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.
The passion project from Flat Earth Games is a space-trading simulator that does a heck of a lot more than it says on the tin.
Taking on a challenge from DARPA, Stanford scientists create scanning technology similar to the piece of Star Trek gear that's "the holy grail of detection devices."
Build yourself a rude awakening by creating an alarm clock with an arm and hand attached and aimed at your face.
Japan has an increasingly contentious relationship with drone technology, so Lapis Semiconductor created a beautiful Origami-style UAV to help win over the public.
Using powerful electromagnets and a fingerprint scanner, an electrical engineer builds a replica of Thor's hammer Mjolnir that can only be lifted by the worthy.
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.