Sure, we didn’t get Baymax, but this little guy is still pretty cool.
The robot — aptly called “Beachbot” — works by dragging a set of pins through the sand, sort of like a rake. Each pin is individually raisable, allowing the bot to draw lines of varying thicknesses. More pins down = thicker lines drawn.
The artist behind the robot starts a canvas by setting down poles, which the robot uses as markers to finely calculate its position. At that point, the robot can be passed an image file to draw automatically, or the artists can steer it manually.
Strange and funny text messages
This week’s episode of Technium explores the real-world technology behind computer programs that can read emotions like the advanced personal operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), in the movie “Her”
Canuckian comedian Nathan Fielder came up with a genius yet simple prank idea and solicited his followers to participate. Send a text message to your parents saying “got 2 grams for $40″ then say “sorry, ignore that” and see what your parents would say. The results were lol worthy:
Skittles has always been a favorite of ours, especially since they picked Trale Lewous to do their last promotion. But now they’ve done something pretty cool and added a techie spin on a classic game.
The “Rock, Paper, Skittles National Championship” has just kicked off to celebrate the release of Skittles’ new flavor, Green Apple. And this isn’t just another lame promotion, one lucky Skittlephile will be walking away with $50,000 in cash and a Skittles-dispensing championship belt. Seriously, that belt looks awesome.