CuteCircuit has designed a brand new spectacular Mask for dj Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, aka the Bloody Beetroots.
Respecting the original Mask shape, the new high tech Mask lights up adding more adrenaline to the show and even more strength to the music.
The Mask features the latest advances in wearable technology design; the new skintight and ultrathin Mask’s fabric includes LEDs Eyes able to glow in multiple patterns matching the electro house dance punk dj eclectic performance.
The new Mask was inspired by the need of the Bloody Beetroots to interact with their audience in a more direct way.
The Mask is controlled wirelessly using CuteCircuit’s Q Software.
The Mask features hundreds of LEDs that flash and sparkle following the rhythm of the music in a futuristic live performance that is captivating fans all around the world.
With every tech company from Apple to Google reportedly working on a wearable computer to compete with the Pebble and the Sony smart watch, smart watches are definitely a hot topic on the gadget frontier. We can now add Microsoft to the list as the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent from Microsoft that sounds a lot like a wearable computer.
To be clear, this Microsoft invention isn’t your average smart watch with different time-telling faces. In fact, the application makes no mention of the device’s ability to tell time at all. The technology, as outlined in its application, is all about making data transferring – from using a credit card, logging into your account, to accessing a building or car – as secure and difficult to hack as possible.
What Microsoft described in its paperwork is an “electrical device” that you can wear on your body (like on your wrist). Alternatively, it can be part of the surface of a mobile device, a wallet, or even jewelery. It then uses the wearer’s body part, like your arm or finger, as a “transmission channel” to transfer data through direct physical contact with another device like a computer, smartphone, or even a game console and controller. The idea is that your body part acts as a conduit for the data to travel through, rather than beaming the information wirelessly, which makes it prone to hacking.
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important applications in the security, textile and sensing industries. The Polymer Opal films change to green and blue when stretched, and to red when compressed.
The consequences of high blood pressure are one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Despite this, according to the World Health Organization WHO, fewer than one in two of those affected measures their blood pressure regularly. The main reason for this is that regular measurements are costly. An innovative wrist sensor should now change that.
MintyBoost Kit – v3.0 – Make your own iPod/iPhone/GPS/etc… battery-pack and recharger!
This project includes all the electronic parts necessary to build your own MintyBoost: a small & simple (but very powerful) USB charger for your iPod (or other mp3 player), camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge. If you have a Nintendo DS/GBA or a PSP you can buy charger cables from us, too. (read more)
Onion Pi Pack w/Small Antenna – Make a Raspberry Pi Tor Proxy. Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. Using this pack of parts and a free weekend you can build a project that uses a Raspberry Pi, a USB WiFi adapter and Ethernet cable to create a small, low-power and portable privacy Pi.
After it’s built, using it is easy-as-pie. First, plug the Ethernet cable into any Internet provider in your home, work, hotel or conference/event. Next, power up the Pi with the micro USB cable to your laptop or to the wall adapter. The Pi will boot up and create a new secure wireless access point called Onion Pi. Connecting to that access point will automatically route any web browsing from your computer through the anonymizing Tor network.
You are the world’s greatest video game maker, but suddenly you find yourself stuck with millions of cartridges of a game nobody wants. What do you do?
You load the cartridges into trucks and bury them in the New Mexico desert.
Atari did just that almost 30 years ago, or so the story goes. The truth lies beneath packed dirt and poured concrete in a sleeping landfill by the railroad tracks behind a McDonald’s here, where this city of about 32,000, home to an Air Force base and the state’s Museum of Space History, dumped its garbage many years ago.
A spray-painted sign, bright orange against a white background, warns visitors: “Keep Out.”
The place may be the final resting place for the video game E.T., recalled by some as one of the worst video games ever made.
These are just 2 of our distributors in the Asia region, make sure to visit the Adafruit distributor page to view all! We will be spotlighting Adafruit resellers from around the world on a regular basis!
We recently updated our distributor, reseller and hackerspace pricing! Now, 1 quantity has UP TO a 30% discount off many items, this is allows you to get a great discount by just ordering 1 of something. Great for folks who just want to try 1 item of each of something out in their store, etc. As always, once you order 50+ or more of something the discount goes UP TO 40% off many items as well. Note! *Not ALL items have reseller pricing, reseller pricing is for items we can discount for our resellers. We are adding more all the time! Remember, the minimum order is $250 per order, not including shipping.
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Road? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!
1943 – Bus Helicopters Proposed
On June 14, 1943 Greyhound Bus first proposed launching helicopter buses for commercial use in an application filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). Designers Raymond Loewy and Igor Sikorsky created the concept design for a 14 seat craft. Though scale models of the buses and terminals were built, no actual helicopter bus was ever built. The proposed venture was publicized in the New York Times on September 9, 1945, but because seemed impossible to make profitable, the airbus helicopter project was eventually abandoned. A publicity article by Sikorsky campaigning for the use of helicopters can be found in this article in the Atlantic. (more…)
Architecture, like electronics, is dominated by metal. Steel (and concrete) have been the defacto way to make tall buildings stand up since the skyscraper came around some one hundred years ago. But now Scandinavian firm C. F. Møller is proposing the first timber-frame skyscraper in the world, to be built in Stockholm, Sweden. via dezeen.
According to the project architect Ola Jonsson,
“The main reason it hasn’t been done before is that concrete and steel have a big part of the market,” C. F. Møller architect Ola Jonsson told Dezeen. “But now the building industry has started taking responsibity for the environment.”
He continued: “Construction accounts for around 30-40 percent of CO2 produced in the world globally and if you look at the CO2 released in the production of wood it is a lot better than steel or concrete.”
Artist Darren Pearson, aka Dariustwin, takes LED lights, and remembering their location in space paints drawings in long-exposure photographs. The sometimes beautiful, often whimisical photos are shown above and below. And the making of the art (which is invisible to the eye) is pictured in the video below. via designboom.