Stephen Myers, a Ph. D student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, rigged up a webcam so he could check in on his dog while he's in school. But that wasn't enough: Myers built a motorized dog treat dispenser out of a CD spindle case, cardboard scraps, random household junk and a servo motor, then hooked it up to the internet using an ioBridge "Smart Board." He can now hit a button on his iPhone to see his dog, then hit another button to dispense a dog treat.
The craziest part: Myers completed the entire project in about 90 minutes, start to finish. You can see the results in the video below.
Muji's transparent playing cards are cool, but Norman Ibarra's
Metrodeck Playing Cards are cool while checking the recycling & sustainability boxes. For two years the Brooklyn-based designer has been collecting those discarded Metrocards you see scattered around various subway stations, and after experimenting with a couple of print shops in...
[photos by Dino Perrucci][photos by Dino Perrucci]The Brooklyn Academy of Music tapped David Byrne to design their new bike racks, which went up just last week. Ex-Talking Heads frontman Byrne is no stranger to bike rack design—see an earlier project of his here—and was inspired by typography this time around:When...
Proper poker purists would probably protest, but progressive people might potentially prefer playing with these. Muji's partially-transparent PP Playing Cards are produced from polypropylene, making for a pretty product. Purchase price: $17.95.Go PP and flushGo PP and flush
The decorative vessel has long been an object of cultural significance, and the flower vase in particular embodies a certain dynamic meaning, as it is intended to complement the ephemeral beauty of its contents. For her most recent project, Israeli designer Hadar Glick chose to focus on vases precisely for...
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