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MyTask Swiss Army Knife Style iPhone Case

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The MyTask iPhone case(on kickstarter) has been designed and created in a prototype form by Addison Shelton, "a iPhone case with built-in scissors, mirror, USB or bike tools that can adapt to your lifestyle!"
"items you need everyday at the office or on-the-go.
Snagged nail, just use the nail file
Never have to ask for a pen again
Transfer photos onto your included memory card
Tame unwieldy eyebrows with the compact mirror and tweezers
Pop open that beer bottle with the bottle opener
Light up that beautiful face while using facetime with the LED
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Imogen Heap's musical gloves

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"Aa video interview with Imogen Heap describing her homemade electronic interface gloves that control her music interface software by the movement and positions of her hands"  Heap’s Kickstarter campaign aims to raise £200,000 to develop and produce a limited production run of Mi.Mu gloves.
"What this glove enables me to do is access mappings inside my computer so that I don’t have to go to a keyboard or a fader or a button," she says.
For example, instead of using a finger to push a fader on a mixing desk, Heap can raise her arm to achieve the same affect. By raising her hand, she can move through a scale of notes, or through pinching together her thumb, middle and forefinger and rotating it, she can apply filters to the sound.
Each gesture-control glove contains a wifi-enabled x-IMU board developed by x-IO Technologies containing an accelerometer, a magnetometer and a gyroscope.
These work together with a series of motion sensors incorporated into the fingers of each glove that track the degree of bend and the spread of the fingers. The gloves can also understand postures such as an open palm, a finger-point or a closed fist."
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Morella

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Morella is a cupholder for your umbrella. Good idea? It is $16 pledge on their Kickstarter campaign.
"Attaches to any umbrella and keeps drinks upright; leaving you a free hand to use iPhones, check Pebble notifications or anything else."
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White Elephant, A Life-Size Origami Elephant Folded From a Single Giant Piece of Paper

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Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. The elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland. Mabona financed the project through a successful $26,000 Indiegogo campaign, where he raised over $26,000 from 631 funders. More images jump more.
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Mayhem, Mom and Daughter Make Dresses From Paper

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Mayhem blog, one mother has a budding fashion designer on her hands, using various forms of paper scissors, assorted scraps, bandages. Angie, the mom, writes, "The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split, but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe. That’s one of the best things about this project, I see her learning new skills every single day." Jump more see more images.
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2 Men Are Living in This Spinning House for 10 Days

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Two men are spending 10 days living in a home with a difference: it’s a 25-foot wooden wheel. It is an art installation and performance piece by Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder. The two collaborate in a medium that they call "performance architecture."
"This new work, In Orbit, continues in this vein with the wheel-shaped house. All its furniture and accommodations are fixed along its circumference. To bring the users the things they require during the day, they must walk in tandem to rotate the giant wheel. The artists will live in the structure 24/7 from February 28 through March 9, 2014. From that date until April 5, 2014, the end of the exhibition, the structure will remain on view in the exhibition space as an installation"
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Stuff Being Thrown At My Head

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Photography series "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head." by Latvian photographer Kaija Straumanis. In each image, Straumanis is in the process of being hit in the face by some object, whether it is a dodgeball, a book, or even a jack-o'-lantern. More images after more.
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URB-E Folding Electric Bike

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The URB-E has been specifically designed to be able to quickly fold and unfold, a top speed of 15mph, a 20 mile range on a single charge, and can fold small enough to fit next to you on a train or bus. The URB-E project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
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Will It Beard

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'Will It Beard' by Photographer Stacy Thiot. More images after more.
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The Mini Museum

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The Mini Museum is a Kickstarter project by Hanz Fex, a desktop museum with a fossil of a palm tree from Antarctica, wrap from a mummy, coal from the Titanic, dinosaur bones, and even a piece of the Apollo 11 command module. Working with specialists recommended by museum curators, research scientists and university historians, he has now amassed some 33 special objects that he’s broken down into tiny fragments and inserted into translucent resin case he calls the Mini Museum. a small block of 11 artifacts for $99, medium block of 22 for $179, and large block of 33 for $239.
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Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard

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The Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard is a keyboard deigned to Photoshop. It comes with 319 keys (299 preset command keys and 20 customize keys) with 372 functions, filters, tools and menus over hundreds of combinations between keys such CONTROL- COMMAND - SHIFT - ALT and every single letter and number key. They called it : shortcuts.
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Walking Men

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Walking Men 99, a site-specific public art installation that joins together 99 iconic pedestrian traffic lights from cities around the world, wrapped around the construction site of the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel on 99 Church street in New York City nearly four years. The photographic collage stretched along the 500 feet of plywood walls that form a three-street-facade on Church Street, Park Place, and Barclay Street. Created by photographer Maya Barkai.
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Sea Orbiter

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This is the SeaOrbiter, a 200-foot tall floating platform for aquatic exploration, and construction on it is due to begin this spring. A project by French architect Jacques Rougerie. The boat is meant to accommodate a team of 18-22 researchers, who will be able to spend 24 hours a day underwater. Cool!
"Slightly over half of the structure will be submerged, and as you can see the core of the design is a sort of eight-story building housing a variety of labs and living quarters for the crew. The underside of the structure houses dive pits, special pressurized living quarters and “underwater garages.” Human divers living at atmospheric pressure can get down to 50 meters below the surface, while “saturation divers” living in the pressureized chambers can get down to 100 meters; beyond that, the SeaOrbiter will deploy exploration vehicles that can travel down to 1,000 meters, and will also deploy a bad-ass diving drone that can descend to 6,000 meters.
Rougerie was able to secure some 70% of the €35 million required for construction, then turned to a Kickstarter-lookalike crowdfunding site called KissKissBankBank for the remaining 30%. The target was finally reached just last week, and construction is scheduled to begin shortly
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Air Hockey Robot Project (a 3D printer hack)

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A surprisingly skilled air hockey robot! Check out the video!
"This robot moves in 2 directions, can predict the movements of the puck and also decide to block, shoot or a do a combination of both.
Surprisingly, most of the ‘robotics’ parts are 3D printer left overs, which includes: NEMA17 stepper motors, an Arduino Mega, a RAMPS board, motor drivers, belts, bearings and rods. The bracketry, puck and paddle are all 3D printed. The air hockey table itself was built from scratch using off-the-shelf wood. Two standard 90mm PC fans are all that are responsible for creating the air pressure used to lift the puck. A PS3 camera monitors the action and is literally this robot’s eye in the sky."
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Sculptures made from plastic dolls

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Freya Jobbins uses plastic doll parts and toys to "create remarkable humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts."
"Inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo and his fruit and vegetable paintings; and other artist's work such as Penny Byrne's ceramic creations, Ron Muek's giant people, Gunther Von Hagen's plastinated corpses, and of course the Toy Story Trilogy, their influences are very obvious in her assemblages."
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