Our WeMo Maker Nerf Gun hack was a fun way to see what the Internet of Things black box was capable of, but we wanted to step it up a gear and create something really useful. But what?
Coffee has never been more innovated, but apparently there’s still room for improvement. Those who frequent Starbucks should move on. This device is for the most devoted of coffee drinkers; the people who put more thought into their morning brew than their evening dinner. IKAWA is a digital coffee bean roaster, and there’s an app for that.
According to a study leaving our appliances on standby costs us £50-£86 per year. But turning them on and off frequently is not an easy habit to develop and so we tend not to bother for the sake of convenience. But what if we could solve the problem without the need for crazy rituals? 17 year old Ameer Sami thinks he has the answer.
With rise of do-it-yourself engineering the urge to outsource boring and repetitive tasks to machines is ever increasing. And that’s exactly what Luis Guajardo Diaz did when he created his autonomous cat feeder.
New technology and innovation company Modular Innovations, started by two advertising execs, have developed an app for the purpose of honest advice. Taking cues from Whisper users are restricted from finding other user’s real identity to remove any kind of inhibition.
If you are among those disappointed by Apple’s Mac Book announcement; a single USB Type-C port, and an odd 12″ screen size, we have a solution. It might be time to build your own laptop. That is, if you are daring enough to switch from OSX to Raspbian (Linux) or Windows 10. The pi-top campaign has been successfully running for a few months, raising over $180,000. The project is not dissimilar to Kano, but adds 3D-printing into the mix, to make the computer portable.
For a few years now, the last Saturday of March has been known as Arduino Day. This year was no exception, especially since the well-known microcontroller is celebrating its first decade.
In collaboration with New York musician Birdmask Ylenia Gortana has created a wearable drum machine while studying at Weissensee School of Art in Berlin.
Musician, artist and engineer Dmitry Morozov has combined his interests and created an intriguing glitchy device for reasons only known to him. gbg-8 is a mashup of an Ardiuno, Gameboy, camera and thermal printer.
Pebble Time is possibly the most talked about smartwatch of this past month. It was fully funded within minutes of its launch and broke Kickstarter’s record of the biggest amount pledged; it has since reached almost 20 million dollars, with still time to go before the campaign ends. Its predecessor, Pebble, is number 3 to-date on the Kickstarter leaderboard.
The iconic ErgoDox keyboard is found on the nerdiest of desks. Not only does it look like something out of Hackers (movie) but owning one requires buying each component and building it by hand. Luckily, though, someone has seen a gap in the market and filled it. Owning an ErgoDox is now a possibility for everyday people like you and I.