Day: April 9, 2005

Motorized luggage?

Motorized luggage?

powercell3.jpgI’ve been traveling over the last couple days and just saw this “Why struggle with heavy baggage? Dragging suitcases through busy airport lounges is tedious, backbreaking work – but it doesn’t have to be that way”. Motorized luggage. I’ve found airports don’t like wires, batteries and motors built in to things that normally don’t have them, at least not my little projects. I’ve been thinking of building a suitcase that powers a WiFi finder when rolled (vibrates the stick, beeps or handle glows) but realized I’d have even more trouble with my bags.

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Understanding speaker frequency response

Understanding speaker frequency response

speaker.jpg“Here’s a quick quiz: which of these two speakers sounds better: Speaker A with a frequency response range of 45Hz to 18kHz or, Speaker B with a range of 20Hz to 25kHz? The truth is…” Here’s a great article by Paul Dicomo on eCoustics.com about the frequency response spec and what the information on a frequency response chart means.

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GameOptics forum is open

GameOptics forum is open

lcd.jpgThe USB LCD device I’m playing/hacking around with now has a forum courtesy of the developers. Here’s what Alex from Gameoptics says “Many of you have had such great insights and questions regarding the GO that I invite you to please share them with the rest of the community. This forum is the means to make GO truly yours and you all know how open we are to your feedback. This forum is now the best means to contact either myself or Vicken Simonian, our Director of Software Development, please take a second to check it out”.

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Build your own GameBoy

Build your own GameBoy

migon.jpgPixelsumo is a really cool blog with all sorts of posts about using game controllers as music instruments- just added them to my rss reader. One post which Peter Kirn sent my way is the “Mignon Game kit” a DIY kit for creating your own 7 x 5 pixel GameBoy games. Be sure to check out the video!

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bickr, Flickr based photo game

bickr, Flickr based photo game

bickr.jpgSome students at the Interactive Telecommunications program at New York University made a photo game based off of flickr.com called bickr. bickr uses image-based games to raise group effects where participants share physical spaces and compete with each other and against teams in other physical locations. Photos of the first bickr photo battle station can be found on this flickr group pool, they even have a working bickr photo battle station now.

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