Tag Archives: library

iPad Wall Concept Would Make The Library Cool Again

While one iPad might not offer the excitement and innovation that me and the fuhrer were hoping for, an entire wall of iPads could change the way we interface with the very walls that surround us. The iPad Wall concept incorporates multiple iPads into the very fabric of our library’s structure, creating a completely interactive experience you can actually touch. ...

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Falling Books Bookend: Reading is Dangerous

Playing God is entertaining. If it wasn’t, games such as The Sims and the iPhone’s Pocket God wouldn’t be nearly as popular as they are. So why shouldn’t gadgets offering a bird’s eye view of another person’s misfortune not be popular as well? The Falling Books Bookend adds a dose of omnipresence into your study or library. Watch as a ...

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Something Worth Looking At In New Jersey

When you think of New Jersey, your mind isn’t whisked away to a magical island. Instead, you think of guidos, landfills and the all-time Asteroids champion. Sure, I’m from NJ originally, but that’s not going to keep me from hating on my home state. But for once, New Jersey has something worth checking out. Mikyoung Kim Design has created this ...

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Control an iPod With Arduino

The iPod is hands down the most popular music player on the market nowadays. To really get the most out of it, you’ll need to whip out your Arduino microcontroller and the soldering iron. Using a new library written to allow control of an iPod through a the 13-pin connector, you’ll be able to write programs that can get the ...

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DIY: Mini Segway

Think you can ride a Segway? Sure, it might look easy – until you fall. For those not skilled in the ways of a normal-sized Segway, perhaps a mini Segway would be more to your liking. This DIY project found on the Arduino.cc forums was posted by user Arduino.poet whose created this mini-Segway which has no practical purpose but does ...

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Kill The iTunes Arrows

Know those arrows in iTunes that appear when you select a song? Yeah, the ones that take you to the iTunes Music Store when you’re trying to change tracks. Kill Apple’s dirty little secret and use this tip from TUAW to get your arrows to redirect to your iTunes Library. Instead of making impulse purchases on DRM-ridden tracks, you’ll end ...

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Robots take over Chicago State University Library

Well they didnt really take over the entire library; they merely took over the jobs of librarians and the hassles of students. Students no longer have to search through the massive stacks of books to find that obscure book their philosophy teacher asked them to pick up. Every book, CD, and DVD in the library are tagged with a radio-frequency ...

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