Marek Kubiak

prostheticknowledge:

Cyberbeetle

Robotics project by Tomi and Kati Hyyppä with an insect that reacts to nearby audio visual content - video embedded below:

The Cyberbeetle is based on a gorgeous Chalcosoma atlas beetle species represented in the insect box scans of the Museum für Naturkunde. Being little bit of a geek, the Cyberbeetle has his own hi-tech insect box with special features. When the box is turned on its side, small doors are revealed. Opening the doors unveils a home theater with a hi-definition flat screen, audio system and infrared communication. The horn of the Cyberbeetle contains an infrared receiver, which enables him to react immediately when the TV program starts. He likes music videos in particular. The Cyberbeetle is usually a rather grumpy creature that crawls slowly and murmurs along the way, but as soon as the TV is switched on, he becomes very cheerful and dances little bit.

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designersofthings:

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s a 3D Printed Drone!
Our skies may soon be filled with drones that we print ourselves. Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have successfully printed a 1.5m-wide drone, and it can fly!
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designersofthings:

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s a 3D Printed Drone!

Our skies may soon be filled with drones that we print ourselves. Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have successfully printed a 1.5m-wide drone, and it can fly!

Read More

(Źródło: Gizmodo)

instagram:

Telling Stories through Food with @leesamantha

For more photos and videos of Samantha’s culinary artwork, follow @leesamantha on Instagram.

"When I first started creating food art, those in bento boxes (called charaben) had been around for a long time—but I was more interested in exploring food art out of the box and simplifying the technique,” says Malaysia Instagrammer Samantha Lee (@leesamantha). “Since then, I’ve developed my own unique style of storytelling on plates that explores a variety of subject matter and ingredients,” she adds.

A mother of two daughters, Samantha started devising ways to get them to eat in a healthier and more independent way by applying creativity to her presentation. She designs scenes on plates featuring celebrities, popular characters, animals and famous landmarks, made up mainly of local and fresh edible ingredients. Samantha’s ideas and creative inspiration come from a variety of fine arts as well as from her daughters, whom she describes as having “endless imagination”.

Samantha is also careful to keep food waste to a minimum. “Before I begin putting any new ideas on a plate, I sketch out my designs and write down ideas and ingredients I’ll be using. It helps me to be more organized and prevent food waste.” Her minimalistic approach shows in her camera work as well. She edits very little by choosing to shoot in natural light and avoids using too many props in her photos to “let the food art stand out and speak for itself.”

emergentfutures:

U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass & building apps for battlefield use

The positive attributes “are its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision,” said 2nd Lt. Anthony Eastin, a behavioral scientist on the BATMAN team testing the glasses.
The BATMAN evaluation group is part of the U.S. Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing and is one of the military’s most distinguished research and development groups. It comprises both military and civilian behavioral and technology scientists. The BATMAN acronym stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge.
Full Story: Venture Beat

emergentfutures:

U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass & building apps for battlefield use

The positive attributes “are its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision,” said 2nd Lt. Anthony Eastin, a behavioral scientist on the BATMAN team testing the glasses.

The BATMAN evaluation group is part of the U.S. Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing and is one of the military’s most distinguished research and development groups. It comprises both military and civilian behavioral and technology scientists. The BATMAN acronym stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge.

Full Story: Venture Beat

prostheticknowledge:

Flone

Spanish maker project that turns an Android smartphone into a drone for photo or video capture (or other potential uses), operated by another smartphone - video embedded below:

[Google Translation from Spanish:]

We are Aera, a cooperative project that is growing around the drones based on their use as a multidisciplinary tool. So far we have done activities have been related to the field of art and technology but we are also investigating the social and professional use you might have. We are a group of people who come from different professional backgrounds and approach to work it is very different from projects topography or energy performance certificates for buildings to afforestation with release of seeds or Flying protest banner, launching poems from the air , aerial photography … and now Flone, a mobile flying. Flone is a project of art and technology that are developed within the artistic residency of the call Next Things 2013 Labor Center of Art and Telefónica I + D. The idea is based on the technology of the Drones and the use of mobile as a platform for flight control.

You can find out more at the project’s (Spanish) website here or at Makerbot here

NaMu by Peter Yong Ra is a beautifully crafted chair that looks to be the next generation of heirloom quality furniture.

(Źródło: cjwho, via landondix)

8bitfuture:

CUPID drone features an 80,000 volt stun gun.
Tech company Chaotic Moon have shown their smartphone-controlled drone called CUPID, able to detain a subject by using an 80,000 volt stun gun.
The power output is so strong, it creates an electromagnetic field large enough to ruin any electronics within a five foot range. The electronics in the drone itself are shielded in a Faraday cage.
There’s a video up here of the drone ‘detaining’ an intern.

8bitfuture:

CUPID drone features an 80,000 volt stun gun.

Tech company Chaotic Moon have shown their smartphone-controlled drone called CUPID, able to detain a subject by using an 80,000 volt stun gun.

The power output is so strong, it creates an electromagnetic field large enough to ruin any electronics within a five foot range. The electronics in the drone itself are shielded in a Faraday cage.

There’s a video up here of the drone ‘detaining’ an intern.

(Źródło: theverge.com, via emergentfutures)