Apr 01 2014

Build me a Kitty: Magnetic 3D Bricks to Build Digital Images

gausscatWhat would you say if I told you that the technology now exists for you to digitize 3D objects? Hopefully you’d say “Old news,” because that kind of thing has been around for a long time. These are different though. These are Gauss Bricks. Little magnetic building blocks that allow you to create images on your tablet.

A grid of sensors, attached to the back of a tablet, tracks the magnetic field around an arrangement of bricks. An algorithm uses this information to recreate the shape of the bricks in digital form and display it on the screen. “It’s like an X-ray camera that can see through the tablet, detecting magnets on or above the display,” says Liang.

Using different types of bricks lets you create a range of designs. Basic bricks have two styles of joints, allowing a block either to be locked to a neighbour or to bend freely. If you use more sophisticated bricks with motorised joints you can build a mechanically responsive structure, and conductive coatings can let bricks respond like a touchscreen.

I’m not sure about piling magnets on my favorite piece of electronics to ever accompany me during a poop, but if these will let me build a friend. I’m all for it.

Hit the jump for a video.

By .


Skip to comment form

  1. Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword….wait there’s even more Now what if i told you there was a simple WordPress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That’s right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

  2. whole of the UK but of course most of our work is in London .

  3. I most certainly will most likely produce wow gold.

  4. We have purchased this brand of bracelet a few period. Every single one is very adorable, created very well, does not tarnish additionally important based on what one particular you purchase furthermore that your render that in order to.

  5. Therefore when i bought this I was thinking they is going to be your pleasant still cheaply made bracelet perfect for stocking stuffers. But it is created beautifully and are thick and so its maybe not plastic material or with ease broken steel. My personal mother liked that it. This can be a little bit on the tiny part so if you posses a larger wrist i wouldnt advocate they but it is so worth the actual steal pricing!!

  6. Awesome headphoneschoose, well priced additionally what are presented. Awesome gifts container plus poem even enclosed. Awesome for the mother’s evening!

  7. Yet not while fancy at real world whether mothers wrist is maybe not 2small do not get things reason this be tight .. its attractive but some thing yur 5year aged make . Non that not so it really is a ok gifts to give yet not your wow gift…cant go wrong if do not get far to blow for a present after that have they

  8. Good mother’s day gifts. Though, all bracelet took quite very long at appear, therefore appeared after the vacation. Our mother conveyed your she liked your bracelet, however We have never viewed the lady put on things still. 🙂

  9. it comes within a breathtaking box appearance very good although the somewhat slight even for the our moms wrist but it seems ideal just wish they ended up being extended

  10. I purchased the searching for a awesome gift for the my mom. That headphone came in a perfect purple tied up container. This is a looking gift underneath ones christmas tree!! That the headphone also looked gorgeous, still my mom was gigantic boned as well as the headphone are somewhat tight, still it really is outstanding gifts! I enjoy that.

  11. It device was at that ideal price tag I did not thought all excellent is quite excellent. It’s stunning. This one mama will appreciate they at Holiday morning whenever she opens gift and it seems as though I spent far more, although rates was really ideal!!

  12. Our son offered me personally this particular of moms time. He knows im never around price but things originates from some sort of heart. I can’t trust it has the favourite color then truly suits our wrist. I never could find out bracelets to fit headphonesour tiny wrist. Most happy to come with recieved this as a gift.

  13. Really mother’s time present. Though, on bracelet took too lengthy towards come, therefore appeared after the getaway. My personal mother shown your she loved the actual bracelet, although I have not noticed the lady don they still. 🙂

  14. But not since fancy at real world whether mothers wrist is maybe not 2small don’t go for this reason things try to be tight .. it really is sweet but anything yur 5year older make . Non the particular less the a great okay gifts towards provide but not per wow present…cant get wrong if don’t own a lot to spend on a gift next become they

  15. I got the gift towards my mother concerning Christmas as she is any precious jewelry freak. On one thing she cannot don a great deal to is, bracelets. I purchased the lady this particular allure bracelet then where she opened up that it yesterday she absolutley loved that it! Nowadays the issue was, this girl acquiring that it regarding then down by herself. Haha… total very good device, that delivered then came severely early and also the mom is actually enjoying things. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: