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 »

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 »

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