DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:18:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Woobots: Wooden Transformer toys for keen collectorshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37503/woobots-wooden-transformer-toys-for-keen-collectors.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37503/woobots-wooden-transformer-toys-for-keen-collectors.html#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:10:22 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37503 Transformers have captured the imagination of billions who want to create one for themselves, and it is not surprising that a lot of them have eventually come-up with their DIY transformer creations. Maybe all or some of them are too complex for an average DIY’er to make. The only option is to get all those fancy toys in the form of a transformer, but they are just too gaudy for geeks. Those who are looking out for something different and creative wooden transformers are not a bad option. To be precise WooBots which are wooden transformers just in time for...

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Researchers manage to cultivate electronics inside plants!http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37498/researchers-manage-to-cultivate-electronics-inside-plants.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37498/researchers-manage-to-cultivate-electronics-inside-plants.html#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:07:27 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37498 How plants grow is a very complex mechanism which researchers have just begun to understand. The complexities in network of cells and channels that pass water and other nutrients from root to the leaves. In a startling finding by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden, the pants can grow conductive wires to provide communication and power systems for electronics. Leading this research is Professor Magnus Berggren who along with his team have managed to augment plant’s functionality and making them grow electrical circuits courtesy a special conductive polymer known as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene). The team put a rose plant in solution filled...

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Bike lock with fingerprint recognition eliminates the chances of thefthttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37487/bike-lock-with-fingerprint-recognition-eliminates-the-chances-of-theft.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37487/bike-lock-with-fingerprint-recognition-eliminates-the-chances-of-theft.html#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:52:34 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37487 Securing your bicycle with a bike lock is a major hassle in winter season and otherwise also you wish there was a simpler mechanism to keep your bike secure. A full-proof method that would provide easy operation of opening or closing the bike lock. This is Grasp, a bike lock with fingerprint recognition system that allows you to secure your bike or unlock it within the blink of an eye. This U-shaped biometric lock has an optical-based sensor that scans for user’s fingerprint and only unlocks if a correct match is found. Attention has been paid to the ergonomic design...

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Black Ops 3 GobbleGum Machine replica made from over 4,000 Lego brickshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37483/black-ops-3-gobblegum-machine-replica-made-from-over-4000-lego-bricks.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37483/black-ops-3-gobblegum-machine-replica-made-from-over-4000-lego-bricks.html#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:54:17 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37483 [ZaziNombies LEGO Creations] got numerous requests for creating the GobbleGum Machine featured in Black Ops 3 Zombies mode included in the Shadow of Evil and The Giant modes. Obviously, the creation had to be a Lego make as [ZaziNombies] master in creating Lego replicas like Gjallarhorn rocket launcher replica, Lego Tomislav or Call of Duty: Black Ops III Bloodhound gun. One of their biggest Lego built, the Lego GobbleGum Machine made from over 4000 Lego bricks and the clear glass globe alone took over1,200 little crystal pieces to make. Just like in the game, the machine dispenses one gumball by...

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Off-road buggy taken to the limit in death-defying stunts by RJ Andersonhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37459/off-road-buggy-taken-to-the-limit-in-dead-defying-stunts-by-rj-anderson.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/24/37459/off-road-buggy-taken-to-the-limit-in-dead-defying-stunts-by-rj-anderson.html#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:56:50 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37459 Automotive stunts have always pushed daredevils to the limit with a craving to come-up with something that no one else has tried before. Be it Ken Block who is the master of drifting or numberless other people who excel in Motorsport stunts. Every now and then we come across death-defying stunts which literally bring heart to mouth, and this custom off-road buggy stunt is one straight out from the daredevil category. Driven by 20-year-old champion California racer RJ Anderson, the turbo-charged Task Utility Vehicle (TUV) breaks all barriers by performing eye-popping maneuvers in Youngstown, Ohio. This buggy is a custom...

