Until further notice I’ll be putting up a post at the end of each month with the items of interest I’ve come across that just didn’t quite merit their own post. They will only be listed under the compilation tag in the Ideas category, so if you remember seeing something here and can’t find it, check there.
Fun laptop concept from Kyle Cherry. The top slides apart and flips up, doubling your screen size.
Manapotions has hacked a nerf gun to fire 500 rounds per minute, painted it up, and added a digital round counter. Watch it in action.
A team of students has hacked a cellphone and a webcam to screen for HIV and other blood disorders. I’m sure there are a ton of disclaimers that need to come with this thing, but it is truly a design inspiration (via WIRED).
The keyboard for blondes (via Geekologie).
Color e-paper that adjusts the distance of two layers to create color from the interference of reflected light.
Skateboarder having way too much fun skating in a swimming pool filled with turquoise balloons (video).
Someone hacked a Super Nintendo into an alarm clock (via Engadget).
Microsoft surface application keeps an eye on your glass and gives your bar a HUD telling drinkers when they should drink more or less to optimize drunkenness (via Engadget).
DARPA invents a gun scope that uses the long term average of the wavering images in heat waves rising off of the desert to magnify distant tagets (via TheFutureof Things).
For the advent calendar loving crowd, a calendar with a bubble wrap bubble to pop for every day of the year (find it here).
A nite lite fore kids that changes from a glowing blue moon at night to a cheerful orange sun at a specified time. It helps tell them when it is ok to get up and be noisy (via Crunchgear).
Please consider this to be an open post as well. Feel free to post a link to your blog, throw up a link to something you think should be featured on this site, or talk about what is on your mind. All comments will be moderated, so don’t be spammy.