Circuit Board Art

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Old circuit boards had a certain beauty to them.  All those delicate lines of silver solder connecting components together.  They had a two part purpose – you could actually repair something if necessary, and they looked pretty cool.  With the ever increasing levels of optimization we get smaller and smaller components and we loose this … Continued

DIY EMP

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Have you ever wanted to make your own Electromagnetic Pulse?  I have, unfortunately the most reliable way to produce an efficient one is via a nuclear explosion.  Or, maybe I just want to see a nuclear explosion for myself.  Either way, you can create your own EMP generator by following the above video.  Be sure … Continued

JPEG -> Animated GIF

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Using the magic of technology, the folks over at Plotagraph Pro has come up with a way to turn basic flat JPEG images into animated GIFs.  Sort of like a cinemagraph, instead of needing to take a video though, or use layers in Photoshop, the software will use algorithms to animate the existing data in … Continued

1,000 Core Chip

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Researchers at UC Davis have teamed up with IBM to create a single microchip with 1,000 cores on it.  To put that into perspective, most modern computers have anywhere from 2 to 8 cores.  Chips in servers have up to a dozen cores each.  Each core is dedicated to single processes, but with 1,000 you … Continued

This wont run Crysis

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Unfortunately, this LEGO Ideas project doesn’t look like it’ll gather enough votes to become a reality.  It’s just too geeky I think.  300 pieces seems like quite alot for the simplicity of the design, although, I guess most of those pieces are the small 1×1 circles and connector pieces for the Technic beams.  That being … Continued

Self Powered Camera

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Last year researchers at Columbia came up with a camera that was self-powered.  Using the energy from light itself the camera’s sensor, they not only record an image, but power the camera completely.  They say this was achieved with regular off the shelf items, and I pretty much believe that.  But it’s quite a long … Continued

Grand Central in 360°

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I think that 360° video will be the next big thing.  I’ve posted quite a few 360 videos in the last few months.  Well this year might be the time when consumer grade 360° video takes off.  Last month Samsung released the Gear 360 camera in Korea, they’ve been mum about when it will actually be … Continued

Smart Shoes? (Or useless shoes)

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Not exactly smart, they actually make your phone less smart, and less distracting.  How we evolved to need a special shoe to take the place of self control I’ll never know.  The idea that In Good Company has come up with is to make a pair of shoes that pair to your smart phone and, through … Continued

Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

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This post may be early, but if you had the Barisieur Coffee Alarm clock, at least you would be refreshed and relaxed while you’re reading it.  Unfortunately, this Kickstarter is still only about half way to it’s goal, and even then, you’d have to wait until 2017 before you could take delivery of it.  Regardless, … Continued

DIY Smart Blinds

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Reddit user yavin427 has hooked up an Amazon Echo to his living room blinds so that he can say “Alexa turn off blinds” and they close, or vice versa.  He has a not too detailed, but pretty detailed imgur album you can look through where he shows the process.  I may be a programmer, but … Continued