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MH-19 Multifunctional tool

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Numa altura em que a segurança está acima de tudo, nada como encontrar ferramentas construídas com aquilo que a tecnologia nos pode dar, como é o caso das impressoras 3D.

Com um design baseado em máscaras de protecção, esta ferramenta evita que tenhamos que usar luvas descartáveis e produzir lixo desnecessário. Isto porque, apesar de ser de plástico, é, obviamente, lavável.

Assim, esta ferramenta permite pegar em diversos objectos, abrir portas, como podem ver pelas imagens abaixo.

Trabalho do designer Marc Senar.


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Written by Nuno França

19 de Abril de 2020 at 20:04

BMW’s Vision Next 100

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Sisyphus table

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A metal ball rolls silently through sand, forever creating and erasing beautiful patterns. Sisyphus is a kinetic sculpture that has mesmerized millions of visitors at its permanent installations in museums around the world. Now we bring you a museum-quality kinetic sculpture you can enjoy in your home.



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Like it or not, police drones are coming!

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Um excelente artigo no Yanko Design!


I’m not sure whether to feel excited or terrified of this concept! It’s called Audi Patrone and it aims to provide police officers with the advantage of virtual visibility via drone from the comfort of the department.

The stealthy design features a 4-rotor system and jet propulsion for flying through town to investigate sudden emergencies or hovering over areas to provide urban reconnaissance. Equipped with powerful lights, cameras, and a VR system that puts officers in the action without actually putting them in action. Do I see everyday citizens being okay with this? NO! Is it in the direction of tech we might expect from law enforcement in the near future anyway? YES.

Designer: Jin-jung Young

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Why do phones and calculators have different numpads?

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Take into account all the places that utilize the number pad and you’ll notice a disparity that’s quite odd but humanity seems to have made peace with.

The number pad. You see it everywhere, from your dialer, to your calculator, to your PIN bypass on the phone unlock screen. You’ll see it on the right of your keyboard on your computer (if you’ve got a numpad), and you’ll see it in your ATM machines, cash registers, card readers, security systems, and if you’ve still got one, your landline phone. The numbers, for obvious reasons, are the same… but the layouts aren’t. Phone dialers and ATM machines have it starting at the top with 1, going down to 9 and ending with a 0 at the base, sitting between the asterisk and the hashtag; but you look at the calculator, the cash register, or the computer’s number pad and it’s the other way around. The zero or the lowest value sits at the bottom and it increments moving upwards, ending with nine right at the top. It’s always bewildered me that we’ve had these two separate systems for separate machines, even today. There’s no fixed reason for the difference in layout, but there seem to be a few interesting theories to define exactly how we arrived at this bizarre predicament.

My favorite theory takes us on a time-traveling trip. The reason the two keypads have different layouts today is because they were two completely different products, using different technologies, for different purposes. Long before the modern day touch-tone phone, we were used to the rotary phone, which arranged the numbers from 1 to 0 on a circular dial that you’d rotate (the zero was actually treated as a 10. I explain why a little later*). With the advent of touch-tone hardware in the 50s, companies decided to stick roughly to the current layout, having the 1 at the starting, and the 9 and 0 (or ten, as they called it) at the end. They followed the calculator’s 3×3 matrix for the 1 to 9 (arranged from left to right), putting the 0 at the bottom, between the * and #.

The calculator, on the other hand, had been designed long before the modern phone, and used a format with 789 at the top. The design of the calculator was based on that of the cash register. The keypad’s layout wasn’t an evolutionary one like the telephone, but a functional one. The 0 was placed intentionally at the bottom of cash registers because with the currencies that were used, the 0 was pressed much more often than any key, so it made sense to keep it within hands reach. Having currencies with the denominations 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 etc, it also made more sense to keep these lower numbers towards the base too. So the 1 and 2 were placed immediately above the 0, making the cash register easier to operate. The calculator simply followed this functional format.


A rotary telephone and a calculator (or an adding-machine)


*In the days of rotary dials the pulse signaling system was known as ‘loop-disconnect’. Each digit dialed produced a series of quick disconnections in the ‘loop’ just milliseconds long. Dialing a 1 creating one disconnection, dialing 2 created two disconnections in the loop. The telephone exchange (or the central office) could detect these disconnections and step the electro-magnetic mechanical switches that then connected you to the number you dialed. Dialing a 0 would create 10 disconnections in the loop, so what looked like a 0 was actually a 10, if you count the number of disconnections in the loop.

