Tag Archives | Cube

…levelHead will augment your reality?


Julian Oliver’s levelHead is an incredibly unique game that uses augmented reality to turn hand-held, solid-plastic cubes into little rooms that are logically connected by doors.

The player moves the character by tilting the cube, and the goal is to move the character from room to room in order to find the exit. The trick is, some doors lead nowhere and send the character back to the room they started in, so the game challenges your spatial memory as you must remember which doors belong to which room.

levelHead Detail

It sounds simple, but when you see it in action, you can start to get an idea for just how unique this concept really is:

For now, it’s just an art installation, but hopefully someone makes this a real product soon, because I’d love to play the home version!

[Julian Oliver – levelHead]

…The MacMod Mod of the Year is a first?

MacMod Challenge

The 2008 MacMod Mod of the Year has been announced, and a Pre-AGP Mac running Leopard has been declared the winner.

While not quite as visually impressive as the other entries, which included a TiN’ed iPhone, a Cube with liquid cooling, a Mac made of Legos, and even a Mac shoved inside of an Xbox 360, the judges felt that James Little’s (aka jimjamyahauk’s) milestone of being the first person to get Leopard to run (or even boot!) on any pre-AGP Mac was definitely worthy of the prize.

Be sure to check out the site for more details on each of the entries, including build photos and detailed specs and info.

[MacMod – Mod Of The Year]

…Folding paper can be fun?

Here’s a few projects for you paper folders:

Paper Train Whistle

The first is a working train whistle made entirely out of household materials (printer, paper, thicker paper, white glue, scissors, and a razor edge).

To make the whistle, just print the paper parts, fold, cut, glue, and after 3 hours (drying time) you’ll have your very own playable paper train whistle.

NetFlix Origami

The second is an entire site dedicated to origami that you can make from the tear-off flaps that come on NetFlix wrappers.

Though traditional origami usually requires squares of paper, each of these designs has been adapted so that you can use the rectangular NetFlix flap without alteration.

Using the sturdy and colorful flaps, you can make your very own swan, frog, box, shirt, heart, tray, crab, sack, cube, envelope, bullet plane, glider, and dive-bomber.

Just watch out for the paper cuts.

[Train Whistle Via: MAKE: Blog]

[NetFlix Oragami Via: SwissMiss]

…Cubeecraft lets you fold your own toys?


Cubeecraft is a site that features a new cube based papercraft toy/character each week.

Each toy is designed with interlocking tabs, so there’s no need for tape, glue, or other adhesives, and you simply print, cut, and fold your way to a cute and fun paper toy.


…lonelysandwich loved Macworld?


By now, if you’re a techie, you’ve probably read just about every Macworld post in existence.

However, lonelysandwich’s take on the whole event is a bit…different; so if you haven’t already stumbled upon his writing, then definitely check it out.

Will the MacBook Air play the role of the Cube? Is the Air a “conceptual shift in personal computing”? Is the Air a “proof-of-concept”, making data weightless and connectivity ubiquitous?

lonelysandwich seems to think so, so be sure to click through to find out why.

[lonelysandwich – MacBook Air]

Note: He also wrote a few other great Macworld wrap-ups, so be sure to check out:

[lonelysandwich – iPhone 1.1.3]

[lonelysandwich – iTunes Movie Rentals And AppleTV]

[lonelysandwich – GMaps Knows Just Enough]