I think the coolest advantage of these ties is using the rigid nature to hold things in place – such as holding your flashlight at the right angle while you reach into a small space with both your hands free.
Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!), 1 tablespoon unsanded grout (this can be purchased at most hardware/home improvement stores, we got ours at Home Depot), mixing cup or bowl, spoon, paint brush and an object or board you plan to paint on.
Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. To slate a chalkboard lightly rub chalk along the surface and then lightly rub it off.
Very cool. I suppose paint might stretch the definition of a gadget but one of the nice things about having your own blog is you get to decide what fits. This is a pretty cool idea so I included it.
In addition the KudoCase will help you locate your iPad. If you can’t find your iPad just whistle and it will set off an alarm in the KudoCase.
The KudoCase itself stores power so you can recharge directly from that battery without any light. You can also charge your iPhone via the USB slot on the case.
The device is fairly heavy – 1.7 pounds.
The concept is great. It seems like a product that could use some improvement (based on user reviews) with future versions but it very interesting.
Zhu Jingxuan, a junior in the Fashion & Art Design Institute of Donghua University, loves gourmet food and travel, which inspired her to invent a curious device she calls a food printer.
It’s a combination of camera, smell extractor and printer. During a trip, when people enjoy delicious and distinctive local food, they can use the device to take pictures and collect the aroma simultaneously and then print them postcard-style. Posting the cards to family and friends enables them to share a good eating experience visually and aromatically.
“I spent several months designing it,” said the 20-year-old student majoring in industry design. “What I completed was just an idea and draft sketch. Without the help of Sony’s designers, I could not have made the model.”
Zhu’s food printer concept design won the “most-fun” award of the sixth Sony Student Design Workshop. The annual design contest was launched by international electronics company Sony Corp in 2006 and aims to erect a platform for Chinese university students to undertake industry design, inspire their creative potential and support China’s innovations and inventions industry.
Very cool: both the gadget and Sony’s efforts to engage young minds to shape the engineers of the future. We need to encourage those that are going to give us our gadgets in the future.
You can improve your shot making by practicing or just get this handy gadget and let the trash can adjust to where you throw. An Asus Xtion Pro camera is placed on the to track the shots and more the trash can to the appropriate place.
This new device lets you control you computer with 3d movements of your hands. Pre-order leap for just $75.
The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.
Setup is just as intuitive. Plug the LEAP into a USB port. Load the Leap Motion software. Do a quick wave to calibrate. That’s it. In minutes, you’ll be able to interact with your desktop using natural hand and finger movements.
I haven’t jumped into juicing myself. I have thought about it and mainly haven’t done so out of laziness. In looking at options I think the Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer looks very nice.
I like the convenience of just drinking healthy stuff. The slow juicers seem to capture a greater yield of juice (based on reviews I have read). Reviewers also seem to think greater nutritional value is retained (I am not sure how much credence to give this claim). I do think losing the fiber is a bad part of juicing though.
Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer (this is a bit slow but very good for wheat grass and leafy green vegetables). Both have 10 year warranties.
2.0 Watt 6 Volt Panel: ightweight, monocrystalline solar 2 Watt panel for $25. They are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant. This one is designed to charge USB battery for handhelds (for iPhones…).
They also offer a Spark Tablet Case which includes solar panels and a battery. The solar panels charge the batter and the battery can be used as power for the tablet (iPads and other tablets).
Smart phone from Asus that plugs into a 10.1″ tablet that runs Android. It looks kind of cool but honestly doesn’t seem that special. Still, even just the size of the tablet is good.
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