Hacking a Geiger Counter

Akiba from Tokyo Hackerspace has been understandably interested in geiger counters of late. The day after the nuclear problems started occurring at the plant, geiger counters started popping up on Ustream. After that, Pachube set up special accounts for radiation data feeds in Japan (thank you Pachube). Unfortunately, geiger counters... Read more »

Kaiju anatomical drawings

For those curious about the inner workings of kaiju beasties like Gamera (top) and Guiron… The anatomical features of Gamera and his foes are detailed in a set of illustrations found in one volume of the KaijÅ«-Kaijin DaizenshÅ« movie monster book series published by Keibunsha in 1972. [Via Pink Tentacle] Read more »

Foot-operated elevator button

I've wanted a door "knob" that worked like this for years. Would've been especially nice in some of the large chemistry and biochemistry labs I've worked in, where the "gloves on or off" protocols for opening doors between rooms were not always clearly established and/or followed. [via Gizmodo] Read more »