The Fowndry’s officially licensed Star Wars lamp is based on the design of the classic articulating Anglepoise lamp. Its head is designed to look like a TIE Fighter and plugs in via USB. Sadly, it doesn’t make the TIE Fighter’s intimidating noise.
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The guys from electronics site Adafruit Industries show off a fun project you can make for yourself – a trampoline with a cool LED light ring. The lights aren’t just colorful, they can be triggered based on when you jump up and down. Full build guide and parts list here.
The Surface Hub 2 was designed to help teams collaborate and communicate. It’s a PC with a 4K 50.5″ touchscreen display that can be used in landscape or portrait. Up to four Hub 2s can be connected to each other, and multiple Windows users can log in to access their files.
Artist, designer, and musician Tim Alex Jacobs or Mixtela shows off one of the coolest business cards ever. His custom-designed card has a built in printed circuit board and metallic keys that serve as a tiny stylophone-style MIDI controller when plugged into a USB port.
The FLEXiT Solar has a built-in solar panel so that you can charge it during the day and get up to 70h of runtime. It also has a microUSB charging port. Like other FLEXiT lights, you can bend, fold and wrap its silicone body. It also has a hook and a non-slip base with magnets.
Inspired by Japanese lunchboxes, theses stackable storage boxes are perfect for bringing order to the chaos of chargers, cables, watch straps, earbuds, and other everyday items. They’re especially designed for Apple products, but work with other small accessories.
Kids and kids at heart can build their very own programmable robots with this fun kit. It comes with 978 pieces, which can create a self-balancing mech, an plane, or a dinosaur, each with moving parts, and the ability to control it using an Android or iOS device.
Become an expert in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this extensive series of online courses in the world’s most popular photo editing, layout, and digital drawing tools. In all, there’s nearly $1200 worth of lessons here, so it’s quite a bargain.
Klein Tools’ 56029 Clamping Worklight is a versatile lighting solution. You can use it as a normal flashlight, but when you need both your hands you can set it on the ground or use its built-in clamp. Its head pivots 90º and rotates 360º. It’s also dust- and water-resistant.
Securmate is an entrance sensor that connects to your phone and home automation devices via Wi-Fi. It supports IFTTT, so you can make your lights, security cameras and other smart devices activate when your door or window is opened. It can also send alerts to your phone.
What was once one of the most costly arcade machines will soon be small enough and cheap enough to have on your desktop. The 6.4″ tall console has a 3.5″ LCD screen, HDMI output, arcade style joystick and buttons, and 40 classic games. Japan/ Int’l. versions are in the works.
IK Multimedia proves you don’t have to be big or expensive to create fat analog sounds. Their portable synth costs less than $200, and features a pure-analog audio path with 2 VCOs, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA, MIDI, and a 27-note multitouch keyboard.
Garmin’s inReach Mini fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 4.23oz. You can send preset messages on the device itself, or type longer messages using your phone and send them from anywhere in the world. It also provides GPS navigation and has an SOS feature.
LEGO builder Daniele Benedettelli created a working miniature car assembly line. It can pick and place the requested body colors, then snaps the car together. The tiny factory was designed as a test bench for Eclipse Papyrus, a language for automation and industrial processes.
Google’s AI is getting really, really real. Check out this clip from Google I/O ’18 where CEO Sundar Pichai shows off Google Assistant’s future Duplex capability – which can actually call and make an appointment on your behalf, complete with human conversational skills.
Ramp up your WordPress skills with this bundle of online training in The Awesomer Shop. The series of courses for designers and marketers get you up and running with the basics of web development, setting up and customizing a WordPress site, and even writing good content.