For decades, artists had to rely on clunky old lightboxes if they wanted to trace a subject. We recently discovered modern lightboxes, which are thin and portable. They use bright white LED illumination and USB power. There’s a good variety of styles and sizes over on Amazon.
Awesome Tech - Page 10 Of 269 On The Awesomer
The Blipblox offers the aesthetic charm of circuit bent toys, but is actually a fully functional synthesizer for making unique sounds. Its big knobs and levers are kid-friendly, but it’s got pro features like MIDI control and an audio output. Drops Summer 2018 for $159.
Sync your hat to your Bluetooth device and listen to your tunes while keeping your head warm. Accompanying the built-in speakers is a mic so you can take calls. Then, use your smart device with the included touchscreen-friendly gloves. Save 54% in The Awesomer Shop.
Justin Fincher’s Skyline is an Android app inspired by the Pixel 2’s live wallpaper. Enter the name of a place or a set of coordinates and it will generate a wallpaper using the location’s terrain. The wallpaper moves slightly when you swipe on the screen or rotate your phone.
iZotope’s compact cylinder is perfect for solo musicians, providing a complete recording studio in a portable package. It’s got a studio quality microphone, two XLR/TS inputs, built-in effects, and can mix and position up to 8 tracks with its iOS app. More here and here.
Photo buffs, charge your phone in style with the Power Lens Qi Charging Pad. Place your phone on the lens-shaped charger and juice up. The pad notifies you when your Qi-compatible phone is charging with a shutter click sound. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
A truly exquisite over-the-ear headphone featuring luxurious materials like Italian Saffiano leather and a durable forged aluminum headband. Specialized piston diaphragm drivers provide a clean and spacious sound like being in the studio with the recording artist.
The Slow Mo Guys turn their attention to the various ways in which television display screens trick our eyes into thinking we’re seeing motion, when in fact they’re either painting images line-by-line, or rapidly flickering between still images. They also fake us out with color.
Telegraphs were once the fastest way to send messages over a distance. While they’re long since obsolete, DIYprojects decided to build a modern take on the paper strip telegraph, using an Arduino Mini, a motor, wood, and a pen to write down text messages. Build guide here.
The Vestaboard is a smaller version of the split-flap displays often used in airports and other transport terminals. It measures 37″x 21″ and displays up to 161 characters at once. Use its app to push messages, quotes, tweets, Google calendar entries and more.
Keyboard specialist Matias makes wireless aluminum keyboards in Apple colors: silver, gray, gold and rose gold. The Bluetooth keyboard can connect to up to four devices at once, including mobile devices. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to a year per charge.
(PG-13: Language) exurb1a performs a grand thought experiment in order to argue that said situation should remain theoretical. He considers the ethical, medical, technological, social and existential consequences if we were able to create digital copies of ourselves.
Part of how CGI has gotten so much better in recent years is the development of systems for specific types of physical realism. Here Soeren Pirk demonstrates an amazing system designed for simulating the motion of tree branches, and the way wood burns when set on fire.