Some folks we met in Charlotte had a mission: they wanted to win a contest (sponsored by Red Bull) for the coolest Arduino project in the land. I think they may have nailed it. The project, built by engineers and designers for Edison Nation, turns an ordinary desk into a booze-infused party zone when the clock hits five (or when you slap the Swingline stapler.)
The project has been submitted to the Red Bull website and the guys could use your help getting to the top so they can head out to the 2012 Maker Faire in NYC.
Sadly the Red Bull website is an absolute mess and there is no visible means of voting, but if you figure it out, give these guys a nod. It’s not every day that you see a system that can turn an office into a red-hot, robotic bar.Related Posts:
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For the modern dental enthusiast, we present to you the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean USB toothbrush — because keeping your stank breath fresh at your computer is essential for early morning Skype calls. Long since gone are the days where brushing your teeth was limited to the bathroom. Nowadays, you’ll need to keep those chompers fresh no matter where you might find yourself, including (but not limited to): the computer lab at school, your home office, your boss’ office, or maybe even the Apple Store. Claiming up to 100 percent plaque removal and 44 percent more bristles, some are going so far as to call this £250 ($ 405) teeth gleamer the “iPod of toothbrushes.” Check out the full PR and the so fresh, so clean jam after the break.
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In far less depressing (non-squid) animal news, a 12-year old African spur-thighed tortoise NAMED GAMERA (♫ Gamera is really neat, Gamera is filled with meat ♫) had to have its front left leg amputated after a severe burn and tissue damage. So what did the vets do? What any Transformers fan would — epoxied a swivel wheel from somebody’s desk chair on him. BU-BWAM! — Gamera rolled out of surgery with a new lease on life. Oh man, just think if he’d had a set of wheels when he was racing that cocky hare (NOT assy fur). He…probably would’ve flown off the course and crashed into a tree or something.
Hit the jump for one more shot and a video of Gamera bein’ all “I don’t if I got a wheel for a leg, I’m here for the grass.”Related Posts:
Sick and tired of your pathetic little mousepad? Why not check out the WarPad? It’s a massive 16.97 by 13.98 inch surface designed to rid your gaming marathons of mousing friction and the vague discomfort that comes with having the palm of your hand rest on the edge of the pad. The WarPad accomplishes the latter by clipping to the edge of your desk and slowly tapering off the side. XFX’s massive single-player gaming mousepad can also slide back and forth on your desk, when you need to make some more room for your Novint Falcon. You can buy the WarPad now for $ 55. Video after the break.
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I haven’t used a stapler in years, nor a straight-up calculator, but I remember my days of desk work where I needed this stuff every day. It might be kind of metro to have matching tape and hole punch, but I think I could have pulled it off.
The best piece of this “Buro” line from Lexon is this little USB hub/card reader. It’s got a nice understated design but a distinctive color (the lime is better than the purple), and would be genuinely useful on any desk.
Check out all the pieces and colors here.
Sony’s first jump into the DAB radio pool involves this gorgeous tabletop model. The XDR-S16DBP features a monochrome 16×2 LCD, headphone jack, dual 0.8W speakers and of course the goods needed to pull in the digital radio signals floating over most of Europe. £79 (around $ 127) will put this retro set in your life. Available now in Euroland.
- 10 easily adjusted angles between 10° and 80°
- Built-in Storage Compartment fits nearly all iPad cases, wraps, and gelskins
- Plush stain-resistant premium black vinyl fabric base
- Fits the iPad, Kindle, Galaxy Tab, Nook, Motorola Xoom, netbooks & notebooks, e-readers, media players, and video gaming devices
- Keeps dangerous electronics heat off your lap and stomach
Tired of leaning your brand new iPad against coffee cups, stacks of books, or piles of pillows just to find a decent angle? Instead, stay comfortable: Prop It Up adjusts to 10 angles to securely position your device, whether you’re slouching on a couch, working at a table, or resting in bed. Stop holding and start propping with Prop It Up.
With just two fingers Prop It Up can be adjusted to the perfect angle for you and your device, keeping them and you cool. The Prop It Up rests softly and securely on laps, stomachs, chests, and flat surfaces. Perfect for relaxing on the couch, long transit or car trips, at a table or desk and it’s absolutely superb for lying in bed.
-10 easily adjusted angles (iPads rest between 10° to 80°)
-Ultra-soft and stain-resistant foam base
-Storage compartment fits nearly all iPad wraps, cases, and gel-skins including the Apple iPad case!
-Scratch and heat resistant surface
What the reviewers think:
“Prop It Up, an adjustable stand that works on your lap as well as it does on a reclined belly.” – Macworld “Of all the things I tried, this was the nicest iPad stand for around the house…” -The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
“If you plan on doing a lot of typing on your iPad in your living room, then you can’t go wrong with the Prop It Up!” -TadSpot
*Prop It Up accommodates nearly all laptops and books. Results vary depending on size, weight and design. Laptops with tall rounded or angled fronts may not work at every angle adjustment. Prop It Up is only designed to support 5 lb. or lighter devices and media.
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This is convergence at its finest. The aquarium pump is powered by USB, which also handles the power requirement for the multifunction clock and thermometer. Then several LED lights can either light-up your desk or the fish. Only a vaporizer would make the desktop device more useful and appealing for several obvious reasons. $ 40 @ Brando.