The 3Dvarius, a playable 3D-printed violin based on the legendary Stradivarius, looks like a visitor from the future.
On today's show, we're discussing first-person sports TV, a silicone chip with heart muscle in the middle and a wild 3D-printed violin you've got to see to believe.
Watching our favorite sports from a first-person perspective may become the norm with the help of this lightweight camera fitted to a player's jersey. It also displays the athlete's heart rate during play, so you'll finally know if your favorite sports hero is cool under pressure, or a hot mess in disguise.
A crazy gadget that looks like a toy fretboard peripheral for a video game is actually a highly versatile instrument that can be played in many ways.
A 3D-printed violin is just one of a suite of instruments designed to provide a collaborative experience exploring our relationship with sound.
We've always wanted a robot sidekick, and after watching this Nao robot play Wii Tennis with a family of four, our need for a robo-BFF is even stronger. Do you think we can program one to tolerate hanging out with us?
Ashley and Khail wish they each had a robot sidekick to play video games with, hear beautiful music from a transparent, 3D-printed electric violin and explain how MIT is trying to give robots human reflexes. #TDRoboPal
John Hopkins University scientists are currently working on what they're calling "micrograbbers" made of hydrogel and stiff polymers. Someday, they hope to send these tiny objects into your body to perform procedures that might otherwise be invasive.
On today's show, Khail and Ashley marvel at tiny robots made to collect samples inside your body and dissolve after they're done, start saving up to stay at the Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo, and show you a retired engineer's violin-playing robot.
The Audiophiliac discusses the state of the art of violin making with a master builder.