Tag Archives | Wireless

…inPulse is a smart watch?

inPulse Watch

The inPulse is a “fully programmable wireless smartwatch”, aka “the perfect hacker accessory”.

Basically a Chumby for your wrist, it allows you to code in C to control the OLED display, bluetooth, vibrating motor, buttons, timers, and more.

Plus, with a price of just $150, it’s less than most ‘dumb’ watches, and has customizable watch faces, so you can wear a new watch ever time you leave the house.

Features:

  • 1.3″ 96×128 pix full color display
  • ARM7 microcontroller running at 52MHz
  • 32kB total program space, 8kB RAM
  • CSR BC4-ROM Blue (L2CAP)
  • Over-the-air programming
  • Vibrating motor
  • 150mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Charges via microUSB
  • Battery lasts up to 4 days depending on display/wireless use

[inPulse]

…Livio plays well with Pandora?

Livio

The Livio radio is a rather neat little music device that is designed to work well with Pandora’s internet radio service, and includes features like Wi-Fi for wireless listening and built in Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down buttons for full personal DJ support.

[Livio]

…Your office chair is a tattletale?

Twitter Office Chair

Many people are still unsure of the value of Twitter, but if there’s one thing that will convince the masses it’s this: An office chair that tweets when you toot.

The Twittering Office Chair is a… unique project that uses a standard office chair and a bunch of fancy electronics to detect the presence of flatulence, and then tweet wirelessly whenever it sense a stinker.

The chair was made to help accurately document life as it happens, and thankfully, if you want to make one of your own, there’s a full set of instructions on Instructables for you to follow.

[Instructables – The Twittering Office Chair]

[Twitter – Office Chair]

…The TASER XREP doesn’t mess around?

TASER XREP

The TASER XREP, or eXtended Range Electronic Projectile, is the future of taser technology.

Designed to stun from up to 100 feet away, the SREP is a self-contained, wireless taser that fits inside of a single 12-gauge projectile, yet delivers the same ‘bio-effect’ as the standard TASER X26 stun gun.

Features include a transparent shell for easy identification, torsion spring fins for extra rotational stability, and reflex engagement electrodes that prevent the SREP from being removed once contact has been made.

Looking at the thing would be enough to stop me in my tracks, so just hope you’re not on the business end of the XREP any time soon!

[TASER – XREP]

[Via: Like Cool]

…The Mission One will change motorcycles forever?

Mission Motors Mission One

When three of the guys behind the Tesla Roadster set out to build a motorcycle, you know it’s not going to be your run of the mill bike.

And you’d be right. The Mission One from Mission Motors wants to redefine the way we think of two-wheeled transportation by creating an all-electric motorcycle that performs as good (if not better) than it looks while creating zero emissions along the way. Using a combination of lithium ion batteries, a high performance electric motor, and an onboard computer system, the Mission One is designed to go 150 miles on a single charge and top out at 150 miles per hour.

Batteries have long been the limiting factor for electric vehicles, since they’re seen as heavy, large and expensive, but with Mission One’s lithium ion batteries, the bike can be lighter, cheaper, and carry more energy, and it’ll only take 2 hours to charge between fun runs. The bike also uses a regenerative braking system to gain back some of the energy typically lost during a ride.

On the performance side of things, the electric motor means you can tap all 100 foot-pounds of torque at any time from 0-60 mph, giving you a limitless torque curve that can pull you out of any tricky turn. Ohlins forks, Ohlins shocks, Brembo brakes and Marchesini wheels round out the physical components, while a real time wireless data acquisition system ensures that the rider knows at all times exactly what’s going on at the track and on the street.

The body itself was designed by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the man behind the Jawbone headset, so it also looks as good as it performs. With angular lines, modern materials and a sleek, futuristic silhouette, it’s like a combination of a Ducati and a KTM that work well in all the right places.

If the bike of the future is calling your name, then give Mission Motors a call, because at just $69,000 the Mission One will be going fast in more ways than one.

[Mission Motors – Mission One]

[Via: Acquire]