Archived Articles: Gadgets & Geekery

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.

Pay Phones to Free Wi-Fi Hubs: NYC to Replace Outdated Booths

If you’re old enough to remember making quarter calls on pay phones, you might also be old enough to recall an edgier, grittier, graffiti-covered New York ...

Not Your Average Model Train: Self-Propelled Mechanical Toys

There are no batteries or power cords needed to propel this steam train and a series of other mechanical models, which come in kits of laser-cut plywood so you ...

World’s Brightest Flashlight: Brilliant 1000-Watt DIY Lantern

Lighting up the night sky like artificial lightning, this incredible homemade lamp boasts a 90,000-lumen output (over 100 times that of a typical Maglite) that ...

Sound Sculptures: Music Translated Into Transforming Objects

An experiment in intentional synesthesia, this combination of sculpture, music and technology enables us to actually see the physical form of individual songs. ...

Bio-Wearables: Tech Tattoos Put Working Circuits on Your Skin

Tech Tats use conductive inks to create a circuit board right on your skin, providing a passive and unobtrusive alternative to standard wearables. Smartwatches ...

Gadget Gifts: 15 Slick Smartphone Add-Ons & Accessories

We may as well admit that our smartphones have become permanent extensions of our hands, and accessorize them as such. While these indispensable palm-sized ...

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Star Wars Speakers: May the Force (of Sound) Be With You

Blast your tunes out the eyes of either C-3PO or a Stormtrooper, the bass pounding from beneath their heads, with this set of Star Wars speakers painstakingly ...

Lego Limb: Bionic Arm for Kids Makes Prosthetics Playful

This modular twist-and-lock prosthetic arm for kids is designed specifically for integration with LEGO parts, turning it into a fun toy that makes it easier to ...

Visionary Inventions: 13 Bold Designs for the Blind

Those of us who aren’t visually impaired take for granted simple everyday actions like navigating unfamiliar places, reading bus schedules, telling the ...

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Density Sensor: Real-Time Data Shows Which Places are Packed

Online reviews indicate how popular your favorite place is in general, but cannot tell you whether now is a good time to drop by or if you may be stuck in a ...

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