Naran’s MicroBot Sense is a tiny Bluetooth device that provides information through an app about a wealth of inputs, from movement and vibration to temperature and light. It supports Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT and Webhooks.
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A brief look at the latest in CGI tech, which allows an actor to take on a synthetic role in real-time, capturing every nuance of the performer’s movements and projecting them onto a virtual avatar. Demo by Unreal Engine, 3Lateral, Cubic Motion, Tencent, and Vicon.
Adafruit shows us how to make an electronic and portable dice roller. It uses a small motor to spin a small platform, which in turn rolls the dice. As others have pointed out, it would be better if you make the platform uneven to shake the dice even more. Full guide here.
Massdrop teamed up with Hasbro to create a unique keyboard inspired by the letter tiles from Scrabble. The colors are spot on, and each letter has its corresponding point value. Features excellent Cherry MX Brown switches, and comes with a few alternative keycaps.
The EvoWheel is a quick and relatively affordable way to add electric pedal assistance to almost any bicycle. You can swap it in just like a normal wheel, and is compatible with both rim and disc brakes. It lets you go up to 20mph and can last up to 54mi per charge.
Signal is a multiplatform and open source text and voice chat app that focuses on privacy and is completely free to use. It uses end-to-end encryption to ensure your messages and calls can’t be deciphered en route. It’s available for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows and MacOS.
Gospace is a portable storage and streaming device that lets you wirelessly back up your files from your computer or mobile device to an SD card. Up to 8 devices can connect to Gospace at once. It’s also a power bank with USB-A, USB-C, and Qi wireless charging.
8Bitdo’s new wireless adapter lets you use Bluetooth controllers on consoles or computers with a USB port. Use a PS4 controller on a Nintendo Switch, use Joy-Cons on your laptop or Raspberry Pi and more. Of course, it works with 8Bitdo’s Bluetooth controllers as well.
Galaga is one of our favorite ’80s arcade games. We still load it up on our MAME cabinet and play it. Now, it turns out our high score is threatened by artificial intelligence. Watch as LearnFun and PlayFun’s AI figures out the game’s tactics, and becomes an expert player.
Cancel out distracting background sounds with these Paww WaveSound 3 noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones. A built-in microphone lets you make or receive calls, and they’re easily foldable for storage. Save 46% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.
This convenient window mount plugs into your car’s power port and automatically charges your Qi-compatible phone whenever you set it in the holder. Features a rotating, adjustable grip, and a 180-degree telescoping arm so you can fine-tune your phone’s position.