Friday, October 30, 2015


The next step for SoloShot is that the camera be able to (a) "walk" so it can avoid people or objects getting in the way (e.g. like a smart robot); and (b) "fly" so it can actually track you across wider distances (e.g. as mounted on a drone).

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nano Clothing

"Did you fear that this may not succeed?"

"I always got those notions from other people. They would always try to force their thoughts into my head, saying 'No one's going to want this. No one's going to believe this. No one's going to want to buy this.' Sometimes if you really believe in an idea, you just have to drown out the rest of the world and just see what happens. So there's a big risk and an element of fear, but you have to push through it."

~Aamir Patel, 21-year old founder of Silic


Friday, October 16, 2015

The Pancakebot

"I make my imagination to do like a 'Pammcakebot' to make 'Pammcakes'."

Yes, exactly. You go, girl!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trackr Bravo, Iota, and Tile

As tracking devices, there is a lot of utility for Trackr Bravo, Iotera, and Tile. The distance between device and item makes a difference, so if you need one mostly for around the house, then Trackr Bravo is your solution. Otherwise, over longer distances, then Iotera is it.

Of course these devices can track not just things, but also people. By the same token, I imagine those people who track can themselves be tracked by other people. So, as it is with many inventions, I suppose, these devices can be used for good and not-so-good intentions.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Myo Armband

I'm sure the algorithms for detecting arm movements - from fine- to gross-motor - comprise of complex codes. But I imagine that the migration from mouse to Myo isn't that complex, at least not conceptually.

I like the notion of "If you're a gamer, then Myo is a game changer!" But I'm more into the arts than gaming, so I imagine Myo for orchestra conductors, performance arts directors, and innovative painters.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Bouyant Airborne Turbine (BAT)

The next generation of windmills for harnessing wind energy is the BAT: bouyant airborne turbine.  It has to be tethered to the ground, in order to transmit energy, but it reaches much higher altitudes where the wind is stronger.  Its design prevents planes and birds from flying into it, but what about its cable tethering - which could snare flying objects?

Over the next few decades, we can envision our skies full of traffic as we become increasingly less earthbound.  So I hope regulatory bodies and law enforcement are keeping up with the innovators!