Every parent knows it. A roaming baby is just like a little tornado, leaving everything in the house strewn about. Unless closely monitored (and shouldn’t they always be?), they just love to regurgitate on the floor, put soil from potted plants all around the place, and make a mess out of everything they touch. But […]
By Miss Cellania Contributing Writer, [GAS] Over a year ago, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories posted instructions for making a BristleBot, a cute little robot made from a toothbrush, a battery, and a vibrating motor from a pager. I thought it was a great idea, easy to make, worth posting at other sites. The real fun […]
We’re usually not in the “cute business” here at [GAS], but since this is cool and funny in so many ways, we just had to post it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
What you see above is a 103-inch Panasonic plasma display transformed into a multi-touch air hockey table, thanks to Uicentric’s U-Touch overlay technology. The table was featured a few weeks ago at ISE 2009 in Amsterdam
SimerLab Physicist Janick Simeray built this cool levitation device, which uses a sophisticated electromagnetic system to make objects float in mid-air. Well actually, the objects themselves don’t really float; it’s the platform they’re sitting on that does. Still impressive nonetheless. [Via TechEblog]
In the following video, MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] In the late 80s, Sony marketed a series of small-scale electronics intended for kids under the name “My First Sony.” They were plastic, bright colors, and with big buttons. I had a “My First Sony” walkman. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s still in my parents’ attic […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’re any kind of geek and you’re in my age bracket (18-25), you probably got excited when you read the title of this article. The Oregon Trail is an iconic game for many young geeks because it was available in schools (something about being educational), fun to play, and a bit […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The pen may be mightier than the sword, but a ray gun totally beats them both. Luckily, now when you need to write and fight at the same time (what if you’re balancing your checkbook and an alien pops up from behind your couch?), Acme Writing Tools has you […]
By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Ponginator is a robot, and as far as robots go, this one is fairly simple. It plays music, says a few words cribbed from audio files, and shoots ping-pong balls from pressurized air guns. We’ve been doing a series on crazy inventors with crazy inventions. Vernon Graner and the […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] As promised when we pointed out the romantic properties of flash drives, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for or from the geeky guy or gal. If you think that flowers and candy are too boring for your significant other, maybe you’ll find something here to inspire […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] ‘Tis the season for romantic gifts, and having been on the receiving end of plenty of flowers and candy in my life, I have to say that I prefer something a little more practical. Still, it is nice to have a bit of a romantic theme, so here’s one […]