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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.
Harvest Energy from Power Lines to Recharge Your Batteries
A small hand-held 'parasite' gadget harvests wasted electromagnetic fields from cell phones, home appliances and power lines to charge a battery.
A Million Times: Clock Wall is a Moving Art Installation
Put 288 clocks on a wall and what do you get? One design group did just that, but in a new and completely mesmerizing way.
Wiki Your City: Mobile App Lets You Geo-Tag Articles
Wikipedia's GeoData extension works with its mobile app to allow users to geo-tag entries and add photos, introducing new interactive learning possibilities.
Abandoned App Leads You to Local Urban Exploration Sites
The 'Abandoned' app for iPhone locates abandoned places in your area and pinpoints them on a map, also sharing tips, reviews and photos from urban explorers.
Factory to Self-Fabrication: 14 3D-Printed Design Objects
Designers are creating everything from working guitars and records to puzzles and puppets with desktop 3D printers, bringing their digital concepts to life.
3D-Printing Pen: Draw Sculptures with this Magical Marker
2D or 3D? Drawing or sculpture? These dichotomies break down as you build up a physical model using a traditionally two-dimensional technique.
Tagtool iPad App Lets You Paint Your City with Light
The entire city is your canvas with the Tagtool light painting iPad app, which lets you team up with friends and project your art and animations onto buildings.
Cloud Machine Lets You Play God by Modifying the Weather
Sent into the atmosphere with a weather balloon, the Cloud Machine enables the user to influence the weather on a small scale.
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.