Allow me to introduce myself - after nearly 20 years as an electrical engineer, I suffered two horrible blows last year - literally and figuratively. First, I was hit by a bus and second, my position at a premier semiconductor company was outsourced to penguins in Antarctica. While physically I am in one piece, the bus accident has traumatized me. Symptoms include gadgetary hallucinations and horrid lapses in vocabulary. So I've decided to travel the U.S. looking for new gadgets (hellooo Mid America! Like engineers, farmers are a great source of ingenious gadgets). M-I-C…K-E-Y. Just call me The Gadgeteer (someone should tell the bus company whose bus hit me, there's a gadget called brakes!)
And now I'm blogging about it - about the newest gadgets out there, having discussions about past gadgets and even opening it up to all of you to talk about what interests you and perhaps find the newest Gadget Freak. If you have an idea and think it would make a great gadget for the Design News audience, tell us. We'd love to hear from you!
Ever wanted to see light beyond what's detectable by the human eye? You can with DOLPi - a homemade Raspberry Pi-based polarization camera. You can even use it to detect unseen objects like landmines, IEDs, pollutants, and maybe even UFOs.
A Design News contributor takes on the challenge of building an old-fashioned metric clock that uses French Revolutionary time, which divides the day into decimal units, and shows you how to build your own.
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