveiled a new artificial muscle design, made by layering gold on top of the skin of an onion. It's a new tactic in the search for a working artificial muscle, a search that could have important implications for robotics and healthcare in the years to come.
Because of the onion's unique cell structure, the new artificial muscle is able to remain soft and bendable while it's contracting, a trick that has eluded previous artificial muscle design. The researchers had been attempting to…Continue
Now that the Apple Watch is available, smartwatches are suddenly of interest to the general populace. Ignoring for a moment that Apple is far from first to this product category, everyone seems to have agreed that software keyboards simply don’t make sense on a 1.5-inch screen. Some researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and the University of Stuttgart think otherwise and have developed a tiny on-screen QWERTY keyboard that they claim is usable.Continue
On this video we're presenting Garagino, a compact board 100% compatible with Arduino Uno. There are a lot of people who already know what Garagino is, but when one have his first contact with one might not understand it completely.
Here we present some of its great features and show how easy it is to work with it. During the presentation you can see its comparison with Arduino UNO as well as some advantages that it provides.