Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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MechBass Robotic Bass Guitar

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Introducing MechBass, a robot that plays bass guitar, from the engineering genius of James McVay. While attending Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, James had spent 4 years developing his robot. Many of the components had gone through 3, or more, iterations.
“Everything I designed in Solidworks, and lasercut/3D printed and assembled my self.”
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Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody)

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Jedi and Sith battling it out while playing cellos. What else could you ask for, lighting from the finger tips, choking people across the room, Vader on an accordion and… a wookie on a cello?
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WTF is SOPA

Monday, December 19th, 2011

aka The American Government trying to ruin the internet.
So we really don’t like to get into politics, however sometimes people need to be made aware of things that can not only affect them, their family or their neighbours, but the entire world.
Please take 20 mins of your life and watch this, get informed so you can help make the world a better place.
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iPad Projection Controller

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Using a projector and an iPad, the user controls a horde of colorful balls as it’s projected onto a building. It’s a neat experiment controlled by an app on the device and makes one wonder why this technology isn’t more prominent in gaming.
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Mario Platforming on an 8×8 Matrix

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Here’s proof that entertainment can be made from scratch. Using an 8×8 LED matrix, two buttons for input, and a little music, Mario-like platforming becomes playable. Maybe it’s not as simple as connecting those things but it still looks like a fun project!
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AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

I’m not a robot, I’m a unicorn.
So it turns out that when you let two Cleverbots talk to each other they get confused if they are a Robot or a Unicorn. Now if they could live on lollipop lane, I would be even more concerned.
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Osaka Station City Fountain Monument

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Only in Japan, found at the South gate entrance to Osaka Station this fountain shows the local time, temperature, musical notes, sea life, flowers and other various items. How come all the cool stuff can only be found in Japan?
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Melvin The Magical Mixed Media Machine

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Have you heard of a Rube Goldberg machine? You may not have heard of it, but I’m sure you’ve seen one. The band ‘OK Go’ used one in their music video entitled “This Too Shall Pass”. So now we have another cool one called Melvin, and it’s purpose is to promote its own identity.
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New from Google it’s G-Male

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

New from those fine folks at Mountain View, California it’s G-Male. He’s a great listener, it’ll be all daisy’s and rainbows. Just keep telling him more, he’s a “really great listener”.
*Insert scary music here.*
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Slimtime (Animation)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Slimtime is a showrt animated film directed by Bertrand Avril, Pierre Chomarat, David Dangin and Thea Matland at Supinfocom Arles in France. This is a Graduation Film and tells the story of a man’s wife who is undergoing slim treatment. While she is away the husband takes a tour of the facility.
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