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Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

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If you're looking to jumpstart an ambient lighting project and could use a controller with out-of-the-box iOS and Andriod support, you might want to check out the iGloLEDset from MEA Mobile. They've currently got a 5V kit that comes with a nice iOS/Android app to mix color gradients on-the-fly from... Read more »

Inspired by a nutcracker gifted to him by his granddaughter, maker John Hilgenberg created a magnificent nautical themed wall clock called The Quarterdeck Striker. Baltic birch gears and a unique weighted movement work harmoniously to strike the bell every half hour. Read more »


The folks over at Defense Distributed, the home of the Wiki Weapon Project, have successfully fired an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with a 3D-printed lower receiver. They were able to fire off only six rounds before the part failed, but some would consider that a pretty decent outcome considering it's composed... Read more »

The Leap Motion 3D controller is gearing up for general availability, but some developers have already started creating interesting interactive apps for the device. Check out developer Andy Summers’ AirHarp app that takes advantage of the Leap’s accuracy to produce an expressive music app. [via Synthtopia] Read more »


Steampunk fans won't want to miss 'Vintage Tomorrows' authors Brian David Johnson and James Carrott's webcas this Friday, November 30, at 10am PT. They'll be talking about what Steampunk (as a genre, movement, lifestyle, and philosophy) teaches us about the ways people are thinking about their relationships with technology. Read more »


Can’t get enough of Minecraft? Wish you could bring your creations with you wherever you go and interact with them in the real world? Now you can with the Minecraft Reality app by Mojang. That’s right–get chunky 8-bit style graphics rendered in hardware accelerated real-time 3D and mapped over your... Read more »


If you recently acquired an ebook reader, tablet, or smartphone and are looking to expand your technical library with quality ebook and video titles, then you’ll be happy to know that today you can save 50% on all ebooks and videos from That means that copy of Encyclopedia of... Read more »