Remember when we would play with those little balsa wood planes and try to tweak them for better flights? Well this guy has pretty much taken that to a whole new level. I love the attention to detail like giving the wings more lift by warping them with water and an Ace bandage. The video of his flight makes it well worth the effort.
Flying and Improving Your Guillow’s Sky Streak
Raspberry Pi digital camera
A relativity new item for the users of the Raspberry Pi micro is here. A low priced high quality digital camera module is just the thing to add to any project your working on.
Raspberry Pi Camera Module Now On Sale, $25 To Add An Eye To Pi Hardware Hack Projects
if you have to have an artificial limb due to either trauma or birth defect you might as well have one with some serious style. I’d personally want exposed gears and pistons and some neon backlighting. This is a wonderful project, I can only hope that other artists and creative types step up and try this medium.
[Via Dude Craft]
alternative limbs – thealternativelimbproject.
A clever narrow Coke vending machine. The video has a few shots of it being built. Will these ever show up in general use? No, probably not but they are pretty neat.
Hell in a Very Thin Handbasket: The Diet Coke Slender Vender – Core77.
Super tiny and super cool LED matrix pendants that display simple animations are a sure sign that the future is going to be even more awesome that most people think!
Part of me wants to think that this is just a hoax but no, I think it’s real.
So how this works is that you sign up on Facebook to let Facedeal use your info. Now every time you walk into a store that has a Facedeal camera that can scan your face you get offers and junk sent to your smart phone.
“Facial recognition cameras are installed at local businesses. These cameras recognize your face when you pass by, then check you in at the location. Simultaneously, your smartphone notifies you of a customized deal based on your Like history…The Facedeals app must be authorized via your Facebook account. With your help, the app verifies your most recent photo tags, using those to map the physical appearance of your face. Our custom-developed cameras then simply use this existing data to identify you in the real world. Personalized deals can now be delivered to your smartphone from all participating locations—all you have to do is show your face.”
I can’t help but think that this is going to freak people out or at least prompt folks to wear Nixon masks when they post self pics to Facebook and walk around in public. Another use for the ‘V for Vendetta’ masks? Read more about this ‘wonderful’ new technology at the L.A. Times:
Facedeals checks you in with facial-recognition cameras – latimes.com.
Video from Facedeal…