this company will send a satellite into low earth orbit for $8K
I got a few K in the bank… you wanna do something awesome?
no ideas either, but SHIT
you do, of course, also need to provide the satellite
yeah whatever, details
I <3 my Tweeple, I really do. Twitter helps me reach out to the citizens of Awesome Town and let them know what their Mayor is eating for breakfast and how my cats are doing. Little do most people know, Twitter has been around since the dawn of man (and a little into the future as well). Here are some Twitterers throughout history
Siftables are a collection of small, self-contained input / display devices wirelessly link together to form an independent mini-network, or a control system for a PC. The cubes feature OLED screens, a 3-axis accelerometer, Bluetooth, flash memory, and a haptic actuation driver, and feature additional ports for attaching other devices.
Early Siftables Interaction Demos from Jeevan Kalanithi on Vimeo.
There are more videos here. Visit their site here.
Here’s a TED talk about Siftables:
The guy in the back seat is looking at MayorAwesome.com on his mobile phone. About 20 seconds before I took this picture he hung out the window to tell me. So I snapped a picture and posted this while driving. Then I promptly missed my exit. Don’t tell my mother I was blogging and driving.
I <3 technology.
Here’s my ride. If you see me, honk and wave… And stop cutting me off.
Boing Boing Gadgeteer John Brownlee asked his reader to submit pictures of their duded up laptops. I sent a pic of my little MSI Wind in and he posted it. Weee! Some of the other laptops are pretty cool too. But, objectively speaking, mine’s the awesomest.
Now here’s a toy worth goofing around with. Although crazy expensive, it might be worth it, if only to have something to annoy my cats with. From BoingBoing Gadgets:
Topobo is a construction kit with “kinetic memory”, which mostly means that you teach the little motors in its joints how to move by physically twisting and shaping them with your hands. Some parts will respond directly to your ministrations, while others are slaved to “queen” parts and mimic her movements.
[via BoingBoing Gadgets]
From Bot Junkie comes a (long) series of videos of a REAL man. If the zombie apocolaypse happens (oh, and it will happen), I’m going to this guy’s house. He’s basicly building a giant hexapod robot that he can drive around in. Here’s a picture of his plans:
Check out his website. I havent’ gotten through all of the videos, but in order to build his robot, he first has to build a workshop. So he starts there. Did I mention that’s he’s completely off the grid? Yeah. Dude is making this robot from scratch, with very little resources.
Here are some pretty nifty long exposure photographs. Recently on a rock climbing trip to Joshua Tree some buddies and me took some of our own long exposure photographs, just goofin’ around really. Here’s two:
Pictures were taken by my buddy Val.
SCREW OZZY! THIS GUY IS THE NEW PRINCE OF DARKNESS! AARhrrhaHAHGA!111ONE!!
There’s more too. One of them looks fake. He uses a remote control from his TV to open an BMW. But some of the others look legit. Good to know if I ever get locked out of your my car.
Here’s something I’ve experienced first hand and it was a head-scratcher to be sure. I was video taping a concert with my camera (Canon HG20) and after a while, it would freak out. It would complain of a buffer overflow. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? I asked myself. I was trying to trouble shoot it while loosing some really nice footage of a live concert. I downgraded the data rate on my camera for a while and broke out my phone in the mean time to try to figure out what was going on. I found this guy’s blog who had a similar problem. Basically, the noise from the concert was causing the hard drive to vibrate. The fellow on that blog theorized the drop sensor was kicking in, and causing the hard drive to park itself, and video to go into a buffer. It happened so much the buffer would fill up and the camera would have to stop recording. I tried turning off the drop sensor (in addition to lowering the data rate). It might have helped the situation a little bit, but it still happened. I think the only solution to recording a concert or loud event like that with a hard drive camera is to get some foam padding around the camera and cover everything up except the lens and get an external mic for the sound.
To demonstrate this theory, check out this video: