Kinect “Monkey Business” Wireless Puppet (video)

Ralph Kistler and Jan Sieber have teamed up and used a Microsoft Kinect motion controller, a handful of servo’s and a cuddly teddy. To create and interactive installation where users can move in front of a teddy and see it mimic their movements, like a wireless puppet.

First a wired frame skeleton was created and fitted with servo’s controller by the Kinect and a micro controller, the skeleton was then carefully inserted inside the cuddly teddy. Watch the video of how the mechanics were created and the final Monkey Business Interactive Installation in action after the jump.

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Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Projectors In iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

We have been hearing rumors for a while now that Apple is working to integrate projectors into future iOS devices, and now Patently Apple has discovered a new Apple patent which give us an idea of how Apple plans to integrate projectors in future iOS smartphones and tablets.

The new patent applications was published by the US patent & Trademark office today, and it shows that Apple is also looking to produce a projector accessory for its MacBook range as well as integrating projectors into iOS devices.

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PixelInvaders, Open Source LED Matrix Project (Video)

We just got an email from Michael Vogt from PixelInvaders to let us know about his new project, PixelInvaders, which is an open source hardware project for artists, and it is made from 3D RGB LED panels.

The PixelInvaders is capable of playing back real time generated video animations, the video below shows it in action, and multiple panels can be connected together to make larger displays.

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Willow Garage Remove An Arm To Make New PR2 SE Robot More Affordable (video)

If you have always want to get your hands on a Willow Garage PR2 Robot but cant quite find the $400,000 in change to place the order. You might be please to know Willow Garage has now unveiled a new and relatively cheaper model called the PR2 SE.

Unfortunately to save on costs and hit the cheaper $285,000 price mark, Willow Garage needed to remove a few components, well an arm to be exact. But don’t worry you can always buy the other arm later on once funds start rolling in.

Even with one arm you can still carry out some amazing tasks, watch a video of the PR2 SE’s bigger brother, all be it with two arms baking cookies after the jump.

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Spire Boat, The Batman Inspired Speed Boat (Updated)

The Spire Boat by Thierry Mugler, is a speed boat which has been designed by Thierry Mugler Studio, and as you can see from the photos below, the Spire Boat has taken some of its design inspiration from the original bat mobile.

Spire Boat is a company who have been making speed boats since 2006 and have teamed up with Thierry Mugler Studio to make this awesome Batman inspired speed boat.


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GameFly Introducing “Unlimited PC Play” Download Service

GameFly who acquired IGN’s Direct2Drive platform just over two months ago has today announced that it will soon be launching a new “Unlimited PC Play” download service. The new service has been created to enable subscribers to download and enjoy access to over 100 games that are supported on both PC and Mac systems.

GameFly is hoping to Launch a closed beta for the client on September 8 during a Los Angeles event, where attendees will receive a beta code for themselves and a friend. But don’t worry if you don’t live in the LA area as you can still sign-up by jumping over to the GameFly Beta website.


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Bonobo Plywood Bike

A unique bike called the Bonobo has been created by  Polish designer Stanisław Płoski, and has been created using a moulded plywood frame rather than a traditional metal alloy one, that you would expect to see on a mountain bike.

The plywood frame was created by laminating strips of veneer together to create a curved lines of the upper and lower bars of the frame. The flexibility of the plywood frame would  definitely provide a very different ride sensation when compared to a rigid metal welded frame of a framed traditional bike.

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The iPallet Table, A Table For Your iPad

We have featured quite a few different accessories for the iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, but I think this is the first iPad dedicated table we have featured, and it has been made from a combination of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets and glass.

The iPallet Table even comes with its own built in 30 pin dock connector, so you can charge and sync your iPad whilst using the table, and from the photos it looks like it can store two iPads

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Photo Stats iPhone App Creates Infographics From Your Photo Metadata

If you are an avid iPhone photographer a new application has been created that will allow you to view your photo metadata in the form of lovely infographics directly on your iOS device. Photo Stats, is a native iOS app which lets you create cool infographics about how, when and where you have taken photos on iPhone.

Once installed this neat little application will provide you with easy to read graphs of when and when your photos were taken but also provide information on size, exposition, ISO and photo application used to name a few.


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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Multiplayer Beta Launching Exclusively On PS3 Consoles

As of next month if you are lucky enough to own a PlayStation 3 you will be able to enjoy a sneak Beta preview of the new Assassin’s Creed Revelations Multiplayer game. The exclusive Beta will be available to PlayStation Plus and Uplay members and will be available between September 3-8th, after which it will then be opened up to all PS3 owners for Beta testing.

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Investors Want Nintendo To Release Games For iPhone And Android

Nintendo’s latest handheld gaming console hasn’t exactly been a hit with gaming fans, Nintendo recently dropped the price of the console in an attempt to boost sales, but it would appear that this isn’t enough to keep investors in the company happy.

Investors in Nintendo want the company to start developing games for other platforms, which would include Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform.

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Nokia BH-112 Bluetooth Headset Adds A Little Colour To Your Day

Are you looking for a headset with a little more character? Well Nokia has launched a new range of colourful Bluetooth BH-112 headsets this week that provide a little more character than the mundane black and silver models that flood the market.

The new Nokia BH-112 Bluetooth headsets come in five colours: cyan, magenta, green, black and white, complete with matching earbuds. Using Bluetooth the headsets have been designed to work with any mobile phone and support multipoint connections allowing you to connect the BH-112 headset to more than one phone. i.e your work and personal phone at the same time.

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