Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!

 

BRUH! WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS A KID! I had to use my hands like it was a baby’s toy! Anyway, this was done for a pretty good cause, though. A group of hackers at Hackerloop wanted to level the Nerf-fighting playing field for Nicholas Huchet, an individual who didn’t have a full arm, by building him a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic with the ability to automatically fire a projectile by simply contracting his forearm muscles. According to the Medium post, Hackerloop’s Valentin Squirelo chronicled the build in great detail, which included the use of custom 3D-printed parts, Arduino-based electronics, some electromyography sensors that could detect muscle movements, and — of course — a couple of hard-to-find Nerf Swarmfire blasters (hint: the blasters’ round design was VERY optimal for the build). Continue reading “Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!”

Presenting the $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box; Pre-Order NOW!

Look out Boxee Box, Roku, & Apple TV! Vizio is about to give you a run for your money…er…our money…but still, COMPETITION!! Anyway, today Vizio is beginning to take pre-orders for its Co-Star Google TV box, due for an August 14th release. For under $100, this small little box of awesome adds the new, updated Google TV experience to your existing setup, along with its remote that sports a QWERTY keyboard on the underside and an integrated IR blaster. The Co-Star is powered by one of Marvell’s ARM processors, making it ready for the online game-streaming service OnLive, among other entertainment online services.  Man, I sure would LOVE to get my hands on one of these… Continue reading “Presenting the $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box; Pre-Order NOW!”