A glassblower friend made this neat little test piece with clear glass, then sandblasted it for the frosted look. I freeformed a 3W RGB LED driver with a custom Arduino variant (with a piggybacked 7805 regulator) and stuck it inside.
Right now, the sketch is just a simple RGB color wash from the Arduino website, but I'll probably spruce it up and add sensors over the next day or so :)# vimeo.com/52518134 Uploaded 48 Plays 1 Like 0 Comments
littleBits is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. We built littleBits to break the boundaries between the products we consume and the things we make, and to make everyone into an inventor.
Each littleBit has one unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons), and with different combinations you can make large circuits. littleBits allows you to create interactive projects without any background in engineering, programming or wiring, in a few seconds. It's as easy as snapping LEGO bricks together. And the best part is, it's open source!
This video was entirely made with littleBits, check out the individual projects at: littleBits.cc/community
We’ve been featured in the New York Times magazine, acquired by MoMA for the museum’s collection, called by Bloomberg TV “LEGO for the iPad generation“, won "Best of ToyFair 2012", and we're not tired one bit!
For more info and to get yours, check us out at: littleBits.cc# vimeo.com/45276780 Uploaded 281K Plays 1,094 Likes 10 Comments
Old Norse is a short film documenting Conor Harrington's trip to Vardø, Norway.
With thanks to Pøbel and everyone involved with Komafest - komafest.com
Cinematography & Edit - Andrew Telling
Grade - Chloe Hayward
Musical Score - Lucinda Chua
Guitar & Musical Production - Andrew Telling
Titles - Chris Thompson
For those interested you can stream the soundtrack here - soundcloud.com/lucindachua/old-norse# vimeo.com/53156939 Uploaded 85.2K Plays 1,628 Likes 41 Comments
The Iso-phone is a telecommunications concept providing a service that can be described simply as a meeting of the telephone and the isolation tank. By blocking out peripheral sensory stimulation and distraction, the Iso-phone creates a telephonic space of heightened purity and focus.
The user wears a helmet that blocks out all unnecessary sensory input whilst maintaining the head above the surface of the water.
This water is heated to body temperature thus blurring the boundaries between the user’s body and the external physical environment. In combination, a space is created providing a pure, distraction free environment for making a telephone call. The only sensory stimulus presented is a two-way voice connection to another person using the same apparatus in another location.
The recent boom in mobile telephone usage has led to telecommunication being practiced in an efficient rather than a qualitative manner. Wireless technologies have brought about profound changes in the way interact. The cultural assimilation of the mobile is now at a point where its ubiquity permits function with little contextual discrimination and it’s portable nature has led to a blurring of the real world with the telephonic. This techno-schizophrenic existence conflicts with the very distinctions that make communication necessary and expressive. The aim of this project was firstly to offer an alternative take on the telephonic experience and secondly to generate discussion with a wide audience on how emerging technologies affect culture and human behaviour and experience.# vimeo.com/7140102 Uploaded 4,590 Plays 29 Likes 0 Comments