A free application for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift that lets you build 3D models using a newbie-friendly interface made of six basic commands and a drag-and-drop mechanic. You can share your creations as 3D files or as animated gifs.
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A 1967 film from the now defunct Philco-Ford Corporation envisions a distant future in which people live in modular hexagonal homes with computers in every room, flat-screen TVs, and smarthome tech. While some of the predictions were solid, others just seem silly in hindsight.
To show off his trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Piet Rullens Jr. fit a Raspberry Pi 3 and a screen behind a poster inspired by the series’ animated newspaper Daily Prophet, then programmed it so that the video plays when someone approaches the poster.
Using projection mapping and a mix of tracking systems, creative studio THÉORIZ shows off a slick prototype which projects 3D images that dynamically adapt to movements, creating a sort of Holodeck version 1.0. Everything you see was captured live, with no post-production.
If you’ve ever had to deal with a clogged drain or dryer vent, you know it’s tricky to figure out where the problem is. This nifty gadget has a tiny camera and LED lighting on its tip, so you can snake your way up to 10 feet into pipes, conduit, vents, and more to see what’s up.
Console modder MakoMod went all out for his one-off Nintendo Switch. Based on Link’s handy tool in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the console has been decorated with pine wood, brass, automotive and acrylic paint, putty and varnish, and has LED lights on the dock.
There’s an official Nuka-Cola mini fridge, but Etsy store Dragonborn Studios‘ unlicensed versions look so much better. They have weathered metal cases, can hold up to 6 cans, and can be set to warm or cold. Available in Nuka-Cola, Quantum and Vim! colorways.
Bragi’s in-ear headphones are truly wireless, and require no other devices to use, since they have a built-in media player, and biometric sensors to track activities. They’re splashproof and waterproof to 1m, and come with a charging case for juicing up on the go.
The Gaming Box is an external GPU case that’s pre-installed with a mini ITX GTX 1070. It also has HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and 3 USB 3 ports. It will work with computers that have a Thunderbolt 3 port, including the new MacBook Pros and the Intel NUC. Drops soon for $599.
Tom Scott traveled to ThyssenKrupp’s testing facility to check out MULTI, a rope-free elevator that not only can move upwards and downwards, but sideways to change which shaft its riding using rotating tracks and linear motors. It’s kind of like the Wonkavator IRL.