Chris sez, "Chris Chappell and Easton LaChappelle have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a 3D printed robotics hand. The hand is currently aimed at makers and researchers, but the eventual market will be for prosthetics. Chris and Easton are primarily focused on dropping the cost of the hand, since current research hands or prosthetic hands can cost £50,000+. The cost of the Kickstarter hand fully assembled is £300 with electronics. They also offer a control glove (based on a nintendo power glove) for an extra £200. Easton has also been developing a control method based on EEG measurements. Taking the design a step towards being a practical prosthesis. Easton just won the Da Vinci Award at the San Juan Basin Science Fair for his work." A great Kickstarter: to develop a humanoid robotic hand and arm that is of far lower cost than any other available. 3D Printed Robotic Hand
The antibacterial flat-pack bottles developed by Vapur are created to filter and remove up to 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa and microbial disease from drinking water. Using 'microfilter', the technology cleanses up to 1,000 liters throughout its lifecycle using sureaqua straws. the bottle is convenient to carry with you, making it easy to use almost everywhere.
SpaceX's Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control.
Francis Bitonti Studio Collaborated with New York designer Michael Schmidt and Shapeways to create a 3D-printed dress for burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese. The gown has nearly 3000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 12,000 Swarovski crystals. The floor-length nylon gown was made using selective laser sintering (SLS), where material is built up in layers from plastic powder fused together with a laser. It was unveiled during an event at the Ace Hotel in New York earlier this week.
Mycestro is a 3-D mouse that can track hand motion in 3-D space. It fits on the index finger and controls your computer with hand gestures and mouse functions. The mouse is powered by battery, which can be charged via USB.
Canonical introduces the Ubuntu tablet interface, which will compete with Android, iOS, and Windows with its own take on multitasking and advanced security features. Canonical claims that future versions of Ubuntu will be able to run an Ubuntu app across four different user interfaces (desktop, TV, smartphone and tablet) with no need for special programming for each version. Users can start testing the interface on Feb. 21, when the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published with installation instructions for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, as well as smartphones such as the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. The new Ubuntu tablet OS can be differentiated with partner branding, content, services and apps and has been specifically designed with operator and OEM customisation in mind. Watch the promotional video about the Ubuntu Tablet OS and see it in action. Canonical explains: “Our unique interface design scales from the phone to the tablet, and works equally well on pocketable consumer-oriented tablets from 7″ up, and full-blown media or enterprise tablets with screens from 10″ to 20″ and high definition resolution. And since there are no physical buttons needed beyond the power switch, you have more flexibility for incredible device design with Ubuntu than any other platform today.”
The German developed Lernstift Pen is a "magic" pen which is inserted in learning sophisticated electronics that recognizes all writing movements and detection of an error with a short buzz or vibrate, even as they are made. The integrated electronics detects spelling errors even as they arise and are appropriate feedback. In other words, the learning pen makes writing-learning faster than ever.
This iPhone Case is called the CalypsoKey, which is an iPhone case equipped with a 13.56 MHz RFID antenna and a 125 kHz RFID antenna inside. That means with your iPhone and you can use this case to lock a NFC door. No apps are needed for the NFC tech and the case needs no charging. Watch it in work after more. "Never lose your keys again. Leave them behind and unlock doors just with a tap of a CalypsoKey, hidden in your CalypsoCase. Featuring the missing identification potentials of your iPhone. We are introducing sensational new near field communication (NFC) possibilities for your iPhone with the CalypsoKey.Replace your keys. Open doors. " But If I lost my iPhone?
The annual Valentine's Day is approaching, so it's time to come up with new and interesting ways to express your love. There's a special service offered by Tokyo's FabCafe. During the two-day process, the company will first take a 3D scan of your face using its in-house Breuckmann BodyScan machine, showing whatever expression you choose, and then output that 3D data into a silicon mold that can then be used to create your custom chocolates.
ASUS has unveiled the WL-330NUL pocket route, the world's smallest wireless router, which is powered by a USB port or by plugging directly into a power socket. The device creates a secure hotspot for sharing of a wired or wi-fi connection with multiple devices.
"Audi's automatic parking systems operate by means of either ultrasound or cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. One particularly convenient solution is park assist. When backing into a parking space, it performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel parking and parking perpendicular to the street. The system finds a parking space with ultrasound sensors that scan the roadside in two dimensions while driving at moderate speed. The system notifies the driver via a message in the display once the sensors have found a space which is large enough...."
A hearing aid is usually expensive and delicate, easily ruined by water, dust or sand. Siemens has recently unveiled Aquaris, which is waterproof, dust-proof and shock-resistant, to addresses these issues.
The tank chargers for iPhones are made by singapore-baesd designer PHU. Made from steel and custom parts, the tanks cleverly hide the cords by tucking them away in hinged compartments for organization.
Created by Sam Jang of Cregle, the iPen 2 is a stylus that will let you write or draw on your iMac or iPad. The stylus implements the special ability to perform tasks on laptop and iMac computer screens running iOS as well as iPads using special digital receivers mounted to the corners of the glass displays. It is now available online.