Aaron Tourtellot

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Open Source DIY Cellphone - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

This Open Source DIY Cellphone might not be the latest and greatest Samsung phone but it is something that you can build yourself. It is Arduino …

Raspberry Pi Cluster Web Server - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

The raspberrywebserver.com is running on this Raspberry Pi Cluster Web Server. Visit the site to see all of the details so you can build your own. …

Sunrise Alarm Clock

Off Grid Power Supply<p>Large Motors Class<p>Would it be possible to open up a cheap alarm clock, and some how have it's alarm trigger the lights?<p>You could …

Sunrise Alarm Clock - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Waking up gradually is a great way to start your day. There are two methods that are normally done to do this sound and light. I often set my phone …

RGB LED Strip Lights controlled by an Android and Arduino system - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you need an easy way to control the light color of your strip lights this weekend project uses an android phone to send data to an Arduino via a …

Come Build At The Disrupt SF Hackathon! More Tickets Just Released

Fame. Riches. A colossal mountain of pizza. A room full of coders who have 24 hours to build the most mind-blowing thing they can.<p>Sound like your kind of night? Come to the Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon. We’ve just released another batch of tickets. (The last batch sold out so fast that I thought …

Is GoPro in trouble because of Google Glass? Yes. [Video]

I didn’t wear my Glass on the River Raft trip yesterday. Too scared I would go overboard and lose mine. Abraham Williams wasn’t as attached and filmed this on his. Does GoPro have to worry? On the bus yesterday a group of us talked and decided that, yes, GoPro does have to worry.<p>A friend of my …

A Pair Of Artists Turn A Dull Roadway Into An Electrifying Canvas

Artists Lang/Baumann unveil their latest “Street Painting,” a vibrant collage set in the heart of a sleepy French town.<p>The Swiss artist duo Lang/Baumann makes oversized street murals that often run the length of entire city blocks. Using bright color palettes and geometric motifs, they paint works …

Murals

An iPhone Chill-Out App Powered By Surprising Visuals

Thunderspace’s designers use clever visual effects–including your phone’s flash–to augment an otherwise ho-hum aural experience.<p>It’s hard to be a “relaxation” app in the iTunes store. If all you want is some looped nature sounds on your iPhone, one might be hard-pressed to justify paying $0.99 or …

Apps

Kickstarting: A $50 Add-On That Turns Your iPhone Into A 3-D Camera

Poppy, a new iPhone accessory, brings the View-Master of your youth into the 21st century.<p>Despite the desperate surge in flashy 3-D blockbusters of the last several years, the eye-boggling technology isn’t new. 3-D cinema was invented in the early 1950s, while stereoscopic photography dates much …

3D

4 Keys To Turning Customers Into Brand Evangelists

To grow your brand, know what people find meaningful, connect with them thoughtfully, create joy they can’t live without, and believe in your employees.<p>Every day, we see signs that doing business today is more complex than ever. The developed economy continues to be sluggish, with 2.4% growth in …

Profit

Can This Sink-Urinal Hybrid Get Men To Wash Their Hands?

A Latvian designer has developed a new urinal to convince men to soap up before leaving the bathroom.<p>People, in general, aren’t good at prioritizing. We blow off work to repeatedly refresh our news feeds and bookmark articles we don’t ever finish reading. We eagerly wait an hour for a cheeseburger …

Eastern Europe

Glow-In-The-Dark Portraits Reveal DJs’ Dual Personas

Graphic designer Alex Trochut’s Binary Prints expose the divide between daytime and performance modes.<p>About a year ago, the graphic designer Alex Trochut started taking photographs of what would turn into a serious cool-kid list of electronic musicians and DJs. His plan was to cast a new light on …

Electronic Music

Oh, Heavens: An Awe-Inspiring Show Of Space Photography

When a generation sat glued to their TV sets to watch Neil Armstrong take a walk in 1969, the vision in grainy black-and-white opened up the heavens to a whole new world of exploration–and observing exploration from home. Forty-three years after man met moon, Curiosity’s perfect landing on the red …

Black & White Photography

This Rad Concrete Skin Turns Your iPhone Into Moon Rock

The Luna Case for iPhone 5: a giant leap for novel iPhone accessories.<p>Excepting a few choice examples, novelty iPhone accessories are rarely a good idea. Really, I don’t understand the urge to gussy up a phone with gratuitous generic pop art. And unless it’s Halloween, and you have a fedora, …

Moon

9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool–offering people (and animals) aid on-demand.<p>You’ve heard it before:<p>201120122013 is the year of 3-D printing. The future is here! The individual will wrench manufacturing power from the global industrial complex! Basement …

3D Printing

In Response To A Flatter Apple, Google Goes 3-D?

