Spoon organ!

The user can play musical tunes simply by touching a row of spoons sitting on a table, with a fork added in for good measure. A microcontroller is used to detect changes in capacitance caused by a finger pressing against the metal, which are then sent to a computer using... Read more »

Dekotora art trucks

This Alienware ad highlights Japan’s cool art trucks. I liked the makery atmosphere of the ad, though I think it’s possible the POV effect at the end was faked. See Pink Tentacle’s Dekotora truck post for a lot more pix of these super cool vehicles. Read more »

Video guide to Akihabara

Akiba and Patrick from the Tokyo Hackerspace recorded a guide to Akihabara, the fablous Tokyo electronics market. The above is just one of about two dozen videos. Read more »