When you’re wearing a hat that shoots bolts of lightning, we guess playing the Mortal Kombat – Harry Potter theme becomes fairly accurate. MIT student Tyler Christensen built this Tesla coil powered hat for himself as a halloween costume, but sadly it “blew up” before the Halloween weekend. We don’t know how Tyler solved his issues with a Halloween costume, but he had managed to grab this video before the hat went crossed the road, and it is seriously cool.
As you would guess, the video has little to do with the resilience of the iPad. It is more about the super tough G-Form case for the device. The company took two iPads in air, covering one in the Extreme Edge, and the other in the Extreme Portfolio cases.
The Bodum Coffee and Tea Maker Concept gives your eyes the pleasure of watching as your favorite beverage brews. Designed by Sunny Ting Wai Wong, the concept makes use of a borosilicate glass sphere that functions as the reservoir and brews the beverage.
Ardic Technologies, Istanbul have developed a “tablet computer” that runs on Android and has a 65-inch touchscreen. It does look very cool, but we still doubt the “tablet” moniker here, it really is more of a computer even if it runs on an OS (and possibly processor) made for a mobile device, a 65-inch is itself unlikely to be classified a mobile device. Forgive my musings, checkout the device; it is cool.
Once upon a time, the world had telephones with no buttons. No, these weren’t touchscreen thingies, these things had to be wired to the source and you had to dial numbers using a rotary system. Well, those phones have been out for decades now, but there’s nothing to stop them from being repurposed.
A typewriter for a keyboard and a Steampunk-style monitor, that should be enough to make fans of the Victorian era happy. The set is custom built, with the customer getting to choose the keyboard, with the 20-inch flatpanel monitor built to match. A very interesting combo, at a very prohibitive price of $1439.
This fully functional Lego camera is the work of Cary Norton. It took him about a year to finish the camera and get it in working order, but seeing the results, we’ll say the Legotron Mark I apparently was worth the time and effort spent.
Technology really has brought the world closer, so this giant world map made from recycled computer components seems quite fitting. UK based artist Susan Stockwell has created this giant installation of a world map, made entirely from recycled computer components. The set uses motherboards, electric wiring, fans and other components from computers and electronics. Titled World the map was made for the University of Bedfordshire.
Mixing swearing with science goes a long way, as we find out with this periodic table of swearing coffee table. You keep it as a coffee table with a nice set of buttons for the elements, some unsuspecting guest ends up pressing a button by mistake, and out pours a barrage of insults from the coffee table.
In a time when most of our gadgets get juice from USBs, we’d expect our rechargeable batteries to go the same way and save us some hassle. USBCELL don’t use a battery charger, but get their juice from the USB port on the computer or laptop. Costs ~$18.