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A nifty noisemaker for electronic musicians, the softPop’s analog brain makes a virtually endless variety of sounds. Its semi-modular design means you can modify sounds not only with its sliders, but via a patch bay. It can also process external sounds through its filters.
Dani Clode’s concept for a motorized prosthetic thumb that’s controlled via pressure sensors on the user’s feet. Like the MetaLimbs, Dani hopes that we will one day consider advanced prosthetics for able-bodied people in the same way we treat eyeglasses and jewelry.
The Czur ET16 overhead scanner uses a 16MP Sony image sensor to scan one page per 1.5s. It has the usual scanner features such as OCR for extracting text, and can correct distortions from curved pages. The downside? Users say its manual and software could use some work.
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.