Dr. Peter Jansen has been working on various tricorder prototypes for over 7 years, and now, he's showing off his newest prototype, the Arducorder. It's not quite ready to scan alien life forms or diagnose patients, but it's still pretty cool to see in action.
On today's show, we check out a cool tricorder prototype with actual working sensors, discuss the adaptation of '90s PC game Myst into a TV show, and show you a racing game that uses projection tech to generate courses out of tangible objects.
An Aussie-designed "smart bag" uses GPS tracking to help you manage your money by locking up when you are near danger spending zones.
An Arduino-powered DIY project uses a colour sensor to automatically sort and separate Skittles.
Using a non-invasive brain-control interface, engineer Chip Audette controlled a balloon shark by closing his eyes.
When the zombie plague takes over the world, will you be ready? A new book called "The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" will show you how to survive.
A young girl gets the gift of a lifetime when her "Star Wars"-fan dad makes a custom rocker in the shape of a speeder bike. Instructables has the guide.
A tech-enabled feeding system keeps a modern house cat busy hunting special balls that trigger his meals.
A Texas Instruments ARM-based chip means hardware hackers who like Arduino will have another choice besides Intel's Quark for computing projects.
In partnership with the Arduino project popular among hobbyists and students, Intel will sell small computer systems with its 32-bit Quark chip.