Tag Archive | DIY

The Future of Wearable Technology

This is a video about an interesting technology: the wearable technology.

As computing moves from our desktops to our phones, we look into the future to see how technology will become increasingly ingrained in our movements and our active lives. From the Nike Fuelband to Google Glass, consumers are already seeing hints of the future of wearable devices. They have the possibility to make us more knowledgeable about ourselves and our surroundings, and connect us with each other in an uninterrupted, more intimate way. From DIY wearables to high-tech sensors and smart fabrics, the years ahead will show how integrated technology can impact our lives for the better.

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Play with smart materials

This is an interesting video from TED about playing with smart materials using open source methodology.

Ink that conducts electricity; a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch; a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists, and Catarina Mota says: It’s time to play with it. Mota leads us on a tour of surprising and cool new materials, and suggests that the way we’ll figure out what they’re good for is to experiment, tinker and have fun.

Beyond Caine’s Arcade

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An interesting talk from TEDx about a boy how liked a challenge and build a home-made arcade game.

All Caine Monroy wanted was for some people to come and play in his homemade arcade. What he got has become so much more. Via a short film posted on the internet just a few short months ago, Caine Monroy has become an internet sensation. Nirvan Mullick is an award-winning filmmaker and digital strategist, whose short film CAINE’S ARCADE has taken the internet by storm and launched a worldwide movement. The story of Caine and Nirvan is a wonderful example of human connection and what amazing things can happen when people join together to help someone fulfill a dream.

Making DIY Look Easy

Can we use make DIY electronics using open source hardware ?

The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build an empire from castaway altoid tins and other common household items.

More information in the next video from Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Forum 2012

Limor Fried, Founder of Adafruit Industries, discusses the power and potential of DIY electronics at the 2012 Innovation Forum.