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!
Followers of Design News’ Gadget Freak blogs will have the opportunity next week to take home a wireless remote demo package that can be used to build garage door openers, tire pressure monitors, keyless entry systems, and much more.
The 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year goes to the DDV-IP -- or, a Drink Deliver Vehicle – Inverted Pendulum. The gadget is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on a hot summer day. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the users.
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