SEKA Museum: AR Sandbox

Here are several videos showcasing my experimenting (or screwing around, either way) with an augmented reality sandbox. By analyzing sand it creates a digital map overlaid on the sand depicting an elevation map symbolized with color along with topographical lines and moving (not real) water. The end result is highly addictive just because you can…

Mechanical Menagerie #3: Dragonwrist

Dragonwrist If you’d like a personal flamethrower this is for you. Called the Pyro Mini it looks like a small black box you wear on your wrist. It is capable of short blasts and is rechargeable like any household electronic device. The one catch though is that this isn’t something anyone can buy. At over…

New Science: Planets & A Dinosaur

ekaart / 123RF Stock Photo Valley in Mercury Using data from the MESSENGER spacecraft (a spacecraft launched to study Mercury) scientists have found a large valley. Its stated measurements are 620 miles long, 250 miles wide and 2 miles deep. For perspective that makes it larger than the Grand Canyon. The researchers involved believe that…