Card-based computers keep getting more powerful – unless you're Matt Millman, that is, who has decided to build an Arduino-style board powered by a giant of computing history: Intel's 8086 processor, which is now 37 years old.
Although the NES Power Glove found only limited use on that platform, modern day tinkers with access to cheap and simple microcontrollers can now turn these 25-year-old video game artefacts into futuristic wearables.larg
We covered the Triggertrap when it was in its infancy as a budding Kickstarter project. Now the universal camera trigger is fully funded and in production. The device comes packing light, laser and sound sensors, as well as a timer, so you can use pretty much anything to set it off -- perfect for that millisecond capture you're struggling to make.
The Graffiti Research Lab is back again with another open source project that lets untalented wannabe Banksys easily tag an entire wall with a customized dot matrix message. But we highly doubt they'll be laying down the works of Shakespeare.
Poor, fledgling Nintendo. When tinkerers are creating better gaming experiences than you are using nothing but a shoebox, paper cut-outs, some magnets and an Arduino, you know things aren't going well.