Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a manta ray?!? Robotics company Festo turned up at a convention with this unique and amazing metallic drone that moves through the air like it’s swimming underwater. It can be seen flying alongside a pair of chrome dolphins in this video.
With millions of packages nabbed annually by porch thieves, we dream of revenge with glitter bombs like Mark Rober makes. But it’s simpler (and less messy) to monitor deliveries and scare off thieves with the Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell’s motion detector, emergency siren, and instant video/audio alerts on your phone.
Artificial intelligence technology is getting really good at certain things, especially things like writing and replicating voices. This video from Speaking of AI combines both of those skills to create a convincing Jerry Seinfeld standup routine that he neither wrote nor performed in real life.
Love Hultén is back with another awesome custom build. The Doodlestation is an analog synthesizer with a playful aesthetic. It combines Sequential, Moog, and Hologram modules, a theremin, and a tape-loop echo. Complementing its easter egg colored keys and patch cables is a visualizer with a dude barfing a rainbow.
Think you can do better than WTF With Marc Maron or The Joe Rogan Experience? All you need is a smartphone, the Professional Podcast Masterclass Bundle, and a good mic so you don’t sound like an amateur. JLab Audio’s Talk Pro USB Microphone optimizes sound quality for podcasts, music, streaming, and gaming.
The Mavis is a build-it-yourself analog synth kit that embodies the spirit of Moog. The compact instrument has a 24-point patch bay, an analog oscillator, a voltage-controlled filter, a 4-stage envelope generator, and a sample-and-hold circuit. It easily integrates with any Moog semi-modular or Eurorack system too.
Upgrade your laptop with this powerful docking station from BlitzWolf. This 14-in-1 docking station lets you connect three 4K displays via HDMI and DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 devices, two USB-C devices, and more. It’s also an enclosure for an M.2 SATA SSD. It’s on sale for a limited time at Banggood.
After building several self-balancing machines, engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could make one that could help him walk across a narrow beam. It uses a large motorized wheel that changes direction based on the angle detected by a sensor. The trick is not letting his body compensate too much for its motion.
There was a time when finding what you wanted on Google was a simple task. But over the years, the ubiquitous search engine has modified its algorithms and design so much that it can overwhelm with irrelevant information and ads. Comedian Ryan George pokes fun at what it’s like to run a search these days.
A couple of years back, Stuff Made Here created a basketball hoop that was always in the right place to catch the ball. Now he’s back with an upgraded, cable-driven robot with six degrees of freedom so it can catch balls thrown long or short or off-axis. Like all good engineering projects, it required lots […]
It was just yesterday that we paid our respects to Floppotron 2.0. As we hoped, Paweł Zadrożniak was at work building an even bigger and better electromechanical band. Floppotron 3.0 has 512 floppy disk drives, 16 hard disks, and four flatbed scanners for a richer and fuller sound than its predecessors.
Paweł Zadrożniak’s electromechanical orchestra has entertained millions with over 120 covers of popular songs. Now, the Floppotron 2.0 is being retired, and Paweł is sending it off with a performance of Andrea Bocelli’s Con Te Partirò, and there’s not a dry eye in the house. We’re hoping he’s just making room for Floppotron 3.0.
Loupedeck takes on the Elgato Stream Deck with their own programmable streaming controller. The Live S console has 15 touch-sensitive LCD buttons, four tactile buttons, and two push-button analog dials, all of which can be used to control popular streaming and creative apps.