Really, a RoboMosquito

Creepy Crawly Bot Bugs

by Douglas Black  October 24, 2016 In what is yet another way to creep us into a future of submission to mechanical overlords, Researchers from MIT and Stanford University introduced these crawly-bots at the User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.  These centimeter sized Rovables roam all over their human vehicles, dare I say it, like bugs, by…

Dick Tracy Watch

Project VoiceBank

by Douglas Black, March 21, 2014 Spoiler Alert!  No trolling here – no blithering negativity about some politically polarized opinions. My surgery went very, very well.  I cannot praise my Orthopedic Surgery Team enough.  It was truly a Five Star Experience.  From my Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Savage, to the Anesthesiologist, pre-op Nurses and PA’s, and…

Window Socket Solar Charger

Want Simple? We Got Your Simple.

by Douglas Black, April 29, 2013 Some of us want things less complicated, not more.  There are so many options on SmartGadgets and SmartGizmos that simply baffle me. If you also fall into that same category, (on/off is good) then here is a high tech solar charger for both of us. Two clever inventors have…

WoodBurner LLangton

3D Printing? Meh. Let’s Add Fire

by Douglas Black, April 10, 2013 Inkjet and laserjet printing are routine.   3D Printing?  Meh.   Let’s add fire. Anyone my age (boomer) had some sort of experience as a kid with the wonderful world of wood burning.  You got your little kit with planks of craft wood, plug-in burner, assorted chisel points, and groovy patterns…