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Everyone loves gadgets and all good geeks appreciate the intersection of geeky art and design, from memes turned into living works to technology scrap turned into new design objects. From innovative light art to unique drawing techniques, here are our favorite works of art that will inspire the geek in anyone - as well as our top gadgets for everyone who wants to have their very own piece of future tech.
Touchy Instrument Turns Literal Beets Into Figurative Beats
The BeetBox from designer Scott Garner explores user expectations and creates a delightful visual pun. Its wooden enclosure holds six beet-making beats.
DIY Civilization: 40-Part Post-Apocalypse Construction Kit
Worried about the end of the world? A group of engineers has created a series of do-it-yourself machines for building (or reconstructing) society.
Mundane Music: The Sonification of Everyday Things
The topography of everyday objects is scanned with a laser and translated into audible frequencies with 'An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things.'
Power Trip: 13 Creative Cord & Outlet Concepts
Retractable extension cords that work like tape measures, circular wall outlets and modular power strips are among these 13 electrifying innovations.
Tap That: 10 Terrifically Techy Keyboard Concepts
Tap tap tap! These keyboard concepts go beyond QWERTY to provide new levels of freedom and fun while typing.
Knitting in Reverse: Un-Knitting Machine Unravels Sweaters
For knitters who love to reuse their old yarn but hate unraveling it by hand, the Un-Knitting Machine makes it simple to recycle.
The Charge Cycle: Bike-Powered Public Phone Charging Station
Soon, you'll be able to charge your iPhone at strategic locations around New York City - but you'll have to put in a little leg work.
Impossible Gadget Turns Digital Photos Into Analog Prints
Missing Polaroid photos? The company that bought the world's last Polaroid film factory has invented a gadget to make iPhone photos into Polaroid prints.
Villa Savoye: Classic Corbu House Comes to Life in LEGO
One of the most iconic buildings of the 20th Century, the Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier outside of Paris, France has long been a symbol of Modern Architecture.
Digital Retro: 10 Sundial & Hourglass Clocks & Watches
The centuries-old designs of the sundial and hourglass have served us well, but these new digital redesigns are more fit for our modern lives.