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Rowkin Mini wireless Bluetooth earbud connects to two devices at oncehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/23/37450/rowkin-mini-wireless-bluetooth-earbud-connects-to-two-devices-at-once.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/23/37450/rowkin-mini-wireless-bluetooth-earbud-connects-to-two-devices-at-once.html#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:54:23 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37450 Are you on the lookout for a good pair of earbuds that create minimum hassle for you? Then Rowkin Mini wireless Bluetooth earbuds are just the kind of accessory you have been looking for. These earbuds are ideal for people who love to have their music always plugged-in and can’t afford any irritating roadblocks. Touted as the world’s smallest wireless Bluetooth earbud with a built-in mic and portable charging case, Rowkin Mini is a god sent music streamer audiophiles cannot deny. The earbud allows you to connect to 2 devices at once which is a feature I’ve been looking in...

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Large-scale Lego sculptures of DC comic characters to debut in Sydney [In Pictures]http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/20/37436/large-scale-lego-sculptures-of-dc-comic-characters-to-debut-in-sydney-in-pictures.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/20/37436/large-scale-lego-sculptures-of-dc-comic-characters-to-debut-in-sydney-in-pictures.html#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:54:03 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37436 If you have an obsession for Marvel comics and Lego bricks, and for an obvious reason want to see the two under one roof – head over to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, where the world’s largest collection of DC Comics-inspired LEGO artwork is at show. The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, which summons all super hero and super villains is world is work of seasoned Lego artist Nathan Sawaya and is scheduled to open to public on November 21, and it’s expected to remain there until May 1 before going off to a world tour. The Art of the...

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Kinect-powered physiotherapy app Vera gets FDA approvalhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/20/37433/kinect-powered-physiotherapy-app-vera-gets-fda-approval.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/20/37433/kinect-powered-physiotherapy-app-vera-gets-fda-approval.html#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:32:40 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37433 San Diego, California-based Reflexion Health recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) go ahead for its Microsoft Kinect for Windows-based motion tracking application for physical therapy. The app called Vera with the approval becomes one of the only few FDA certified digital medicine companies to use innovative methods and tools to impart care more effectively and in an engaging manner. Designed to use Kinect’s motion sensor and camera to help people with their physiotherapy, the app will have a positive effect on patients and doctors. Vera app is an interactive and entertaining way that doctors can use to increase patient’s adherence...

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Disabled inventor’s eye-controlled wheelchair wins top prize of $196,000http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/20/37420/disabled-inventors-eye-controlled-wheelchair-wins-top-prize-of-196000.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/20/37420/disabled-inventors-eye-controlled-wheelchair-wins-top-prize-of-196000.html#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00:07 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37420 Life is very difficult for people with disability who are dependent on caregivers to move from one place to the other in a wheelchair. Especially for people with motor disability which limits them from using electric wheelchairs. To get over this problem for people with such disabilities, Patrick Joyce from Wells, Somerset, Steve Evans from Thames and David Hopkinson from Ditton inSurrey have developed an Eyegaze technology module called Eyedrivomatic. # Eyedrivomatic This device connects to any electric wheelchair and controls it with the movement of eyes only. The same technology that is used in Eyegaze which allows people with...

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Ejecting capsule for commercial planes will save crew and passengers in a crashhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/19/37414/ejecting-capsule-for-commercial-planes-will-save-crew-and-passengers-in-a-crash.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/11/19/37414/ejecting-capsule-for-commercial-planes-will-save-crew-and-passengers-in-a-crash.html#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:39:05 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=37414 Would you pay additional for a flight that guarantees you safety in case of onboard fire, engine failure or any kind of in-air technical problems? Ukrainian aviation engineer Vladimir Tatarenko believes all onboard passengers can survive a plane crash if one day his invention of a life saving capsule can see light of day, but there’s only one condition, the flight costs will increase. Tatarenko has been working and patented a rescue container for commercial aircraft crew and passengers, which can eject out of the rear hatch of the plane, saving lives of everyone onboard. Tatarenko’s innovation is not a...

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