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La Rueda Copenhague. Disney's Magical Flashlight Brings Kids' Books To Life. Maybe being the dad of a toddler makes me overly skeptical of "enhanced" or "augmented" children’s books and toys, but I’m usually unimpressed with efforts to future-ify an experience that seems to work just as fine now as it did when Goodnight Moon was first written 66 years ago. Then I saw HideOut, a new prototype from Disney Research that uses a handheld projector to bring animated characters to life on the surface of a book or board game. Okay, now I’m impressed: A smartphone-sized handheld projector, surprisingly enough, looks like just the right kind of "extra" to add a bit of genuine magic to the experience of reading stories to your kid. What I love about HideOut is the un-fussiness of this interaction: There’s no app to launch, no requirement of peering at the "augmentations" through the keyhole of a screen.

Those two words--"lightweight" and "exploratory"--are the key, and for once they don’t sound like lip service. HideOut isn’t a product yet, but it should be. Starter Projects. The Matterform 3D Scanner. The Matterform 3D Scanner - The world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone! If you've ever wanted a 3D scanner now's your chance. By pledging support to this project, you can have your very own 3D Scanner. All the Early backers, batch #1, #2, #3 and #4 packs are sold out and batch #5 is now closed. The Matterform 3D Scanner allows anyone to take a physical object, and turn it into a digital 3D model on your computer.

From there, you can print your file on any 3D printer, or online printing service. Or use the model you created in an animation or video game. We’ve been developing the 3D scanner hardware and software from scratch for the past year and now we’re ready to release it to you. The Verge - "Matterform crowdfunds a simple, well-designed 3D scanner that could arrive this summer" MAKE: - "Inexpensive “Click-and-Scan” 3D Scanner Soars on Indiegogo" Ponoko- "the unit behaved as advertised, and really does look great.

" Do I have to be an engineer? No. How do I get one? Omni: Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game by Virtuix. We are in the midst of a revolution in virtual reality. The release of affordable head mounted displays and low-cost sensor technologies has brought the decades-old dream of true virtual reality closer than ever, but there’s still one more piece to the puzzle: the Omni. The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down. Walk, run, jump, crouch: the Omni will keep you on your feet and in motion.

The Omni will free gamers from passive, seated gameplay, unleashing the full potential of virtual reality gaming with the Oculus Rift and future head mounted displays. The Omni comes with Omni shoes, support belt, and tracking hardware and software. Safety is important. Manufacturing. Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee.

Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit.

Features Laptop with 15″ OLED screen11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressionsSolar powered lithium-ion battery1TB SSD drive Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee The Fujitsu branding is evident and rightly so, the concept is a part of the Fujitsu Design Award that is organized by Designboom. Pixel Press: Draw Your Own Video Game. The Gadget Flow | Top Gadgets of the Web. Nitrome Touchy Released! Iron Man 3 - Become Iron Man experience UK tour | HD. MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone. Yanko Design - Modern Industrial Design News. Finder - RFID Locator by Chu Wang, Qiujin Kou, Qian Yin & Yonghua Zhang.

Key Control Finder is a two-part RFID Locator comprising of the main terminal and tab stickers. Basically you are supposed to stick the tracking stickers to objects that you tend to misplace often, like keys, phone, wallet etc. Configure the sticker with the appropriate label on the main terminal and you are set to use it. No more lost keys again, yay! Designers: Chu Wang, Qiujin Kou, Qian Yin & Yonghua Zhang.

Top 20 Best Of Best From Red Dot Concept Designs 2010. Top 20 Best Of Best From Red Dot Concept Designs 2010 Dot, dot, dot…The Red Dot Concept Design Awards 2010! Yes, the results are out and for many young-guns its time for jubilations! A high-profile presentation ceremony in Singapore, love and envy from your peers and acknowledgment from the best in the industry; that’s what Red Dot is all about! As Media Partners for Red Dot Concept Design, we showcase here 20 Best of Best Concept Design Winners in random order, just to let you know which way the future of concepts is heading. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show….20) A – Check by Jung Eun Park If you suffer from food allergies then its quite handy to have a tool like the A – Check. 19) Air Sphere by Miyazawa Tetsu & Ichimura Shigenori The Air Sphere gives traditional table fans a whole new meaning. 18) Bamboo Cell by Fanson Meng The Bamboo Cell mixes modern sensibilities of style and comfort with ethnic values like using bamboo. 15) Depict by Jaeho Jang My favorite!

2) M.A.T. The M.A.T. MYO - The Gesture Control Armband. Algunas inusuales e inútiles Apps. En portada Infinitas son las APPS así como infinitas sus posibilidades y usos. Lo que si podemos tener muy claro es que cada una de ellas fue diseñada, pensada y programada con el altruista propósito de hacer la vida de los humanos mucho mas practica y sencilla... ¿Ó tal vez NO? Las aplicaciones sin duda hacen parte de nuestra cotidianidad y sus usos son tan diversos como podamos imaginar, se que no exagero cuando escribo que prácticamente hay una aplicación que satisface casi cualquier necesidad humana ¿no están tan seguros? Veamos: Si lo nuestro son las comunidades, grupos y socializar, todo tipo de aplicaciones y redes son ya muy conocidos por todos: Facebook, G+,Twitter, Pinterest, Instragram, etc,etc,etc. Y hay mas, suponga que es un hermoso día de vacaciones y de repente siente la necesidad de tomar una fotografía del paisaje pero adicionalmente le gustaría que en su foto aparezca su ubicación, fecha y temperatura.

Pero espere aún hay mas. ¿Ya las conocía?