About 40 years ago, an inventor by the name of Patrick Flanagan invented the Neurophone – a device which was a basic radio transmitter that could be picked by the human nervous system, the signals were received by the skin and the brain interpreted them into sound. The reason we didn’t use the Neurophone ever is because of high voltage that it used, which made it dangerous for routine use.
Watching a baby all night long to make sure it sleeps healthy, can cast a toll on new parents, but there isn’t an alternative. We’ll, Bill a father of two seem to have found a solution in the Baby Monitor. The audio based device that can be velcroed on the swaddled baby to keep track of its breathing movement, orientation and body temperature. Baby Monitor uses the Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos eZ430 wristwatch (sans the band) along with an RF transmitter, an accelerometer, a temperature sensor and USB dongle to communicate with a computer.
These slippers that can be constructed by the user themselves give us a new interesting way of creating footwear. Idea and the final product designed is from French design graduate Gaspard Tine-Beres (Royal College of Art, London) who gives us as the users new way of putting together felt shoes in a jiffy using just shoelaces. Called as the Lasso Shoes, they are made from single piece of natural wool die cut from 5 mm sheets and as a buyer you’ll get them flat-packed after which you can assemble them with laces supplied in color of choice.
This indoor Mini Golf Course is entirely made from wood, as it appears to be. The fact that it’s not playable doesn’t matter at all in front of the skillful built and highly creative artistic design. The intention behind this superb job was an art exhibit at the Milan Design Week where it was to be showcased and I am sure it must have gained appreciation from anyone who looked at it.
Robots are into everything. They are future nurses, nannies, doctors, football players and so on. I think someday human will invent one for chewing food for them. I found this list of eight robots that plays Guitar Hero for, don’t know, whose pleasure. The title says ‘kick ass robots’ and I agree – they will kick our ass one day. Of course, we need one to kick ours ass too. Anyway if you want to read about these video game freak robots then please visit the source.
I know nothing about the maker and how did he do this, but only that this old roaders has got a new life. It looks fresh and shiny giving a vintage look. Other than this, what details are available are that it’s based on a 1934 Ford Roadster and 1934 Dodge headlights have been converted to halogen bulbs with high and low beam. The maker seems to be familiar with automotive engineering and his skill needs no proof as this beautiful piece of work stand before us. Enjoy the images.
I guess almost every one of us is familiar with AT-AT – one of the most liked walkers from Star Wars. The fictitious battlefield capabilities of this walker are extreme and any army in the world would be happy if it could be materialized. However, for now you can create one for yourself. It’s like a DIY project that asks for assembling of few wooden parts. You can’t ride it, but still it will look cool in your room – a sci-fi container that can accommodate some of your personal things. I doubt, in future we might see an original...
Don Sturrock’s computer gaming desk is the new inspiration for gaming freaks. He didn’t waste much time on materializing his idea. Using Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings and pipe and parts from Sketchup Library of Simplified Building, he built a structure that can support the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and chair. The chair looks comfortable with an adjustable monitor holder and footrest. It might be lacking the luxurious shine, but the creativity is appreciable.
Watching clever and high-tech machines in sci-fi movies is fun. Isn’t it? There are many instances when I realized that these movies always hint at the technology that is being developed inside the laboratories. Watching this six rotor helicopter reminds me of something similar. The creator has built an excellent flying machine equipped with GPS and a camera. I know, right now you are thinking of a spying machine that will fly over your neighbor s backyard. Well, there can be other meaningful uses too.