SAM Lab’s Kickstarter Campaign Launches

The bluetooth enabled electronics prototyping kit SAM is now live on Kickstarter. Go and pledge now – they’re awesome.
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Futuristic Books at Unbinding the Book Exhibition

Books. They’ve been around for thousands of years and show no signs of retreat, unlike their analogue cousins. What do they do right? Could they be better? What would a book look like if it were in Blade Runner. Do you want to know? Then join Blurb and Jotta on the 26th at the Whitechapel gallery.
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I stress tested Finn on London’s crappiest streets

My bike is my second girlfriend. She’s celeste and she’s fast and I wouldn’t change anything about her. This is why I can’t have nice things. Especially mobile phone handlebar mounts. But wait a minute.. what If I use an elastic band to fasten my phone to my bike.
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Create Your Own Bike at Bamboo Bicycle Club

Engineers James Marr and Ian McMillan are founders of the first UK bamboo bicycle building workshop. Their aim – to teach all of the knowledge they’ve accumulated to those of us who would otherwise have no idea how to build such a thing.
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Bluetooth Remote for Any Camera

Today we’re trying out the new MaxStone that was successfully funded recently on Kickstarter. It’s essentially a remote for cameras but with the twist of being controllable from an Android or iOS device.
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A Leather Wrap for Electronic Cigarettes

With the dawn of electronic cigarettes comes a raft of accessories. Still in its infancy though the market hasn’t yet solved the problem of transporting them without them awkwardly poking out the pocket. But this handy leather wrap might just solve that.
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Sugru built a high-pressure water Gatling gun

Sugru is pretty fantastic stuff. The sticky putty has so many applications they have engineers to find them all. Design engineer Alex Bygrave accepted the challenge to build possibly the greatest Sugru invention ever – a high powered water gun.
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Coffee cups made from coffee grounds

If you’re a big coffee drinker you’ll be familiar with the mountains of used coffee grounds you end up with after making espressos. I’ve always wanted to find a practical use for them. The Internet suggests using it to wash your hands, but.. nah.
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Tate Modern Houses Epic Hackathon

The vast Turbine Hall at Tate Modern was thrust back into industrialism this weekend with one of the largest hackathons in London.
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How Artists Generate Their Own Inspiration

To be original as a designer today is hard work. When things invented outweigh things seen designers can either plagiarise or give up. But little known to them are the systems and formulas successful artists use to generate ideas rapidly.
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