Archiv für August 2012


iSense | Tactile iPad Cover

31. August 2012 - 12:06 Uhr

Another really nice concept for a tactile touchscreen! It was created by Kikki Tham Sterner & Johan Ollas. An iPad cover that let you feel the graphical elements would be just awesome – not only in the braille scenario!

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Lightest Material (v3.0)

30. August 2012 - 18:03 Uhr

After Aerogel, after metal micro-lattice structure (http://blog.designaffairs.com/?p=4091) a new material, created by material scientists from Kiel University and the Hamburg University of Technology, became in July the world’s lightest material on Earth with a density of 0.2mg/cm³, dividing by four times lighter the previous record holder’s density.

Aerographite, its official name, is composed of a mesh of carbon tubes (see pictures below), interwoven at the micro- and nano-scale level.

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Besises this record, it also features electrically conductive, ductile, hydrophoby and like its fat predecessor it can be compressed up to 30 times of its original size without any damage. These caracteristics make it perfect for applications like batteries, wearable computing, filtration…

Hopefully the v4.0 will come soon!

http://cgi.tu-harburg.de/~kvwww/forschung/forschung.php?show=38

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Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste

14. August 2012 - 09:30 Uhr

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli makes „lamps“ in the way of removing fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches and cement fragments.

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He replaces the fragments with sculpted resin embedded with LEDs so the resulting lamps retain the organic nature of their original form yet cast a beautifully subdued light.

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Breece Collection from Marco Stefanelli

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Topographical Light Paintings

14. August 2012 - 09:24 Uhr

Janne Parviainen experiments with a form of photographic light painting that resembles 3D topographical maps.

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With exposure times partially over 30 minutes he slowly moves through the room with a light tracing every object.

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Article on Colossal

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OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

9. August 2012 - 10:17 Uhr

Free Games will developed based on the Android open source on TV.

63,416
Backers
$8,596,475
pledged of $950,000 goal

OUYA

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console

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Cubelets Robots

8. August 2012 - 11:21 Uhr

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Build a simple robot on your own.

These little CUBELETS have different functions to build some simple robots . Some are active others are sensitive and the 3rd ones are quite thoughtful.

http://www.modrobotics.com/

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