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Casttoo makes it cool to have a broken bone

Casttoo makes it cool to have a broken bone

I have never broken a bone despite the fact that I frequently jumped off the roof of my house as a kid and ran wild on a three-wheeler with no parental supervision at an early age. My cousin on the other hand could break a bone if he farted too hard. We are sort of like Mr. Glass and David Dunn from Unbreakable.

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Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

One thing we didn't see when we visited Texas Instruments last week were the fruits of the company's Attenborough Design Group, the experimental research group who, in 1972, designed this Gesundheit Radio.  Of course, that's probably because there was no such group; the radio - which incorporates a set of bellows and sneezes periodically, so as to remove dust from the sensitive microprocessors - is actually the handiwork of design student James Chambers, who felt a comprehensive back-story could only help his project.

Video demo after the cut

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Time Switch: because deadline denial is an art

Time Switch: because deadline denial is an art

When you're facing down an inbox full of press releases and an empty frontpage, the prospect of pausing time sounds like a tempting one.  Artist Ryan Harc can't quite offer mastery over the aging process, but if you're of the opinion that what you haven't seen can't hurt you then his Time Switch may have all the denial you need.

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Don’t Tase Me Bro immortalized in automaton

Don’t Tase Me Bro immortalized in automaton

We like a good automaton here at SlashGear, and if it manages to reproduce an internet meme then all the better.  Jon Haddock's hand-cranked model is titled "Andrew Meyer (Don't Tase Me Bro)" and reproduces the infamous 2007 University of Florida Taser incident.

Video demo after the cut

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Wooden MacBook model with hand-drawn detailing

Wooden MacBook model with hand-drawn detailing

It may look like an Apple MacBook - albeit one pretty thoroughly bleached - but this is actually a school project.  Kyle Buckner crafted this 3/4-scale MacBook model out of wood, with a hand-cut working hinge, and then filled in the details with a pencil.

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Adidas Liquid Story ferrofluid installation [Video]

Adidas Liquid Story ferrofluid installation [Video]

Adidas have commissioned an audio-video installation using dancing ferrofluid, which will go on show at Milan Design Week 2009.  The handiwork of Felice Limosani, Liquid Story incorporates two cones between which a magnetic field is created, causing a 10 liter pool of iron-enriched resin to map out music with hypnotic spears.

Video demo after the cut

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Tilt-Shift done properly: Bathtub IV by Keith Loutit [Video]

Tilt-Shift done properly: Bathtub IV by Keith Loutit [Video]

Tilt-shift takes the real world and, if it's done right, makes you wonder whether we're actually all tiny figurines.   Artist Keith Loutit is perhaps one of the best at it that we've seen, and his latest project - Bathtub IV, a music video starring the Sydney harbor and a whole flock of seemingly-minute people, boats and even a helicopter - is arguably his finest work yet.

 

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DIY Wiremap: projected 3D object tutorial

DIY Wiremap: projected 3D object tutorial

Last year, Albert Hwang debuted the Wiremap, an array of tightly-strung cables that, with a projector, could be used to create visual 3D models.  Boiled down, the process relies on some carefully-spaced vertical strings that each align with a single column of projected pixels.  At the time, Hwang made the whole thing available under the Creative Commons licence; now he's back with an Instructable, just in case you'd like to make your own Wiremap.

Video demo of the Wiremap in action after the cut

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Classic retro gaming reworked in HD: Zelda, Sonic, Mario & more

Classic retro gaming reworked in HD: Zelda, Sonic, Mario & more

Who cares about polygons - this is what gaming should look like!  Having taken some classic retro gaming scenes, artist Orioto has reworked them as if the title was in high-definition, hence the lush The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past shot here and others - including Sonic and Mario - in the gallery after the cut.

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Creative camera lens packs calendar

Creative camera lens packs calendar

A typical manually focus camera lens shows focus distances and aperture values, but this innovative camera lens designed by Sharad Haksar, has adjustable ring elements to form calendar.

Sculpted from a single aluminum block into a lens shape, the front ring elements are marked with the year, month and date instead of the focus distance, shutter speed and aperture values you would normally expect from a camera lens. Each ring controls an aspect of the calendar to cue dates from 2008 to 2032. We aren’t sure if the calendar feature is powered electronically to keep data up to date, but we are pretty sure it doesn't come in F or EF bayonet mount.

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Atari Touch Tablet for the outdated artist in all of us

Atari Touch Tablet for the outdated artist in all of us

Some of us oldies may have a hard time adapting to the new advances in technology. Those of us who are holding onto old devices with a death grip wont necessarily have to let to in order to be with the times, we all just need a little upgrade.

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Digital Snow Globe based on iPhone

Digital Snow Globe based on iPhone

A snow globe is old tech.  An iPhone is new tech.  Put them together and you'd think you'd get broken tech, but if you're Daljit Singh then you actually end up with the Digital Snow Globe.  Sensibly avoiding water, the project is basically an elongated snow globe housing an iPhone; when you shake the globe, the iPhone displays the weather from a randomly-selected city.

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