With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings. Watch the video of BionicOpter robotic dragonfly, awsome!
The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger on kickstarter is the smallest emergency phone charger, and its 220 milliAmp hour battery is designed to give you around 20 - 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours more standby, depending on how you use your cell phone. It's tiny - just 1.3 by 0.9 by half an inch. It's so small that it can sit easily on your keyring.
Salamandra robotica II walking and swimming outdoors and performing the transition from swimming to walking indoors. Developed by EPFL Biorobotics Laboratory in Switzerland and the University of Bordeaux in France.
The Logitech Keyboard Folio and Logitech Keyboard Folio mini each boasts a compact keyboard delivering the familiar feel of a traditional keyboard while complementing and protecting the front and back of your iPad or iPad mini. The keyboard is designed to both safeguard your tablet and touch-screen while complementing it with refined fabrics and new colors to match your personal style.
Just crack your egg, pour it in and watch it pop up in minutes! Eggs are just the beginning, make tasty rollie burritos, perfect pizza rollies or cinnamon rollies for a delectable dessert. The Rollie® Eggmaster Cooking System makes pop-up treats that caters to everyone! The cooking system comes with 5 skewers, 1 cleaning brush, 1 packing tool and a Recipe Guide.
Snooping on other people's mail has never been so easy. Just spray some of this "X-Ray Spray" on the side of a sealed envelope and watch in amazement as the paper becomes semi-transparent. It’s completely temporary, as the product will evaporate after about 30 seconds, leaving the piece of mail looking completely un-tampered with. It’s $15.
Scanning has never been simpler… Click on the scan button, swipe in any direction on a document and watch texts and images appear instantaneously on your screen. The IRIScan mouse scanner then uploads your scans to Evernote®, Facebook, Twitter or Flickr in a single click.
Chris sez, "Chris Chappell and Easton LaChappelle have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a 3D printed robotics hand. The hand is currently aimed at makers and researchers, but the eventual market will be for prosthetics. Chris and Easton are primarily focused on dropping the cost of the hand, since current research hands or prosthetic hands can cost £50,000+. The cost of the Kickstarter hand fully assembled is £300 with electronics. They also offer a control glove (based on a nintendo power glove) for an extra £200. Easton has also been developing a control method based on EEG measurements. Taking the design a step towards being a practical prosthesis. Easton just won the Da Vinci Award at the San Juan Basin Science Fair for his work." A great Kickstarter: to develop a humanoid robotic hand and arm that is of far lower cost than any other available. 3D Printed Robotic Hand
The antibacterial flat-pack bottles developed by Vapur are created to filter and remove up to 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa and microbial disease from drinking water. Using 'microfilter', the technology cleanses up to 1,000 liters throughout its lifecycle using sureaqua straws. the bottle is convenient to carry with you, making it easy to use almost everywhere.
SpaceX's Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control.
Francis Bitonti Studio Collaborated with New York designer Michael Schmidt and Shapeways to create a 3D-printed dress for burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese. The gown has nearly 3000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 12,000 Swarovski crystals. The floor-length nylon gown was made using selective laser sintering (SLS), where material is built up in layers from plastic powder fused together with a laser. It was unveiled during an event at the Ace Hotel in New York earlier this week.
Mycestro is a 3-D mouse that can track hand motion in 3-D space. It fits on the index finger and controls your computer with hand gestures and mouse functions. The mouse is powered by battery, which can be charged via USB.
Canonical introduces the Ubuntu tablet interface, which will compete with Android, iOS, and Windows with its own take on multitasking and advanced security features. Canonical claims that future versions of Ubuntu will be able to run an Ubuntu app across four different user interfaces (desktop, TV, smartphone and tablet) with no need for special programming for each version. Users can start testing the interface on Feb. 21, when the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published with installation instructions for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, as well as smartphones such as the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. The new Ubuntu tablet OS can be differentiated with partner branding, content, services and apps and has been specifically designed with operator and OEM customisation in mind. Watch the promotional video about the Ubuntu Tablet OS and see it in action. Canonical explains: “Our unique interface design scales from the phone to the tablet, and works equally well on pocketable consumer-oriented tablets from 7″ up, and full-blown media or enterprise tablets with screens from 10″ to 20″ and high definition resolution. And since there are no physical buttons needed beyond the power switch, you have more flexibility for incredible device design with Ubuntu than any other platform today.”
The German developed Lernstift Pen is a "magic" pen which is inserted in learning sophisticated electronics that recognizes all writing movements and detection of an error with a short buzz or vibrate, even as they are made. The integrated electronics detects spelling errors even as they arise and are appropriate feedback. In other words, the learning pen makes writing-learning faster than ever.