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Track Fingers with the Wii Remote

Track Fingers with the Wii Remote

Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX. ...
Cocktail Robot Mixes the Perfect Drink

Cocktail Robot Mixes the Perfect Drink

The ‘Drink Making Unit’ is for the geek who loves to create their own custom mixes.  We’ve seen some impressive robot bar tenders before, but now you can have a desktop version.  This one was created by Evil Mad Scientists Lenore and...
Voltaic Solar Battery Charger Backpack

Voltaic Solar Battery Charger Backpack

If you're on the go or have a kid who is, look at the Voltaic solar battery charger backpack. The solar panels on the Voltaic solar battery charger backpack connect to a battery to charge your iPod, cell phone or laptop. The Voltaic solar battery...
The Human Powered Party Bike

The Human Powered Party Bike

Take your average run of the mill bike, cut, weld, add foam, wire and throw in some LEDs to create your own personal party bike. This "soul bike" as the creator calls it can be pedal or battery powered and is a blast at events, parties, and...
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Twirling LED Sculpture of Doom!

Twirling LED Sculpture of Doom!

“The Particle” is a kinetic sculpture that experiments with color, sound and movement. A sensor monitoring system analyzes the users movements in the exhibition space. Around the space occupied by the sculpture defines a surround sound system...
Cheap, Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Cheap, Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at ...
Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

This movie demonstrates an implementation of wireless energy transfer, in combination with magnetic levitation. The result is a light bulb(20 Watt) floating in mid-air, while lit. Be sure to checkout the inspiration for this...
Motion Activated Water Cannon

Motion Activated Water Cannon

By combining the technologies of the Arduino and a simple motion sensor, you can create a water cannon which sprays a target when it senses motion. It uses a window washer pump and a servo for aiming. See more details and code. View the Full...
Build a Personal Weather Machine

Build a Personal Weather Machine

Learn how to jet to any climate in the world in an instant, with Brian and Lloyd, hosts of tech makeover show My Home 2.0. To see complete instructions visit:...
Fantastic “Beer Pong” Robot uses Precision Air Pressure

Fantastic “Beer Pong” Robot uses Precision Air Pressure

Students at the University of Illinois have created a precision method of sorting different objects and shooting them across a room (perfect for beer pong).  You’ve probably seen a similar demo in a physics classroom : a  jet of compressed air...
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