PING! Augmented Pixel

July 5th, 2011

“PING! Augmented Pixel” is Niklas Roy‘s latest project.

“PING! – Augmented Pixel” is a seventies style video game, that adds a layer of digital information and old-school aesthetics to a video signal: A classic rectangular video game ball moves across a video image. Whenever the ball hits something dark, it bounces off. The game itself has no rules and no goal.

You could say that it’s just an augmented reality version of Pong. But Niklas just did a little more than just that. PING! – Augmented Pixel doesn’t use a computer to process the video signal and display the game. Niklas made a read hardware box with its own micro-controller. Impressive work!

One Coffee Cup a Day

July 1st, 2011

One Coffee Cup a Day is a project by Bernat Cuni. He designed 30 variations of the classic espresso coffee cup during 30 days. The cool thing about this, is the fact that you can actually buy them. When you order one, it will be printed 3D in glazed ceramics by Shapeways. Unfortunately there are only 3D renderings of the designs, it would have been interesting to see the real 3D ceramic product.

found at iGNANT

Polargraph

June 23rd, 2011

I really have a sweet spot for drawing machines. Sandy Noble developed his own version: the Polargraph. He was heavily inspired by Hektor, the spraycan robot, but also by the AS200 drawbot and Harvey Moon’s drawing machine. I really like the style of the drawings, which is probably defined by the dual-polar coordinates the system uses internally.
I guess it’s no surprise that he used an arduino board and processing to build the Polargraph.

found at triangulation blog

Embroidered Portraits

June 22nd, 2011

These embroidered portraits by Daniel Kornrumpf are insane. I want my portrait done by him!

found at swissmiss

DataBot Mouse

June 17th, 2011

DataBot Mouse is very interesting experiment by Jan Barth and Roman Grasy. They’ve developed a computer mouse which can give data physical properties, to make the communication/interaction between man and data more human and easier to understand.

The mouse is able to communicate three different properties of data. It can show you the weight of files and folders, by braking with different force, according to the file-size. Or you can set a custom weight for files, just like the color marking function in MacOSX. So you can find important files more easily.
The third property, the mouse can show you, is the activity of files and folders. By “breathing” with different intervals, it shows how much a file was opened or how busy a folder has been recently.

It was developed with vvvv and arduino.

Untitled (Hello World)

June 15th, 2011

Untitled (Hello World) by Valentin Ruhry. It’s just a huge board with a lot of switches, but I would love to have it on my wall.

found at triangulation blog

Hand stitched Vogue Covers

May 3rd, 2011

These 2 hand stitched Vogue covers were made by Inge Jacobsen. There’s much more to discover in her portfolio. I just really liked these 2 because she also shows us the back side.

found at iGNANT

Machine Paintings

April 1st, 2011

In 1977/1978 Anton Perich built a painting machine, an early giant paintjet printer. Since then he’s been making these amazing Machine Painting. I really like them. You can see one of his machines in action in the video below.

found at A Shaded View on Fashion

Nike Schröder

March 22nd, 2011

Thread is Nike Schröder her main material when she creates her artworks. She stitches images out of her direct surrounding into textile art. ‘The Edgar Eduard Emma Herbst Series’ is an homage to a friend of Nike and plays with ‘the adaption of the chaotic way the thread develops painting like qualities very adequate to his personal character.’

found at designboom weblog

The Future Piggy Bank

March 10th, 2011

“The Future Piggy” Bank is project made by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden. In just a few days, they made this mock-up of piggy bank that accepts credit cards. By using very simple components like an arduino board, a sensor and an iphone as a display, they were able to create a piggy bank which behaves like a Tamagotchi. If you don’t feed it with a credit card it will become sad and the other way around. Very nice work!

found at Co.Design


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