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Augmented Reality Toys Represent a New Era in Gaming

May 7, 2016

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Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]

Video Tech: Popcorn Robot, Time Hacks, Siri Beatboxing and a UFO Drone

April 27, 2016

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Robotic Glockenspiel plays Popcorn Canadian James Cochrane created a beautiful prototype for this robotic glockenspiel player built out of solenoids, wooden dowels, paperclips and elastic bands. But this is a completely different bag of computer chips, using servos, an Arduino Uno, MIDI shield and Adafruit’s 16 channel I2C servo driver. “My next project is to […]

Shaking The Cave: Virtual Reality Researchers Present VR Demos Live From The Octave at Salford University

January 11, 2016

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John O’Hare is a senior researcher and technical director of the Octave System – a VR immersive cave environment – at the University of Salford. He’s got some rather impressive videos of the system at work. In the autumn of 2015 John took his camera into the University of Salford to record projects underway in […]

Mission Control: Life In Space for Tim Peake and Principia on board the ISS

December 4, 2015

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Get your tickets for the Principia Mission Launch LIVE at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre on Tuesday 15 December. Newcastle’s Centre For Life will host an all-day live video event covering British astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station on 15 December. Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut whose background is as […]

How Shape and Colour Changing Materials Will Transform Our World: Life In 4D

October 2, 2015

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Programmable materials are a clever matter. Any material that can change state, shape or optical properties also has the power to change the world around it. In 2013 the programmable materials pioneer Skylar Tibbits presented a TED talk on the birth of 4D printing. While 3D printing may be making waves in industries from house […]

Bendy Electronics Firm Brings Kits to the Masses Offering Lightweight Internet Anywhere

June 26, 2015

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Build lightweight internet connected machines or wearable technologies with the printed circuit board that aims to revolutionise maker projects – the Printoo. For far too long the world of electronics has been dominated by rigid circuit boards, little squares of brittle plastic studded with capacitors and resistors. So say ‘hola’ to the genesis of flexible […]

Animatronics Guru Reveals Secrets Behind the World’s First Two-Tonne Hexapod

June 6, 2015

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Have you ever seen a two-tonne hexapod turbo walker in action? It’s not an everyday occurrence. Meet the ‘Mantis’ walker’s inventor, Matt Denton, who told WeLove Digital about building hydraulic robots for Jim Henson, designing monsters for Harry Potter and how the Mantis could have been a 300 tonne leviathan. Building a two-tonne hexapod is […]

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