Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cool jobs

Learn about the cool jobs some people have in these Yahoo Second Act videos:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Live Flight Tracking

A Massey University alumnus, James McCarthy has invented an aircraft locator system that tracks flights in real-time. Called Spider, the portable device that plugs into a lighter socket, relays the aircraft’s GPS position to the internet through an Iridium satellite network modem.

In the event of crash, the impact can cause standard locator devices to fail, minimizing the chances of rescue. Powering on at take-off, the Spider sends its location every two minutes - a more effective system for not just aircraft, but usable in vehicles and boats too.

See the SpiderTracks website for more info.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Beautiful midi keyboard design

Here is a beautiful midi keyboard design by Bård Edlund.

MIDI keyboard design by Bård Edlund from Bard Edlund on Vimeo.
Most MIDI keyboards look like cheap toy spaceships from 1982. But music production is now a home activity. Here's a keyboard you'd be proud to have around.

See more about the design on EDLUNDART.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Where's WALL-E?

Can you find WALL-E in this artwork by Richard Sargent?

How many of these robots from movies, television and popular culture can you name? The entry that identifies the most characters correctly by 31 August 2011, will win a signed poster print. See Hopewell Studio news and events for details.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Universe Sandbox

I stumbled upon this amazing universe simulator software the other day - Universe Sandbox. Some especially cool features include 3D viewing and fictional orbits like the Death Star around Endor.