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A Fish Learns to Drive…

Cats are going to need to lift their game, the fish are getting smarter. With the help of some of the best and brightest minds at Carnegie Mellon University fish have been set free; given their own wheels along with the ability to steer them. Will we soon be sharing our highways with high speed aquatic life?

The splash-mobile was built by a team of young students using a Raspberry Pi, camera and a fist full of custom code. The camera picks up the position of the fish within the tank while the Raspberry Pi converts that position into driving inputs. When the fish swims forward of the centre of the tank the aquarium car moves forward. He can even back it up and steer left or right.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the fish tank letting our aquatic friends take day trips to the country, although we’re not really sure how the fish plugs it in to charge the battery. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the Lewis Hamilton of the fish world.

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Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit as Played By the Disk Drive Orchestra…

Arganalth has heaped on a double helping of nostalgia with his latest orchestration of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, as played by a collection of floppy disk drives and stripped back hard drives. Taking us back to the 90’s using computer hardware from the 90’s isn’t ironic at all, it just seems to work.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the MIDI enabled ensemble of Mr Floppy and the Hard Drives conducted by Arganalth the composer. The only thing missing from the line-up is a pair of dot-matrix printers and maybe a 56k modem or two. So sit back relax and hit the big red play button to begin the show.

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Anki DRIVE Battle Grand Prix Fast Approaches, Next Gen Slot Car Racing Without the Slots…

Table top racing has long been the territory of slot car racers, Scalectrix being the brand that kid’s years ago dreamed of. Now Anki’s DRIVE is changing table top racing forever, combining miniature AI controlled RC cars with a vinyl track and a dash of video game action. This is slot car racing taken to 11, the next gen slot cars without the slot and with a whole heap more action.

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