Make-me-a-thing

Whatever am I makeing?!?

My mom sent me warm woollen socks she knitted! Awesome!

My mom sent me warm woollen socks she knitted! Awesome!


Let’s face it, most of us have enough computing power in our pocket to do 98% of our daily work. Recently I realized that most of the work I do is in the terminal these days with a bit of email. This means a tablet (iPad mini and my Nexus 4 phone in this case) loaded with iSSH would be the perfect lightweight travelling machine if only it had a decent keyboard.

Posted to: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:217252

A friend designed a part to hack an IKEA cabinet and I was able to print it out for him. This is my first collaborative printer project. I’ll post the thingiverse link and pictures of the part in place when he installs it.

Pictured are twelve of part A and 2 each of part B mirrored. 

thetechgets:

Tesla Motors CEO envisions transporting people at speed of sound with Hyperloop

Elon Musk, PayPal founder and current chief of Tesla Motors, has proposed a new mean of connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. The “Hyperloop” transport system, as it’s being called, will shuttle people back and forth at speeds that are faster than the speed of sound.

The Hyperloop shuttles are actually pods that travel inside low pressure tubes designed to exert minimal amounts of friction. Musk believes that the Hyperloop system will be capable of ferrying passengers every 30 seconds using a 70 pod system. As for thrill factors, Musk compares the supposed speed of sound trip to a kid’s ride at a popular theme park.

More Details at The Tech Gets

(Source: thetechgets)

futuretechreport:

Meta is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Smart Glasses Game

And their Chief Scientist is Steve Mann (i.e. the Father of wearable computing)

iammikewilson:

"Space Glasses", Augmented Reality Glasses by Meta

(via designersofthings)

I bought a nexus 4 and I love it but there’s a problem. It slips off its wireless charger. I can’t believe a product like this could be shipped with such a glaring design flaw. 

I thought about raising a stink and returning it but then I thought “oh yeah, I have a 3D printer”. One quick search of thingiverse revealed about 5 solutions.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:59441  

  1. Click download
  2. Click print
  3. Marvel at living in the future

As my own special addition I decided to use glow in the dark plastic so I can find it at night. 

futuretechreport:

15 Year Old Canadian Invents Flashlight Powered by Your Hand
Another reason to be proud to be Canadian today!
treehugger:

Portable light sources have been one of the most evolving inventions in history — from the primative torches and oil lamps of yesteryear, to today’s battery-powered flashlights and headlamps. But through it all, most of these illuminating tools have required an outside energy source that would deplete when needed the most.
But now, thanks to one particularly enlightened 15-year-old girl from Canada, your next flashlight just might be powered by the heat from your hand. Introducing, the thermoelectric ‘Hollow Flashlight’ — submitted for the Google Science Fair.
— Teenager invents a flashlight powered by the heat from your hand

futuretechreport:

15 Year Old Canadian Invents Flashlight Powered by Your Hand

Another reason to be proud to be Canadian today!

treehugger:

Portable light sources have been one of the most evolving inventions in history — from the primative torches and oil lamps of yesteryear, to today’s battery-powered flashlights and headlamps. But through it all, most of these illuminating tools have required an outside energy source that would deplete when needed the most.

But now, thanks to one particularly enlightened 15-year-old girl from Canada, your next flashlight just might be powered by the heat from your hand. Introducing, the thermoelectric ‘Hollow Flashlight’ — submitted for the Google Science Fair.

Teenager invents a flashlight powered by the heat from your hand

(via designersofthings)

openscience:

World’s first telescopic contact lens gives you Superman-like vision
“An international team of researchers have created the first telescopic contact lens; a contact lens that, when it’s equipped, gives you the power to zoom your vision almost three times. Yes, this is the first ever example of a bionic eye that effectively gives you Superman-like eagle-eye vision.”

Wow!

openscience:

World’s first telescopic contact lens gives you Superman-like vision

An international team of researchers have created the first telescopic contact lens; a contact lens that, when it’s equipped, gives you the power to zoom your vision almost three times. Yes, this is the first ever example of a bionic eye that effectively gives you Superman-like eagle-eye vision.”

Wow!

(via futureofscience)