Posts Tagged ‘ Hand ’

D.I.G.I.T. Digital Mirror Display By Teehan and Lax Labs

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‘D.I.G.I.T’, the digital mirror by toronto-based design studio teehan+lax labs is a camera feed built from 48 individual, and seven-segment panels that render graphics within the constraints of simple computing. Using techniques such as ASCII and typewriter art, the panels are determined with a single arduino micro-controller and receives commands from an open Frameworks application running on a raspberry pi computer. The system flips the LED sequence on and off depending on what it perceives as the background frame (when nobody is in front of the D.I.G.I.T unit) and the current frame during intervention. Hand motions are translated into real-time digital interactions, where numbers and symbols become kinetic silhouettes. Click on the picture above to watch the video about it.

Levitating Wireless Computer Mouse

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Russian designer Vadim Kibardin bothered about carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve dysfunction / entrapment) that occurs with long-term use of computer mouse and developed the “BAT” – the levitating wireless computer mouse. It consists of a floating navigator and magnetic base ring. As any active computer users can be prone to this ailment, the system aims to eliminate numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers caused from over exposure to a mouse by elevating the controls to an ergonomic position.

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The Torch Light Glove.

The new conceptual torch light designed by Slovenian designer Tilen Sepic, is something that has been picked straight out of the sci-fi movies. The whole idea of the concept as per the designer is to produce a working light without the hassle of shadows being reflected in the object. The device is supposed to be worn like a glove around the wrist and the light is emitted through the white LED which is a part of the device. The device also includes a battery pack with the light being transferred through the attached optical fibers to a specified location. Just point at the location and you will see light.

Lamborghini Carbon Fiber Bags Collection.

I’m as against man purses as much as the next straight guy, but when Lamborghini claimed to be the first company to utilize carbon fiber material in fashion accessories with their new line of fashion bags, I still had to take a look.  The bags will come in various styles (Travel, Messenger, and Envelope) with each completed in hand-stitched leather with palladium-finish galvanized brass accessories, hand-mounted studs, and cotton lining.  The colors of the bags are then highlighted by the diagonal graphite reflections, turn reflected by carbon fiber.  The Carbon Envelope bag retails for €850, which comes out to around $1,230US, while the Carbon Messenger bag sells for €1,050 (around $1,720) and the Carbon Travel bag costs €1,450 ( about $2,100).  Together with the travel bag collection, Lamborghini also released a new range of clothes and accessories for men and women for the fall 2011-winter 2012 season.

A Brief History of (Pretty Much) Everything.

Flip books have always amazed me for the simple fact that you have to start over every single page, and make on minute detailed change.  About a week ago, I posted up a ridiculous animation with balloons instead of the traditional flip book, but after seeing the entire “history” of the world drawn out on paper, I knew the original was well worth mentioning.  Check the method below.

Wyclef Jean Shot In Haiti.

A spokesman for Wyclef Jean says the he has been released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand.  Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean’s Yele Foundation, says Jean was shot in the hand after 11 p.m. local time Saturday in the city of Delmas, just outside Port-au-Prince.  Jean’s brother, Samuel, confirmed the musician was shot. Neither he nor Mignon had additional details.  The shooting comes on the eve of presidential elections in Haiti. Jean is supporting fellow musician Michel Martelly.  Bang bang.