The Confectionary Cannon – Face Tracking Marshmallow Shooting Gun

The Confectionary Cannon - Marshmallow Shooting Gun

Forrest Bourke, Saarth Mehrotra, Michael Searing and Elliott Wyse from Olin College of Engineering built an interesting project called The Confectionary Cannon, it is a Face Tracking Marshmallow Shooting Gun! It uses air pressure which is released by a sprinkler valve to launch marshmallows to their victim using face tracking to get it done. … Read More

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 adds software store, improves boot speed

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Canonical has some pretty ambitious goals for Karmic Koala: faster startup times, tight cloud integration, an improved experience for netbooks, a Ubuntu software store, and much more. Some of these changes in recent alpha builds and yesterday’s 9.10 alpha 6 continues to bring things into focus. … Read More

Originally posted 2009-09-25 09:38:50.

Solar Powered Sunflower Jaguar

Welcome to the future – where plants take us by surprise and seal our fates as the dear or dying species on this planet! Our only defense is the “Jaguar Mark XXI.” Designer Christopher Pollard has made this nature defense vehicle. It drives like a mother. Then when parked, the black panels activate. These panels are photovoltaic, lift from the car automatically, and face the sun, like the sunflower. Scary, right?

It’s totally science. Watch the video. You’ll see it.

The “living” panels signify “the synergy between the car’s energy replenishing function and the natural science from which it takes its inspiration.” The photovoltaic panels use solar power – a power you may have heard of – to power the car. Additional details bist written below. It’s like a -oh what to do you call it – Transformer!

Green car / in disguise!

Designer: Christopher Pollard

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Originally by Chris Burns from Yanko Design on July 8, 2009, 12:01am

Originally posted 2009-07-08 23:00:06.

Turbo Charge Your New XBMC Installation

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We give a lot of attention to XBMC here, and with just cause. It’s an open-source, cross-platform, highly-customizable media center solution that outperforms just about every commercial option out there. Here’s how you can make it even better. … Read More

Originally posted 2009-12-30 15:00:47.