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The Week in Design: A Body-Heat-Powered Phone and a Transforming Car/Copter

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. The...

DIY R2-D2 Hides 11 Consoles and a Projector, No Lightsabers

There is almost nothing a dedicated DIY nerd can't cram into an R2-D2 chassis, and here's some solid proof from UCLA engineering student Brian DeVitis. This astromech droid is a highly modified ice chest packed with 11 consoles, both current and classic, that -- thanks to R2's projector -- can be played wherever there's a blank wall. Check out photos of the build at DeVitis's site and coverage...

Gesture-Controlled LuminAR Robotic 'Lamp' Is a Personal, Projecting Assistant

Well, those crazy kids at MIT have done it again. We're pretty floored by this video (after the jump) of student Natan Linder's LuminAR robotic assistant, which looks like a desk lamp married to the Terminator's exoskeleton. And a task lamp was, in fact, Linder's inspiration for this gesture-driven droid, as he essentially replaced the traditional incandescent bulb with a state-of-the-art...

Taggers to Blanket Alys Beach With Digital Graffiti

Alys Beach promotes itself as the "crown jewel of Florida's Emerald Coast," but the still-green community only dates to 2004. Recognizing a need for an enticing an "extraordinary" event, town patriarch Jason Comer beseeched his residents to devise creative, alluring attractions. According to CNN, former video game reviewer Mike Ragsdale drew inspiration from the town's prevalent white walls,...

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's 'Solar Equation' Brings Out the Sun at Night

As part of the 'Light in Winter' Festival in Melbourne Australia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has created one of his largest projects ever: a three-dimensional, animated scale model of the Sun, tethered in the sky above Federation Square, called 'Solar Equation.' Lozano-Hemmer employs a giant helium-filled balloon, approximately 47 feet in diameter (100 million times smaller than the real Sun), upon...

Researchers Show Off Bendable Projection Screen for Mobile Gaming

According to New Scientist, the future of handheld video games might be a thin, bendable screen combined with a small projector. Zi Ye and Hammad Khalid of the Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Ontario showed off their gaming system, dubbed Cobra (.pdf link), last week at Atlanta's Computer-Human Interaction meeting. The gamer wears a small shoulder pouch, which houses a computer and a...

The Greenest Mag Uses No Paper At All, Geeks to Get Hitched on Twitter

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Print is dead! Long live the... slide projector? Rotary Magazine is a boutique publication that appropriates old transparencies found on eBay and presents them as a...

Studio Attempting Huge, World Record-Breaking Movie Screening

The Telegraph reports that Pinewood Studios, a film company based in Britain, aims to break the world record for largest movie screening when it shows the 1996 film 'Mission: Impossible' at the studio compound this Saturday. The Tom Cruise thriller, which was filmed at the studio, will be shown to a drive-in audience on a screen measuring 240 feet wide and 60 feet tall. If it goes off without a...

Make Your Own Projection 'Screen'

Videophiles will mock, but, if you have a video projector and no space for a proper screen, paint a patch of wall instead. Sites like Paintonscreen.com sell specially formulated paints, but they're pricey. Instead, opt for a very light gray semi-gloss on a pristine wall and try outlining the viewing area in black. Click here for more Tech Tips....

Hallowindow Rig Turns Your Home Into a Haunted House

With Halloween just around the bend, Mark Gervais' creation is just too timely too ignore. Originally conceived around this time last year, the Hallowindow projector rig turns your peaceful, totally plain home into a nightmarish haunted house with just a beamer, a white sheet, a source, some speakers and Mark's own animation DVD. All's that left for you to do is hop on past the break for a...

London Restaurant Serves With Touch-Sensitive Tables, Menu Projectors

A chic London restaurant and bar called Inamo is making patrons' dining experiences digital by projecting colorful menus and aesthetic patterns onto touch-sensitive tabletops. When browsing, patrons can preview the food as if it were on the plate in front of them -- only flatter, we suppose. They can also order their meals, look up neighborhood services, and select one of seven visual vibes...

Panasonic Announces PT-AE3000 LCD Projector

Panasonic just announced its brand new PT-AE3000 LCD Home Theater Projector at the CEDIA Expo (the annual convention of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, if you were wondering). According to Panasonic, this projector pumps out images at a full native 1080p HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), 60,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1,600 lumen brightness. The projector includes...

Put a Projector in Your Pocket

Most of the time when you think "projector" you probably visualize a big box with a lens sticking out of one side and vents on the other, innards stuffed with fans to try to keep a smoking hot bulb (or bulbs) from setting the whole thing on fire. Modern projectors are smaller, lighter, and cooler than their predecessors, but if Texas Instruments' latest claims are to be believed, the humble...