Giant Robot Snake (video)

The Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology has created a monster robot snake with an on researching how snakes can move forward without the use of legs. Watch the video after the jump to see how it performs.

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Highschoolers Build Jawdropping Electric Car

The creativity of high school kids really should never be underestimated. A mere glimpse at this post’s corresponding pic inspires a bit of surprise and admiration.

Of course, it would be quite a stretch to imagine that a bunch of kids built this from scratch. Alas, the truth is the whole project was funded and helped along by tire maker Bridgestone who provided the four fuel efficient Ecopa EP100 tires and a modified F1 racer ‘laminated’ with a see-through plastic chassis.

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DIY Portable Dreamcast Mod (video)

Modder Techknott has taken an old Sega Dreamcast and created a fantastic portable version of the ill-fated console that at the time of launch brought with it some classic games.

This fantastic mod features a colour screen stolen from a PSone, all the original Dreamcast controls and even allows you to connect to your TV via A/V out jacks . Check out the video after the jump to see it in action.

DIY Portable Dreamcast Mod

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Single-Handed Game Controller Mod (video)

DIY hacker Hasse has a brother who can only use his right hand and wanted to help him enjoy gaming by designed and building a DIY single-handed game controller.

Hasse has a business in technical product innovation, so decided to build a protype of a single handed game controller constructed from a number of different components from 4 different controllers. Check out the video after the break.

Single-Handed Game Controller Mod

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FireFighter Communication Gloves

To aid Fire Fighters communicate without voice European designers Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon have created a unique concepts that allows communication via hand gestures.

The FireFighter Communication Gloves allow wireless communication by using coded LED buttons embedded on the top of the gloves. When other standard methods of communications may not be fully operable or required.

FireFighter Communication Gloves

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Electric Light Chess Set

This retro electric chess set design was created by Brent Blake (pictured below) an American architect, design consultant and competitive chess player.

The simple yet innovative design uses plug bases, sockets, bulbs and ceramic elements as its main components. For the chess pieces transparent, coloured and clear bulbs become the typical pieces, instead of relying on shape
and form, colour is the distinguishing factor.

Electric Light Chess Set

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Tank Track SkateBoard

This Tank Track skateboard is just a concept at the moment, but wouldn’t sure like have one? I know I would.

Designed by Bryson Lovett the tank track skateboard is totally removed from the traditional mechanics of a skateboard I doubt it will ever make the light of day as a production item. But I am sure Tank Girl would definitely be riding one if they ever did.

Tank Track SkateBoard

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Lunartic No Spokes Cycle (video)

The Lunartic Cycle designed by Luke Douglas is constructed with a combination of different wheel sizes, a toothed belt drive and hub less rear wheel.

Luke a final year student at Loughborough University Design and Technology has already created a fully working prototype that can be viewed in the video after the jump.

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Glass Bottomed Balloon Not For The Faint Hearted (video)

If you like terrifying rides this glass bottomed balloon will definitely get your adrenaline pumping. Designed by Christian Brown, (the pilot who travelled around the world in a balloon with Sir Richard Branson) the glass bottomed balloon is thought to be the worlds first.

Even Brown with 18 years experience and holding the tethered altitude world record at 10,000 feet, says the experience of flying his new glass bottomed airship was terrifying. Check out the glass bottomed balloon’s maiden voyage after the jump.

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Tokyoflash Night Vision Watch Concept

The guys over at Tokyoflash have been creating quite a few funky watch concept designs recently, the latest one is the Tokyoflash Nigh Vision Watch.

As usual with all of the Tokyoflash watches, telling the time takes a bit of brainpower, and certainly makes things more interesting,  it features a smoked glass lens and a matte black case and strap.

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DeviantArt’s Muro Pure HTML5 Drawing App

The team over at DeviantArt have created a new HTML 5 browser-based drawing tool created entirely with web standards called Muro.

Being created in HMTL 5 there is no need for flash or any other plug-in to use the drawing app and it works with all modern browsers and lets your start drawing immediately.

Muro

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