Swing design concept unleashes the power of a playground favorite...virtually
Unless you went to grade school in one of those neighborhoods that removed all the swings for safety reasons, you probably remember swinging back and forth pretending you were flying, or piloting a spaceship. Engineering and design team Christin Marczinzik and Thi Binh Minh Nguyen have produced a program that says you won’t have to pretend anymore.
Algramo brings new opportunities to emerging but impoverished markets
In the developed world, vending machines are a source of snacks and electronics, but the Algramo project is delivering to Latin America vending machines that dispense food staples and economic fairness.
Incubate continues the conversation, whether you're on extended absence or in the digital afterlife
It’s March 25. While sorting through your morning emails, it hits you—your anniversary is tomorrow. Yet, with the week’s schedule of meetings and work travel, there’s a chance you’ll forget to send a note. Wouldn’t it be nice to schedule a message to your honey while it’s on your mind? For added convenience, what if you could automatically send messages on March 26 every year…even after you’re long gone from the planet?
PancakeBot can be your programmable resident food artist
You’ve probably already seen one of the dozens of YouTube videos where people use pancake batter and a squeeze bottle to make flapjacks in the likeness of the Beatles, Garfield, Darth Vader and other celebrities. Maker Miguel Valenzuela has created a Kickstarted machine to put an upgraded version of this breakfast art in the hands of anybody who wants it.
Pixie Points are tags that allow you to locate everyday objects via your phone
Location sensors are not exactly a new thing. These type of sensors usually work with a smartphone to alert users if they’re missing specific items or direct them to the possible location of the missing item via audio feedback.