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Product Design

Blynk Review: Control Arduino with your Phone

Controlling Arduinos from a mobile phone can be a challenging task. The amount of effort that’s required to program an app often isn’t wor...

Lightest, Most Compact, Folding, Electric Bike

Nine years after its initial release in 2006 by Sinclair Research Ltd the lightest and most compact bicycle is being refreshed in line with London...

Understanding Alzheimer’s Through Design

The 30th annual New Designers event at the Business Design Centre had a colourful array of design ideas and products on show. Three designers’ respo...

This Robot Wants to Be Your Everything

Created by Rodolphe Hasselvander BUDDY is the do-it-all robot for your home, capable of home security, entertainment, communication and care....

We Reviewed SAM and Created a Twitter Notifier in 5 Minutes

Last year we met the team a few weeks before the unveiling of SAM and the start of their Kickstarter campaign which would achieve an impressive £125,...

This Wearable Has Been Proven to Double Focus

Doppel came about from some research into our body’s reaction to non-chemical stimulants like music. What the research shows, and what most of ...

Transform your Phone into a Gaming Machine with Flitchio

Action games on touch screen devices are a bit crap. With your fingers covering 25 per cent of the screen you might as well have your head in your hea...

Handmade

Custom Phone Gets Smelly when you Ring

If the sound of ringing fills you with dread this working concept might be of interest to you. User ‘jamesmyboy’ on Instructables has publ...

Exquisite Laser Cut Pachinko Game Does More than You Think

Lurid in appearance the typical Pachinko machine is designed to hook and stimulate. Typical then this is not. The Pa-Drink-O was designed and built b...

Sweet Reward for Losing Weight Using WeMo Maker and Wifi Scales

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 ...

The Autonomous Cat Feeder

With rise of do-it-yourself engineering the urge to outsource boring and repetitive tasks to machines is ever increasing. And that’s exactly wha...

Build your own laptop, powered by Raspberry Pi

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 solu...

Arduino Day 2015

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 microcontro...

Wearable Drum Machine is as Awesome as it Sounds

In collaboration with New York musician Birdmask Ylenia Gortana has created a wearable drum machine while studying at Weissensee School of Art in Be...

Interviews

Interview with Gael Langevin, the Sculptor Who Created 3D Printable Robot InMoov

French model maker and sculptor Gael Langevin spoke to us about how he created InMoov – the life size 3D printable robot which has attracted hu...

Interview with Raivis Lancetovs Co-Founder of DISPLIO

DISPLIO is a little wireless wifi gadget that shows you whatever you want to see on an e-ink screen.  You choose which widgets you want to display. Y...

Interview with BleepBleeps Founder Tom Evans

BleepBleeps are a family of little friends that make parenting easier....

Meet Skute

Last week, Techmog met with Dan Lewis, founder and CEO of Skute, to talk about new ways to connect and share content with friends,  and the challeng...

Interview with Hyperalarm

Hyperalarm was first dreamt up by two of our team members, founder and CEO Ion Curves Mons and “technology ninja” Chema Diez del Corral. A...

Latest

Warblr App Uses Music Recognition Tech to Identify Birdsong

Since the 90’s we’ve enjoyed a technology called Music OCR, a technique used to distill audio into data that can be searched for to deter...

Wake up with your senses

If you can’t help but press the snooze button, you may want to try an alternative to your morning alarm. SensorWake is offering a gentle, stress...

7 Pitfalls of a Hardware Startup

Crowed funding has opened the doors for everyday inventors who want to take their projects to the next level. Not only do they provide funding but als...

Beautifully crafted toy has a digital personality

Play time has dramatically changed over the years. What was once a rag doll is now an iPad. Toy robots have become iPads. Mud pies? iPads. But it does...

Submarine lets you make one guitar sound like two

Some of my favourite products come about when those in non-technical professions have an idea and embark on a journey combining technology with their ...

MIITO boils water in the cup you intend to drink from

When Eastenders is shown on the TV the grid has to deal with 1.75 million kettles being boiled at the same time, requiring 3 gigawatts of power. Th...

BuddyGuard’s device has a “Flare” for home security

“Have I closed the window? Did I lock the door properly? Was the light off?…” If those worries sound familiar, Flare might be able to bring you ...

A game for electronics aficionados

If you have ever spent time hunting down a missing connection in your circuits, then Hook is for you. This puzzle game requires the same focus and pat...

Coffee roaster lets you plot temperature over time for unique brews

Coffee has never been more innovated, but apparently there’s still room for improvement. Those who frequent Starbucks should move on. This devi...

Smart sockets learn habits to save energy

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 dev...

Get some Honest advice

New technology and innovation company Modular Innovations, started by two advertising execs, have developed an app for the purpose of honest advice. T...

This Arduino Gameboy Camera Printer Gun Exists

Musician, artist and engineer Dmitry Morozov has combined his interests and created an intriguing glitchy device for reasons only known to him. gbg-8...

Boost your Pebble Time with Open Source hardware modules

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...

This keyboard is a work of art

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 ...

Don’t Replace. Rebuild

We throw away far too many fixable electronics. Encouraged by manufacturers who would rather us replace than repair and not helped by councils scrappi...

