Here is a good project for anyone with a 3D printer. In this project as described in the first episode of the Mojoptix podcast and video series, we see a demonstration of how to create a 3D printed sundial that can display the time in digital format without electronics.
The sundial works by allowing light to pass through a carefully arranged array of "tiny tunnels" that turn the individual pixels of the display off and on as the Sun moves through the sky.
For anyone interested but unable to 3D-print the parts themselves, kits are available for purchase that come with all the parts needed to assemble the device.
Wednesday, Sep 28th 2016 (12:02am)
Just when I thought Send Me To Heaven was the best prank ever dealt to mobile phone types, Apple nixes the headphone jack and someone comes along to exploit the void. Bravo, you internet wag. Bra-VO.
Tuesday, Sep 27th 2016 (12:50pm)
Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei reported on Thursday that Funai Electric Company, Japan's last manufacturer of VHS video cassette tape recorders, will end production on the recorders this month. According to Nikkei, the company is halting production due to a declining market, and difficulty in obtaining the supply of parts.
Not yet in production (this is a Kickstarter plea), the wheel with the electric motor as a hub is slated to go on sale for $699. Embedded video here as well as specs and funding info.
Thursday, May 19th 2016 (2:22am)
Anyone who's ever bought a new electronic device or pair of shoes will be all too familiar with those little "DO NOT EAT" sachets that come in the box. Most of us have a vague idea that they're somehow keeping our products fresh, but toss them as soon as the box is open without a second thought.
But it turns out that just might be one of the worst ideas ever because, as Eames Yates reports for Business Insider, these free sachets can be used for a whole range of life hacks that can save you time, energy, and money. And we're never throwing one out again.
Tuesday, Mar 15th 2016 (12:01am)
YUP | 1 A Combination Bicycle and Washing Machine That Lets People Exercise and Wash Clothes Same TimeDesigners at China's Dalian Nationalities University have created the Bike Washing Machine, a combination bicycle and laundry machine that lets users exercise and wash their clothes at the same time. The machine replaces the front wheel of a traditional bicycle with a washing machine drum, and as the user pedals they can power a display screen or store the generated electricity.
Tuesday, Mar 1st 2016 (6:00am)
In a Russian shopping mall, handicapped parking spaces are protected by technology. If you have a handicapped sticker, no problem. If you are lacking one, a man in a wheelchair tells you how rude, selfish, and wrong you are for taking his spot.
Saturday, Feb 13th 2016 (12:02am)
The field of robotics is advancing at an alarming rate. We have robots on Mars, robots playing music and even robots creating art. But for every robot success story, there is a robot fail. When many are discussing how robots will be taking over our jobs in the next few years, it's time for a reality check with this compilation of robot gifs and videos that will put your employment-threatened mind at ease.
Wednesday, Jan 27th 2016 (12:00am)
3Dom, a US company that specializes in eco-friendly printing filaments, has now come up with a way to 3D print using a material made from beer waste. Yes, itís called Buzzed and consists of leftover hops and barley.
Snap is a new portable and easy-to-fly drone equipped with a 4K resolution gimbal stabilized camera. The drone pairs with a smartphone app for manual or automatic control, including pre-programmed flight paths developed with professional directors. Snap breaks down to become easily portable, and features safety cages around its propellers.
The drone is expected to ship in the Spring of 2016, and is available for pre-order with a significant discount.
More on this expensive toy here, including several more videos.
Tuesday, Sep 8th 2015 (12:00am)
Wind turbines kill birds. Dams kill endangered species. Burning coal and oil kills everything. Nuclear is a disaster waiting to happen. Just how do we get our electrical energy? Water pipes may be the answer.
Monday, Jul 6th 2015 (1:53am)
Imagine, if you will, one of those little drone helicopters with all the rotors that're so popular with the teens these days. Now make it bigger, big enough to sit a couple of people in - it's the Volocopter.
What's the most useful button on your remote control?
Nothing! Player's off!
King Kong (2005)
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