reaDIYmate Internet Connected Paper Companions (video)

A new concept has started its journey on Kickstarter that allows you to create paper reaDIYmates that can then be controlled via the internet to carry out a number of different commands.

reaDIYmates have been designed to be Wi-fi paper companions that can move and play sounds depending on what’s going on in your digital life. Watch the video after the jump to see them in action, and the concept fully explained by its designers.



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Skyrim Virtual Reality Kinect Setup Unveiled (video)

If you enjoy a game of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game, you might be interested in this new virtual reality setup which has been created to provide Skyrim gamers with even more intensive gameplay immersion.

The Skyrim Virtual Reality system consists of a Microsoft Kinect Sensor combined with a Sony HMZ-T1 headset which provides the Stereoscopic 3D. Watch the video after the jump to see the Skyrim Virtual Reality setup in action.

Skyrim-Virtual Reality Kinect

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Internet of Things DIY WiFi Camera

Over the years we have featured a number of professionally manufactured WiFi cameras, but if you have ever fancied building your own, now is the time.

An open source camera kit called the Internet of Things Camera allows you to build your very own WiFi camera using a Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD card together with a few other components supplied by Adafruit.

Internet of Things Camera DIY WiFi Camera

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Trexta Sketch Up Recyclable iPhone Cases

If you fancy creating your very own customised iPhone 4/4S case. The Trexta Sketch Up cases might well be worth a look. They have been designed by Trexta to be environmentally friendly and be easily recyclable.

But the great part about the Trexta Sketch Up cases is that you can doodle or draw your very own design on the case, personalising it to your exact tastes and needs.

Trexta Sketch Up iPhone 4 cases

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Remote Control Back To The Future Flying DeLorean Quadrotor (video)

We have featured a number of DIY quadrotor machines here on Geeky Gadgets but this “Back to the Future” Flying DeLorean Quadrotor created by a Russian modder is definitely worth a mention.

After the break you can see how the DeLorean Quadrotor was created and of course how it flies. The Back to the Future Flying DeLorean Quadrotor is even fitted with some Flux capacitor style LED lighting to add to the effect when flying at night.

Back to the Future Flying DeLorean Quadrotor

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Steampunk Portal Gun

Fans of Steampunk and the Valve Portal game should enjoy this Steampunk Portal Gun created from a variety of weird and wonderful components. Including an antique alarm clock, hangers, plumbing parts, a plant pot, various lids, a plastic tub, a pocket laser disc, lightbulbs, and “metal covering from an old hairbrush”. Which has all been moulded together to create the device pictured below.

Steampunk Portal Gun

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Legoflex Lego Twin Lens Camera By Carl-Frederic Salicath

We have featured a number of Lego cameras here on Geeky Gadget but this latest Legoflex twin lens build by freelance photographer Carl-Frederic Salicath looks fantastic.

Carl-Frederic decided to build the camera after being inspired by Cary Norton 4 x 5 Lego Camera we featured back in April last year. The camera he chose for his project was a Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) using 120-film made from Lego bricks.


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Adafruit’s Internet Of Things Printer Project Kit (video)

If you would prefer to read tweets, news, or sports results on something a little more physical than a digital display. A new mini printer developed and built by Adafruit called the “Internet of Things” printer might be the perfect product for you.

The mini printer uses small receipt rolls to printout incoming tweets, and other information for you to read at your leisure. Watch the video after the jump to see the Internet of Things printer in action.

Adafruit Internet of Things Printer

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Awesome Lego Pneumatic Robotic Arm (video)

The very impressive Lego pneumatic robotic arm has been built by Max Shepard, and has been constructed to accurately mimic the full range of motion of a normal human arm and hand. The amount of weight the Lego pneumatic arm can lift is limited to the shape of the object and orientation of the wrist and elbow, but in its current construction state this is limited to just a couple of pounds.

Lego pneumatic arm

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Low Tech Solution Enables You To Record Both Sides Of A Story Simultaneously (video)

A low tech wooden device has been created to provide a simple solution to recording the full story from your smartphone. Using a pieces of wood and a mirror the device enables you to position your smartphone to record both sides of a story at the same time.

The low tech device has been called the Love Box and has originated from Paris France. Where the designers needed to easily record both sides of a conversation. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

Love Box

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Counter Strike Map Recreates The Office From The TV Series (video)

Counter Strike fans of the TV series The Office by NBC, might enjoy playing this new Counter Strike Source map which has been created, modelling the Dunder Mifflin paper mill offices from the comic TV series.

The map builder has been creating the CSS map on an off since 2009 and has done a fine job, creating The Office in all its glory. Spending over 500 hours building each section in detail, see the results in the video after the jump.

The Office CSS Map

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