Light bulb is a levitating yet powered lightbulb. It will float stably in midair and remain on for years without any physical contact, charging, or batteries. Ironically, with the levitation and wireless power circuitry both on, this entire package still consumes less than half the power of an incandescent bulb.

This is not a trick or a photoshop manipulation. The bulb and the casing contain hidden circuitry that uses electromagnetic feedback to levitate the bulb roughly 2.5″ from the nearest object, and uses coupled resonant wireless power transfer to beam power from the housing into the bulb itself.

Tesla invented wireless power transfer in the late 1890’s. However this effect is still largely underutilized. I wanted to explore this effect coupled with feedback stabilization of a naturally unstable object. Details in the figures highlight the embedded circuitry and techniques used to levitate and power the bulb.

For detailed pictures see Light bulb site.

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Bubble Calendar

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A poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day, it puts people’s love of popping sheets of plastic bubbles to a useful purpose: marking time in style. Described as “The Cleverest Calendar Ever” in a review by Guy Kawasaki, this modern calendar is appropriate for any design-conscious home or office.

“Popping bubbles is something everyone loves,” says Stephen Turbek, designer of the Bubble Calendar, explaining the inspiration behind the design. “Kids love learning about the calendar while popping the bubbles. Bubble Calendar is also perfect gift for that obsessive person in your life; as long as they don’t pop the whole year the first day!”

You can buy 2009 Vertical Paper Bubble Calendar.

Bubble Calendar homepage.

If you like popping bubbles more than work you can try this flash game.

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Micro Spy Camera Watch

Written by willbe in Gadgets, Watches

This cool spy gadget looks like any other wristwatch, except it has a built in spy camera which is capable of capturing video at a resolution of 352 x 288. It comes with 2G of storage and records video in AVI.

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The Kenchikukagu is a series mobile furnitures designed by Japan company Atelier OPA. There are a mobile workstation, a mobile bed and a moible kitchen. Everything can be folded and hidden when is not in use. This mobile bed include a lighting and a small workspace! These mobile furnitures are designed for work, sleep and eating. Kenchikukagu is available on Amazon Japan for JPY 800,000 (about $7436 US).

 

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ASUSTeK, a Taiwanese computer manufacturer, now has a mouse that supposedly detects the user’s heart rate and shows the info in a little widget on the screen. Let’s see if you can make it blink faster than the hard drive access light on your laptop.

 

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Geek Shopping

Written by willbe in Gadgets, Useful links, Watches

Geek gadget shopping site

Shop great collection of geek gadgets at http://geek-gifts.front.lv/

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Aluminum Cube Jigger

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This solid aluminum cube jigger

This solid aluminum cube was designed by Josh Owen. To quote the designer, “the design of the aluminum cube jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures used to mix alcoholic drinks, into the smallest possible dispenser.

Aluminum Cube Jigger

The form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups, from which sake is sipped from the corners. The six measurements are .5 oz, .75 oz, 1 oz, 1.5 oz, 2 oz, and 2 1/4 oz. The cube measures 3 inches per side and weighs a full pound. There is a recipe book included which has directions for 14 favorite cocktails.

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Tokyo Flash Watches

Written by willbe in Design, Gadgets, Watches

Tokyoflash is the worlds leading supplier of unique Japanese watches. Established in 2000 we have been giving our customers the chance to own a cutting edge piece of wrist wear otherwise only available in the land of the rising sun.

Our design philosophy is to create something unique, fashionable and functional. Tokyoflash is not here to design in the established watch arena – there are already many great designers doing that now. What we are trying to do is create a whole new market where your watch is an individual fashion statement and talking point.

Japan’s eclectic fashion scene is the perfect environment for the type of designers that we like to work with in creating watches combining exceptional originality, unique styling and eastern aesthetics.

Men’s “Star Performer”

Tokyo Flash Men's Star Performer

If you’re looking for a watch that helps you through the day and increases your good fortune while looking amazingly hip and futuristic, then we suggest you wrap the Star Performer around your wrist. Tokyo Flash has done it again, delivering a unique timepiece that is a bit cryptic to use, but so utterly stylish you’ll be willing to learn. The watch displays the functions by lighting up the number in the column that is needed. Watch lights up one number in each column to tell the time. For example, 1-2-5-3 would be 12:53. The four icons on top light up when the mode is selected. From left to right, the icons are Clock, Sun, $, and a Martini Glass. The Clock icon represents the time and if it is the evening, the Martini Glass will also light up to remind you that it’s happy hour. The Sun icon represents the day and date. The digits 1-7 on the left side are for each day (1 equals Sunday, and 7 equals Saturday), and the left two columns represent the days. The $ icon represents the year and symbolizes good fortune in the future. And if you really want to show off, use the Pimp mode light-up function to set an “optical alarm” that will turn up all the lights in a firework-like manner at whatever moment you select. The Star Performer measures 2.9 centimeters across, 5.5 centimeters long, and 1.1 centimeters thick, and features a band made of solid stainless steel (maximum wrist size 21.0 cm) with a push-button, fold-over clasp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Modern Wine Thermometers

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The Carl Mertens Wine Thermometer

The Carl Mertens Wine Thermometer shows whether the temperature of a bottle is within the ideal range for the type of wine listed on the band. It requires no batteries.

This unique thermometer clips around a wine bottle and within a minute or so, the temperature of the wine appears on the heat-sensitive band.

If the temperature is within the range for the type of wine indicated on the part of the band, the wine is at its prime temperature and ready to be served.

Material: 18/10 satin steel.

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Bendi Light Up Keyboard

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Bendi Light Up Keyboard

There is a whole world of life inside your keyboard, biscuit crumbs, coffee spills, bits of yesterday’s sandwich, and all sorts of other undesirable muck that floats in un-invited.

The Bendi Light-up Keyboard however is a virtually indestructible waterproof gizmo that’s clean, flexible (you can roll it up and stuff it in your pocket if you want to look like you’re pleased to see someone) and best of all, it lights up! Read the rest of this entry »

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