3D book scanner blows through tomes at 250 pages per minute
With help from the University of Tokyo, Dai Nippon has created a book scanner that can plow through texts at up to 250 pages each minute. A mechanism flips through pages at lightning speeds while a pair of cameras overhead snap detailed images of each sheet as it flies by.
Real-life Pixar lamp interacts with humans and is totally adorable
Every now and then, we stumble across a robotics project that just makes our hearts melt. Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett used Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV to create Pinokio, a robotic lamp that calls to mind Pixar's bouncing mascot
Portabee: A $500 3D printer you can finally afford
Here’s a basic reality about consumer 3D printing right now: It’s still too expensive. Consider the recently launched Replicator 2, a well-designed device with an eye-popping $200o price tag. If there’s a reason why consumer 3D printing hasn’t exploded yet, price is certainly it. Here, then, is a solution: The Portabee, a $500 3D printer that aims to go where no other 3D printer has gone before: The realm of affordability.
Sous la forme d’un projet de financement Kickstarter, le designer Benjamin Redford a imaginé Projecteo un mini projecteur qui utilise du 35mm afin de permettre de choisir et de projeter ses photos Instagram. Une idée originale et très réussie bientôt en production.