Smart Inversion flying inflatable shape by Festo

"SmartInversion is a helium-filled flying object that moves through the air by turning inside-out. This constant, rhythmically pulsating movement is known as inversion and gives the flight model its name. With the intelligent combination of extreme lightweight construction, electric drive units and control and regulation technology, inversion kinematics can be indefinitely maintained to produce motion... Continue Reading →

Turntable Rider

http://youtu.be/x8Rf2vZqiSg?hd=1 The Turntable Rider converts a bicycle into a musical instrument using various embedded sensors. The bike wheels become jog wheels. The brakes become sound pads. Technical details hard to come by, but it looks like a gyroscopic sensor also works as a fader. Sponsored by Japanese bike sharing company COGOO. More info: https://cogoo.jp/turntablerider Making... Continue Reading →

Transparent Wood Table by Nendo

Cast clear acrylic in a form taken from a heavy-grain wood plank, repeated, then assembled to produce a table top of so-called "transparent wood." As Nendo tells it: "We reproduced the butt ends faithfully and beveled the edges like floorboards, and matched the grains ends and dimensions of the wood used for the table legs... Continue Reading →

Be Your Own Souvenir

This past January, the hilariously titled BlablabLAB enlisted three Kinects and a RepRap machine to snap passersby and render them into personalized tchotchkes, in a project called Be Your Own Souvenir. Subjects stood atop a small platform, mimicking the human statues on La Rambla, as the Kinects captured their likeness in full 360-degree glory. The... Continue Reading →

Scrollables

Scrollables is a series of multi-scroll devices, an exploration of possible applications for a paper-based tangible interface. As paper as a medium is more and more threatened by the introduction of portable multi-touch screens and e-readers, the project aims at bringing back the tactile relationship with this material as a way to interact with the... Continue Reading →

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