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FetchBot DIY dog-ball launcher

FetchBot DIY dog-ball launcher

I don't have a dog, which is probably a good thing as I bore terribly easily and playing with it all the time would soon lose its charm.  FetchBot might be one way of alleviating said-boredom (both for me and the pooch): built from the guts of an old AGFA scanner, it fires tennis balls for your dog to catch while sparing your delicate arms.

Check out the video demo of the FetchBot after the cut

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DIY NXT Lego Scanner

DIY NXT Lego Scanner

If you're tired of your scanner just doing its job and not even bothering to look cool you might check out this DIY project. Let's face it, Legos are the about as bad ass as you can get, so a scanner made almost entirely out of Lego bricks is perfect.

Samsung announces World’s Smallest color laser printer

Samsung announces World’s Smallest color laser printer

Samsung have announced two compact color laser printers, one of which is apparently the "world's smallest" while the other trades off size to gain a flatbed scanner. The CLP-315K, the record-breaker, is 20-percent smaller than its CLP-300 predecessor and yet has "drastically" improved print quality. In numbers, that works out to 2,400 x 600 dpi maximum resolution, 16ppm black prints and 4ppm color prints, with 32MB of internal memory. All that with just 45dB noise output.

Cherry Picks 2008: Fujitsu ScanSnap S300

Cherry Picks 2008: Fujitsu ScanSnap S300

The ScanSnap S300 is the smallest ADF duplex color scanner. It has an ultra-compact footprint of 11.2”X3.7”x3.0”. It weighs just 3.1lbs and is small enough to fit in a briefcase or laptop bag.

It scan up to 8 pages per minute in full color and will detect blank pages and eliminate them from your PDF’s.

The BOSS Comes To Prisons – Body Orifice Security Scanner

The BOSS Comes To Prisons – Body Orifice Security Scanner

Sometimes I see a product and I think… that’s perfect! The Body Orifice Security Scanner, or BOSS, is something along those lines.

Prisons in England and Wales are using the BOSS to scan inmates for “hidden objects”. This chair comes with three sensitive sensors capable of detecting hidden materials as small as a paperclip within the body.

Truthfully, I think it’d be a lot more useful in another setting, airports. Just a quick sit in the chair and no more hassle of “random inspections”. I think it would be quicker as well as less invading.

Boss Body Scanner [via Coolest Gadgets]

Voiscan – text to voice from HP and Mouscan

Voiscan – text to voice from HP and Mouscan

Mouscan, a South Korean company, has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to deliver its newest product. Using HP technology, Mouscan is putting out a device which will scan, translate and read aloud to you any text. They are calling it Voiscan… where do they come up with these names.

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