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DIY: print your own android with these 3D printing instructions

DIY: print your own android with these 3D printing instructions

I love stories about people who chase obsessions, and this is certainly one of them: Gael Langevin is a French sculptor without any previous robotics experience who spent the last...

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It's a private cloud, but not as we know it

I thought you might like this to start your Monday morning: Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde is active in the private cloud business - literally. He regulates temperature and humidity of spaces, and then with a burst from a fow machine he creates a real cloud inside the room. Unfortunately, you can't visit the clouds in any museum: they collapse after af a few moments. Only a few people have ever had the pleasure of ob... Read more

Ultimate 2012 holiday gift for curious little kids: LittleBits

LittleBits is taking the world by storm, and rightly so, which is why we're highlighting them as a gift idea for curious kids this year. They're not only a great idea, there's also a great entrepreneurial story behind them. [caption id="attachment_3322" align="alignleft" width="150"] Aya Bdeir, LittleBits[/caption] LittleBits was founded by Ayah Bdeir, a Lebanese engineer with a history in the open hardware mov... Read more

VIDEO: watch this cute swarm of dancing Lego robots

It does not get any geekier than this (if it does, let us know): world renowned Italian robotics specialist Daniele Benedettelli  used crowdfunding to build an iOS controller for Lego NXT bricks. He reached his funding goals, and celebrated that fact by building a cute swarm of Lego robots who dance to Prokofiev music. Because you want to see the robots dancing, we'll show them first: Here's what Daniele did: ... Read more

Early bird productivity: an alarm clock that lets you race your friends out of bed

If you're competitive, you'll love this alarm clock. First of all, it looks like it's almost impossible to switch off. You have to really shake that thing to switch off the annoying noise. But if that's not enough to get you out of bed, you can also race your friends each morning - because the early bird gets the worm, and all. (Like all 'social apps' the weakness is that it does require your friends to use it). ... Read more

Would you like a hand crafted, wooden keyboard with that iPad mini?

Recently, we profiled Jacob Wolff-Petersen of Steelseries, who built an empire on high end mice, headphones, keyboards and other peripherals for ultra demanding gamers. Today, we bumped into these deliciously surreal keyboards by Orée (which in French means, the border of a forest, or the verge of something new, according to their site): they're hand crafted in wood - made out of one piece of wood, even, for aest... Read more