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Study Ball, the Gadget for Students

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A 20-pound ball attached to a shackle and with Study Time Left (set up to four hours) for you or you kids have to keep studying, wow...what's that and if you need one?
"The Study Ball gadget($115) is a prison-style ball and chain that you can program to keep track of how much time you spend studying. Once you've selected the desired duration, you chain the ball to your ankle and the manacle won't come off until the schedule study time is up.
A red LED indicator displays the "Study Time Left" and keeps you informed as to how much longer you've got to keep studying. The ball and chain are made of highly durable steel and weighs a total of 9.5 kg / 20.95 pounds, which makes it difficult to move while wearing it. "
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Price: $115   |   BUY

ColorWare Amazon Kindle 2

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The Amazon Kindle DX has announced, If you can't wait for it, now ColorWare take your Amazon Kindle 2 to colors for $199, or you can order a pre-colorized Amazon Kindle 2 for $599.
Price: $199   |   BUY

Martin Jetpack

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The Martin Jetpack($100,000) is capable of 30 minutes of flight at 60 mph and you can fly a distance of 8,000 feet.

Price: $100,000   |   BUY

Solar Hat Fan

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The Solar Power Hat Fan($10) is cool, you just simply clamps on to your favorite hat (stiffer-type brims and baseball caps are recommended), then the solar panel get the solar energy to directly power the fan. A good idea!
Price: $10   |   BUY

VholdR ContourHD Helmet

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It is a very impressive HD camera helmet. They claim that it is the world's first HD "wearable camcorder". The VholdR ContourHD helmet($280; 15 May 2009), it was designed with the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, a mount and flat surface mount are included. The camera shoots 720p at 30fps and WVGA (858 x 480) at 60fps and featuring can record to an MicroSD memory card to capture up to 8 hours of HD quality video(support up to a 16GB Memory Card). Other features with dual lasers and a 192กใ rotating lens to ensure you line up the shot(You just urn on the lasers and rotate the front lens until the two laser points are horizontally aligned). You can also check out from here.
- HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps SD (Actual 29.97)
- SD (858 x 480) at 60 fps (Actual 59.960)
- 135-degree wide angle lens
- MicroSD/SDHC up to 16GB (2GB included)
- Internal microphone
- Fits VholdR TRailTM mount system
- Easy EditTM software
- Quick Start guide
Price: $280   |   BUY

Giant Knife

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A $1400 Giant Knife!
Price: $1400   |   BUY

Battery Snaps

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Battery Snap($5) truns a regular volt battery into a single-LED light. You just press the snap onto the top of a 9 volt battery, and use the button up top to turn on the LED light. When the LED light stops working, simply replace the 9 Volt battery. It will come with a 9 volt battery.
Price: $5   |   BUY

Amazing 3D immersion technology

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The Amazing 3D immersion technology by IDEO Labs. The amazing 3D room experience!
"The cave(iCube) is comprised of three white walls and a floor, all about 10กไ x 10กไ in size. Onto each surface is projected a high-resolution, stereoscopic image. A viewer stands in the room wearing polarized 3D glasses - like you might use in a 3D movie - with small markers that stick out a bit from the frames.
The markers are illuminated by IR LED floodlights located on the perimeter of the room, and IR-sensitive cameras use those positions to determine the precise location of each eye within the room. From those positions, stereo images for each projector are calculated and rendered on the fly, and the result is absolutely amazing."

The Chariot returns on video!

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If you remembered the Exmovere's Chariot, a weird Wearable Transportation Device!
Now there is a Chariot's video, you can see the Chariot in action(run in the office) that demonstrates it. It is real, not just a 'stupid' idea! Wow...
Watch the video here!
Note: The Chariot is a self-balancing, hands free concept vehicle which is a wearable, sensor-activated pod designed for use by amputees and others who have difficulty standing.

Truth Wristband Kit

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A wristband Kit can tell you the truth.
"Truth Wristband Kit($45) is a wearable device that dynamically reflects your psycho-emotional response to the world, promoting internal states to be externalized and made into interactive forms of expression. Measuring the galvanic skin response (a marker of emotional arousal commonly used in lie detector tests), this device lights turn from blue to red as the wearer becomes aroused. Ask the wearer an evocative question and reveal his or her inner Truth."
Price: $45   |   BUY

Steam Powered iPod Charger

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Thomas has DIY a steam powered iPod generator, a weird idea.
"Hi, thought you might get a kick out of my latest project. I coupled a Lego Technic Motor to a Jensen #75 steam engine to make a crude generator. From there I built a 5V regulator circuit and soldered in a female USB connection to power any USB device. Since I wanted to use it to charge my iPod, I put in a diode and a .5 amp fuse to provide some circuit protection. Attached are some pictures of it and here are some links to videos of it in action. Unfortunately you can't see the charge light on the ipod, But as you can hear, the iPod really loads the engine. I was somewhat surprise it could hack it. ", Thomas writes.

