Alternative Limbs Project

alternative limbs - thealternativelimbprojectif 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.

Posted: May 21st, 2013
at 6:08pm by John


Categories: Artistic,Cool,Design,DIY,Hacked,Mad Science,Mods,Technology

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Skinny Coke Machine


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.

Posted: May 14th, 2013
at 6:54pm by John


Categories: Cool,Design

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TinyMatrix Pendants


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!
[Via Hackaday]
TinyMatrix

Posted: October 12th, 2012
at 6:35pm by John

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Categories: Artistic,Computers,Cool,Fun,Technology

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Camera + Facebook = Facedeals. No, this won’t cause a panic…

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…

Posted: August 13th, 2012
at 7:30pm by John

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Categories: Amusing,Computers,Cool,Dumb,Historic,Mad Science,To be used for Evil

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Instagram Socialmatic Camera

 

A pretty cool looking concept camera (sadly, not real) that brings the Instagram look and feel into the real world. Sounds like a pretty spiffy camera if they could pull it off. 16GB storage, optical zoom, Wifi and bluetooth. Even sports a four ink printer that prints your modded filtered masterpiece onto Instagram branded paper. Something along the lins of Zink I suspect.I hope that this gets made, kind of doubt it but I do expect to see some iPhone cases that look like this any day now.

Instagram Socialmatic Camera | Highsnobiety.com.

Posted: May 8th, 2012
at 6:55pm by John

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Bonzart Ampel Digital TLR Camera From Japan

Bonzart Ampel

This looks like an amazing little toy camera that hardly deserves the title of ‘toy’. There won’t be a hipster photog worth their Holga that won’t be beating back their fellows with up-cycled seat belt camera straps when this gem hits the market. This 5 mega pixel twin lend digital camera boasts a 2 inch LCD screen in a waist level viewfinder, multiple artistic shooting modes (B&W, sepia,vivid, high contrast…), a real ’tilt-shift’ lens in addition to a regular lens so you can make things look tiny, magnet rings for adding other lenses or physical filters, and runs on AA batteries! All this and more for around $180 USD (14,700 JPY) Oh, it will also take videos.

USB beans and yet another ‘toy’ camera

Bonz.jp (Makers page in Japanese)

Gajetdaisuke (Japanese page but well worth to translate)

Flickr user Jet Daisuke has more photos of the camera!

Posted: April 20th, 2012
at 6:44pm by John

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Categories: Fun,Japan,Photography,Technology

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