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Kuppersbush Honeycomb Cook Tops
November 25, 2010, 12:27 pm
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These cooktops can be fitted into virtually any countertop material and provide a great freedom of arrangement. Just choose the number and the type of cooking zones you require. Then create your own, ideal layout. The controls for all the cooking zones are positioned centrally in a separate honeycomb, which you can locate within easy reach. The smooth and easy to clean sensor touch controls put the selection of the individual heat levels and all other functions at the tip of your finger. They give you all the benefits of electronic cooktops – including quick and easy cleaning.

via:: Kuppersbush

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Siftables
September 9, 2010, 7:58 pm
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Siftables are sets of cookie-sized computers with motion sensing, neighbor detection, graphical display, and wireless communication. Siftables act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate them—piling, grouping, sorting—to interact with digital information and media. Siftables provide a new platform on which to implement tangible games. The possibilities are endless. Check out the video to have an idea of how awesome these little bricks can be:

there’s also a great TEDtalk about siftables.

via:: siftables



Buglabs
January 26, 2010, 1:53 pm
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BUG is a modular, open source system for building devices. BUG gives you all the tools you need to build your dream gadget — a collection of electronic modules you can easily snap together and program to make any device you want. Best of all, it’s open source.

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Superbots
October 26, 2009, 9:30 pm
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superbots

SuperBot is a new type of robots that are modular, multifunctional, and easily reconfigurable. Its modules can be dynamically configured into different robots to fit the user’s needs. For example, it can crawl, walk, roll, climb, carry, fetch, or survey. The reconfiguration and module exchanges are easy and do not require any special knowledge or training. Such robots are economic because a single robot can provide diverse behaviors and can be changed frequently. This is ideal for home campanions, search and rescue, security, surveillance, and so on.

You can see them in action: here

via:: polymorphic robotics laboratory