Just when Google unifies its design approach, it switches gears and delivers Android guidelines for new 3-D email icons.<p>In the past few years, Google’s gotten their design together. It’s embraced white space along with typography, and their disparate services have begun to match. They even went so …

3D

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

Warby Parker

Google’s New Phone: A Lesson In The Dangers Of Gesture-Heavy UIs

In building a minimalist UI for its much-anticipated Moto X, Google has gone too far, replacing traditional navigation tools with a host of overly complicated gestures.<p>Interacting with touch-screen devices is a process already flooded with gestures. We spend so much time swiping, pinching, poking, …

Touchscreens

Don’t Break Up Over Text! Have This App Do It For You

BreakupText is an iPhone app that pokes fun at our connected culture. But the scary part is that some people have (probably) used it.<p>Nobody wants to be dumped by text message, and not just because it’s impersonal. A text is inherently casual–a quick smattering of pseudo-thought cranked out on a …

Relationships

Beyond Nike+: This Smart Sock Tracks Workouts, And It’s Washable

Thanks to cloth sensors, this sock can track how you run but stays soft and machine washable. And it teases a future of smart clothing to come.<p>Right now, you might wear a Nike+ Fuelband, a FitBit Flex, a Withings Pulse, or a Jawbone Up. But as neat as these activity trackers may be, their view is …

Wearable Tech

Pentagram’s New iPad App Traps A Man In A Box

The fourth wall typically allows movies and plays to tell stories without acknowledging the audience. Pentagram’s new iPad app demolishes this wall and then some.<p>I’m holding my iPad and tap its screen just as I have thousands of times before. But this time is different, because a man looks up at …

iPad Apps

From Google Ventures: How To Hire The Best Designer For Your Team

The key to recruiting for a startup is to craft a realistic job description. And stop looking for unicorns–they don’t exist, writes Google Ventures’ Braden Kowitz.<p>Finding the perfect designer to join your team is tough–there’s no way around it. I’ve struggled for months searching for the right …

UX Design

Airing Out 40 Years: Nike Design Over The Decades

Illustrator Stephen Cheetham uses minimalist graphics to chart a visual history of the brand’s most memorable designs.<p>Growing up, Stephen Cheetham never had “cool” sneakers. “I wanted them, but just didn’t have the money,” the London-based illustrator tells Co.Design. His parents, he adds–now with …

Graphic Design

A Pillow Where Your Beloved iPhone Can Rest Its Weary Head

Sometimes your iPhone just needs a break. After a long day of use, music and video streaming, and roaming in the subway, it would like nothing more than to rest its weary self. Snarkitecture, the Brooklyn-based design studio, has produced a distinguished cushion for just that purpose.<p>Pillow is a …

Design

Infographic: Porn Vs. Real Sex, Explained In Food

In the <i>Fast and the Furious</i> series, drivers pull off some amazing stunts. They can drag safes, take down tanks, and accommodate several people hopping in and out a T-top at once (in spite of surrounding explosions). But just like you wouldn’t expect to cliff dive from a falling car with all the …

Infographics

Kickstarting: A Handy Bluetooth Keyboard For Your iPhone

MyType is a flexible keyboard for your smartphone or tablet. And it fits in your pocket.<p>MyType, the pocketable, Bluetooth keyboard for smartphones and tablets, has been a long time coming. It could be said that the idea spans decades, back to 1989, when inventor Brunn Roysden first thought up the …

Gear & Gadgets

You Tell Me If This Word Processing App Is Worth $15 Million

The Valley is trapped in a bubble. And just because it hasn’t popped doesn’t make it any more removed from reality.<p>It has a clever four-letter name–Quip. It was co-founded by Bret Taylor, the ex-CTO of Facebook (who is also the co-creator of Google Maps and the architect of FriendFeed). And it has …

Apps

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

Graphic Design

This Quirky Health Clinic Is Designed To Break Down Sexual Taboos

Penis-shaped mobiles? Cat and rooster decals? Could a dose of humor improve health care compliance in young people?<p>Imagine a typical community health clinic. Odds are it has scuffed beige walls, unforgiving fluorescent lighting, plastic plaques with directions for the restroom, and a coffee pot …

NHS