Makers, to your soldering irons!

As a maker, your soldering iron is an essential part of your toolkit. The problem is, using solderless breadboards is so easy that it doesn’t see mu...

Sony Reveal Virtual Reality Prototype: ‘Project Morpheus’

‘Project Morpheus’ is certainly the most interactive VR offering yet, with three fully immersive demos. One of which, ‘London Heist’, is a fir...

The World’s Thinnest Plug

When the laptop of Min-Kyu Choi was scratched by a British plug he vowed to find a solution and end our suffering. With help from Matthew Judkins he ...

Hackaball: Re-inventing the ball for a digital generation

This week, Made by Many launched their first Kickstarter campaign for Hackaball. This new toy aims to teach 6 to 10 year-olds to code without them not...

Designing a Laser Cut Arduino Box

Naturally I wanted a case to hide the wire spaghetti my Arduino project had become, and so I set off looking for a way to make my own. But my box of ...

Build Adorable Robots from Orphaned Parts

Face it. You’ve no idea what the bolts and screws at the bottom of your toolbox are for and you never will. You have two options. You can sell t...

Machine Controls an Old Calculator to Find Pi

Students Florian Born and David Friedrich have designed a machine with the task of relentless calculation....

Android Projector as a Light Bulb

Everyone wants a projector until they realise how expensive, large and awkward they are. Forget wireless media streaming. ‘Beam’ has recog...

A Run Through London with the Sony Smartwatch 3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

I was kindly asked by Time Out if I’d like to take part in their running tour of London and try out the Sony Smartwatch 3 and Xperia Z3 Compact...

Controlling Remote Control Plug Sockets with Arduino

A remote control light was a really good idea when I bought the RF plug sockets. But having to fumble around finding the remote in a dark room was ann...

Review of the Two Faced YotaPhone

In terms of mobile phones we all seem to be over the naff and gimmicky. Phones with inbuilt Rubix cubes and pencil sharpeners are things of the past,...

Give your projects machine vision with OpenMV Cam

I’ve been playing around with the CMUcam5 Pixy and it’s an amazing board capable of picking out coloured objects at high speed. Using it...

Track your bike with these cleverly hidden devices

It’s pretty amazing how terrible bicycle security is at the moment. A bike can be stolen within minutes and once it is it’s gone forever. ...

Anyone can Create the Internet of Things with Wemo Maker

For a good number of years there has been a silent force driving engineers to make engineering simpler. Building an electronic prototype takes a matte...

Easily Create an App for your Arduino Project with Blynk

You might be able to cobble together a basic smartphone app for your Arduino project with Phonegap. But if you don’t have the knowhow or patienc...

Wireless Finger Gestures with ‘Ring’

“Ring” is probably one of the coolest gadgets at CES at the moment, and surprisingly not a concept. The ring can detect the tiniest finge...

Project time onto the ceiling with your phone’s flash

Turning a light on to look at the time is a skill some people simply don’t possess. Even if you do fumble onto that pesky light switch awakenin...

Merge Networks to Boost Internet Speeds

Netup is an app designed to combine cellular, bluetooth and wifi networks to provide faster and cheaper internet to devices....

Startup Creates Smart Wallet

Now that low energy bluetooth modules are so small and cheap you might as well stick them wherever you can. Smart wallet Woolet is one of those things...

Spice up your LED glove dance with Kinetic

Gloving is a kind of finger light dance that came about with Rave culture. LEDs are slipped into the fingertips of gloves and let the wearer create am...

Hackable Robot Tank Powered by a Raspberry Pi

PiPanther Robot is the ideal Christmas present for big kids. The tank is powered by a Raspberry Pi and is build for modding....

Gift pints to friends with One From Me

London pubs have become labs in recent years for startups attempting to revolutionise the way they work. You have to admit that there’s opportun...

Control any appliance with your smartphone

A team of scientists, engineers and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the mass production of their web enabled plugs to bring any...

Roomba Plugin for WIFI Ability

Coming home to find that your Roomba eating your laptop cable is one thing, but having to reprogram it’s schedule because it ran out of battery ...

Mono is a match boxed sized computer for your Internet of Things

Danish company monoLit has launched a campaign to raise 500,000 DKK (53,000 GBP) for their handy sized Internet of Things computer designed to help c...

3D print your own robot from Maker Club

In a bid to introduce kids to the world of Arduino Educational tech company, Maker Club have developed a set of 3D printable robots anyone can make ...

Internet of Things device Thingsee is packed with features

We love Arduino, it’s fundamentally changed the way we build things. But while easy to program it can be a pain to source components, design cas...

Tah – Control anything from your smartphone

Good things do come in small packages! Meet  Tah – the creation of India’s Revealing Hour. A super simple, bluetooth enabled device that ...

Sprng is a spring for your EarPods

You have two options if you’d like to listen to music while running. You can buy some pretty grotesque £80 buds with flappy rubber bits that sl...

Sugru Launch “The Joy of Fix”

The oddens at Sugru are back with another brilliant campaign. “The Joy of Fix”, inspired by the 1970’s sex manual....