Welcome to Cyber Dump number 40, your look at what's happening in this insane of technology that we live in. As always, all source links mentioned are below.
Google released an interesting virtual reality short film recently, named Tabel. Using a smartphone HMD, you sit in the middle of a little restaurant, look around, and listen in on other customers to piece together what's happening.
Goro Fujita also uploaded a novel new VR entertainment experiment, this time creating a 3D film experience, which itelf was painted, and animated completely in virtual reality. I'm keen to see what other applications and interfaces can be ported over to VR.
I mentioned the Dexmo haptic glove last week, well VRgluv announced their new haptic glove recently too. This thing has standard tracking, as well as force feedback, so you can feel objects in VR. You can pre-order on Kickstarter for a hefty $299.
Howe & Howe unveiled their robotic firefighter mini tank thing this week. Designed to work in dangerous environments like industrial and nuclear fires, this little beast can pump out water at 2500GPM.
A team of scientists has created Biobag, an artificial womb, which successfully grew lamb foetus' that were born prematurely. The bags have a bunch of tubes containing blood and other fluids, which constantly circulate in and around the infant.
IHMC Robotics have uploaded a great video showing the progression from 2010 to 2016 of their mobiility assist exoskeleton, which allows paralysed people to walk again.
A youtube user Thomas Workshop has released an incredibly detailed guide and 3 part video series on how to create a 3D printer from scratch. This particular design has a build area of 40x40x40cm.
In other news, a group of researchers has come up with a new way to 3D print glass using any stereolithography printer. It uses silica glass powder which is poured into a container of liquid, and when the lazer heats up the powder, the tiny particles fuse together, allowing you to create fairly detailed glass objects.
First video this week is a talk by the co-founder of Zipline, the drone company I featured last week, who are delivering medical supplies to remote areas in Africa.
The next video is just strange, and a little creepy. The Guardian uploaded a mini documentary on the rise of sex robots, following some of the people who both make and use them.
THIS WEEK ON NODE
A couple of new videos this week. The first is an update on the Casio watch mods, this time showing off inverted and translucent LCD hacks.
The next video is an overview of Decentraland, an open source initiative which aims to create a P2P virtual reality. Really interesting project that runs on blockchain and bittorrent technology.
Alright that's it for this week, as always, thanks for watching, and I'll see you next week.