The Chariot - Wearable Transportation Device

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This week Exmovere Holdings has unveiled a wearable transportation device, called the Chariot. Wow, what it looks like? The robot? The Chariot is a self-balancing, hands free concept vehicle which is a wearable, sensor-activated pod designed for use by amputees and others who have difficulty standing.
Unlike other self-balancing vehicles(segway), the Exmovere Chariot is controlled by subtle movements of the lower torso and hips. Sensors inside the cocoon-like shell of the vehicle predict the intended motion of the wearer. The Chariot requires no manual dexterity, minimal physical effort and allows wearers to closely approach and reach objects. The upright form of the Chariot allows its wearer to make direct eye contact with others. The Chariot is battery powered and can travel up to 12 miles per hour.
Exmovere will also develop a feature of the Chariot that can switch the wearer from upright to seated position. Exmovere seeks to partner with an automotive manufacturer to eventually launch a performance-oriented Chariot.
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BakerTweet is a way for busy bakers to tell the world(send out messages via Twitter) that something hot and fresh has just come out of the oven. All of the baker's followers get a Twitter alert to tell them that it's bun-time. Or bread time. Or whatever. By Poke London. The BakerTweet installed an Arduino board and a Linksys Wi-Fi adapter into a single, bakery-proof box. The dial is used to scroll through a list of baked goods, the button will send out a pre-configured tweet.
"Everyone knows the best time to get your baked goods is when they're fresh out the oven. So we figured that this could be a killer use of Twitter. Letting followers know that fresh goodies are ready right now. But bakeries don't want laptops or phones lying around in the kitchen. Flour, eggs and technology don't mix so well.
So we built BakerTweet.
It's a bespoke piece of hardware (with Arduino-based guts) that allows our friends at Albion across the road to select what's just been baked and ping the relevant Twitter message to local customers. Meaning that you can time your trips to Albion to pick up the freshest freshness. "

Steampunk Mad Scientist Goggles with Five Lens


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These are ultimate goggles in Steampunk / Cyber Goth / Sleepy Hollow / Mad Scientist Gear! The goggles with five lens, crazy! By steampunk22(etsy user) for $160.
"The googles are made from a durable plastic base, hand painted evenly throughout, and have been affixed with a fully adjustable and customized five lens system. The goggles feature a fully adjustable think leather strap with reinforced grommets and real brass bolts for added durability. Several pairts of the goggles include real brass and vintage leather highlights. The adjustable five lens system features a large flip down magnifier over the left eye and a fully opposable arm with two smaller flip down brass lenses on each side of the goggles. Gangsta!
The goggles are a brass/bronze finish with a matte black interior, and they really shine. All metal is polished up, and all glass and lenses are cleaned and polished as well. "
Price: $160   |   BUY

Walking House


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You needn't buy a house, you just have a Walking House. By N55.
"WALKING HOUSE is a modular dwelling system that enables persons to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape or cityscape with minimal impact on the environment. It collects energy from its surroundings using solar cells and small windmills. There is a system for collecting rain water and a system for solar heated hot water. A small greenhouse unit can be added to the basic living module, to provide a substantial part of the food needed by the Inhabitants. A composting toilet system allows sewage produced by the inhabitants to be disposed of. A small wood burning stove could be added to provide CO2 neutral heating. WALKING HOUSE forms various sizes of communities or WALKING VILLAGES when more units are added together. WALKING HOUSE is not dependant on existing infrastructure like roads, but moves on all sorts of terrain."
Technical specifications:
Basic module:
Height: 3.5 meters
Width: 3.5 meters
Length: 3.72 meters
Weight: 1200 kg
Max speed: 60 meters/hour
Component list:
Plating and framework wood and plywood
Legs made of steel and mechanical components
12 linear actuators
solar panels
micro windmills
polycarbonate plates
interior equipment
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