I recently ran across this video on youtube: A bunch of musicians at a church in Atlanta downloaded musical instrument apps for iPads and put on a Christmas concert. They were written up in a Toronto newspaper, which listed a few of the apps they used in case you want to start your own instrument-less band. The set list included Carol of the Bells, Rockin around the Christmas Tree, and Feliz Navidad. Unfortunately no Pete Townsend windmill chords, or Jimmy Hendrix onstage pyres, although the drummer did put a little feeling into his playing.
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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