The second theory also seems interesting because it talks about creating two separate counter-intuitive, reversed layouts on purpose. The calculator was invented long before the touch-tone telephone and was used for data-entry. Data-entry professionals using these calculators had gotten into the habit of crunching numbers at incredible speeds. The touch-tone phone, however, couldn’t operate at those speeds and oftentimes would end up missing a number or two. Phone companies then decided to reverse the layout to “confuse” people, allowing them to take more time to dial the number correctly, giving the telephone enough time to register the number dialed. Marvelous, isn’t it?! It’s a shame that none of these theories can be claimed as the one-true reason we have different keypads.

It’s worth also noticing how in the phone, the 0 falls after the 9 since it’s actually considered to be a 10, and how on the calculator the 0 falls before the 1 because it’s treated as a 0 or a number with no value. In both their formats, the 0 finds itself at its appropriate place, according to the value assigned to it! I still find it silly that we’ve held onto this strange past all these years, but the history lesson (and its share of speculative theories) that comes with it definitely makes me look at this strange duality with awe!



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Written by Nuno França

26 de Março de 2018 at 19:01

The D-CAN concept

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Listen to designer Jean-michel Bonnemoy and he’ll have you believe traditional camera form factors were dictated by the need to hold a roll of film in the back. Now that we’re all digital, why are still maintaining that archaism? He maintains the new form factor should be a cylinder – ergonomically better for the hand. The D-CAN concept significantly reduces volume while still providing all the finite controls professional photographers are used to. Hit the jump for the “specs”.

  • Large range zoom stabilized USM lens.
  • A ring authorizes the focus correction. The focal is lockable.
  • Extension cursor for macrophotography
  • The lens cap, impossible to lose, includes an electronic flash and the AF-assist illuminator
  • The accessory shoe can receive, besides an electronic flash, a directional microphone or a remote control receiver.
  • The cursor “function” allows to choose between fixed views or video, pictures reading, intervallometer and power off.
  • Cursor “mode” (program, speed or aperture priority, manual)
  • Double key ISO (100 to 6400 ISO).
  • Sockets for peripheral: microphone, audio headset, power supply.
  • The high-definition back screen is used for the aim, the control and the parameter setting by means of a trackball.
  • The system of aim offers two configurations:
  • – At the level of eye for a precise centring including right in the sun, with precise control of the focus. The magnifier with diopter adjustment gives an image enlarged of the screen.
  • – Directly on the directional back screen having raised the magnifier.
  • The back block of aim revolves to give access to the memory card, USB and HDMI connectors and energy compartment.
  • The lithium battery can be replaced in case of necessity by a set of AA size battery.
  • The release button pushed at the halfway mark locks the focus and the exposure.
  • Maintained pushed it allows continuous photo mode.
  • The function of thumb wheels differs according to the mode:
  • – Thumb wheel 1: exposure correction(P, Tv, Av) or choice of the aperture (M).
  • – Thumb wheel 2: program shift (P), choice of the shutter speed (Tv, M), of the aperture (Av).

Designer: Jean-michel Bonnemoy

A Chair for Clingy Lovers

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Via StumbleUpon!.

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29 de Abril de 2013 at 20:36

Swing Table: design do melhor…

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29 de Setembro de 2012 at 13:25

Ponto G? Oferta dos Dia dos namorados!

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Esta vi agora… e fiquei de boca aberta!

A fotografia em miniatura não dava para ver bem o porquê da referência. Pensei apenas que fosse pela cor, vermelho, alusiva a paixão.

Mas não… ora veja…

O que é?

Acho que não é preciso dizer muito mais.

De onde retirei a notícia, Exame de Informática, diziam no fim:

Que lhe parece? É a prenda ideal para o dia de São Valentim? Ou uma brincadeira de mau-gosto?

Acho mesmo que está mais de acordo com a última parte: brincadeira de mau-gosto.

Um pouco porca… 😕


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Written by Nuno França

11 de Fevereiro de 2010 at 23:17