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Flippypad for Project Ara
Have you heard about Project Ara? Basically, it’s a phone with hot swappable components that’s being developed right now by Google. The Verge has a pretty good article about it if you want to know more. What’s interesting about this project is that besides the cpu, camera, and battery, manufacturers can create any number of weird specialty components that can be fitted into the device.
And so, I give you Flippypad! A hinged controller that turns the phone into a neat little clamshell gaming device. It has an L and R button, a D’Pad, two flat joysticks (similar to the one found on the 3DS) and the familiar ABXY diamond. It’s probably large enough to house a good amount of extra battery too.
If you want to see something like this get made, please share it with folks! If I can get the word out, maybe it’ll will find it’s way to the right people, and I can start developing it for real.

aethertechnician:

Flippypad for Project Ara

Have you heard about Project Ara? Basically, it’s a phone with hot swappable components that’s being developed right now by Google. The Verge has a pretty good article about it if you want to know more. What’s interesting about this project is that besides the cpu, camera, and battery, manufacturers can create any number of weird specialty components that can be fitted into the device.

And so, I give you Flippypad! A hinged controller that turns the phone into a neat little clamshell gaming device. It has an L and R button, a D’Pad, two flat joysticks (similar to the one found on the 3DS) and the familiar ABXY diamond. It’s probably large enough to house a good amount of extra battery too.

If you want to see something like this get made, please share it with folks! If I can get the word out, maybe it’ll will find it’s way to the right people, and I can start developing it for real.

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Dear Game of Thrones Writers,

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Dear Game of Thrones Watchers,

Last episode was written by GRRM himself. This episode was D&D. You think GRRM doesn’t have final approval on the scripts? You foolin’ yoself.

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The Chance To Dance Again

by Michael Keller

We highlighted the TED talk of Hugh Herr a couple of weeks ago. But his work is too important and beautiful to leave to just one post.

The MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences is making prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons that restore function in those who have lost legs from injury or disease. This set of gifs focuses on his team’s BiOM powered ankle and foot prosthesis

"Bionics is not only about making people stronger and faster," he said during the talk. "Our expression, our humanity can be embedded into electromechanics."

To prove his point, Herr and fellow researchers studied dance movement to replace the lower leg that professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost after last year’s Boston marathon bombing. He concluded his talk by bringing Haslet-Davis on the stage to perform a bionic rumba. 

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I know I reblerghed a different gifset already. But this is so goddamn amazing it deserves another one.

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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"We opened a new 40,000 square foot photo studio in Brooklyn and now shoot an average of 10,413 photos every day in the studio’s 28 bays."

Jeff Bezos’ annual shareholder letter, EX-99.1

Been fascinated with Amazon’s secret 40,000 square foot photo studio here in Williamsburg. Nice to see it get a little mention in the annual letter.

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rickwebb: I met a makeup artist with ten years experience who works at that studio. She says that it’s the hardest work she’s ever done (they’ll shoot hundreds of items per day, per model) but that it’s also the best paying gig she’s ever had.

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