Take a walk down memory lane. You could catalogue all of the times your dad gave you advice. You could also catalogue all of the times he gave you advice and you didn’t listen. For me the latter was the most prominent, as I always knew what was best. I even knew the best way to do things; better than my dad. Which is why I want to pay homage to Dad with these three tidbits of fatherly advice I should have listened to. Oh man….hindsight really is 20/20.
1. Credit Cards: Yourright, Dad. You do have to pay them back.
2. Cars: Regular oil changes….who knew?
3. Work: Hard work pays off. It’s hard not to ignore this mowing the lawn or doing chores.
DAD’S LIKE DEALS
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You’ve grown up a bunch and now you probably like the same music. It’s weird how that happens! So the next time you’re sharing a brewski with Pop’s you will be serenaded by the sweet sounds he’s most accustomed to.Thank God for Polaroids, am I right?
HIS FINEST MOMENTS
Our memories sometimes fail and luckily technology is there to help us regale in the most incriminating photos. For Dad, there is no such thing as “too ridiculous” or “over-the-top”, that’s why we’re asking our friends on the intertubular webs to show off their goofiest photos of Dad on Instagram!
That said, you send us the goods, we’ll deliver the goods. Check the prizes and contest info below!
PRIZE PACKS & CONTEST INFO:
Starts – 6/10/14 (TODAY!!!)
Ends – 6/17/20141st Place – BOOMBOT2 & Metro Edition Socks
2nd Place – BOOMBOT2
3rd Place – Metro Edition SocksDon’t forget to #BOOMBOTIX, #doitfordad #FTW kids, and stay tuned for more goodies from your favorite ultra-portable, rugged & Dad friendly speaker company.
Concept device stimulates the auditory and visual senses
Check out Giorgio Bonaguro and Juan Soriano Blanco’s new audio techno-gadget: the Virtruvio speaker.
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawing, the spherical speaker features a unique design which allows the user to see the actual sound waves of the music as it’s being played.
Made of a cubic wooden box, rubber wires in each of the eight corners suspend the speaker in the center. The wires are attached along the diagonals, meaning the speaker — made of either metal or ceramic — gets bounced around by the force of the sound waves generated by the music, thereby giving the user the ability to actually see the sound.
Virtruvio comes with an auxiliary in-feed, so just about all devices on the market can wire up to it. Right now, though, the speaker’s still in its concept stages, so it won’t be on the market any time soon. Those in the NYC area can check it out later this month at Wanted Design’s Launch Pad.
It’s a cool concept, and certainly a better presentation of sound waves than corn starch vibrating at 30 Hz:
New method opens door to all sorts of possibilities for the future of audio technology
Researchers at Disney (yes THAT Disney) have unveiled a new printing technique that lets any 3D-printed object work like a speaker, regardless of its shape.
The way in which they were able to achieve this feat was by making the decision to use electrostatic loudspeaker technology instead of the much more common electromagnetic approach we see in a majority of speaker technology nowadays.
For those unfamiliar with the technology, electrostatic loudspeakers date back to the 1930s. What the Disney researchers did was they 3D designed an object and included layers of electrodes and insulators in the object itself, which vibrate when a current is applied.
The researchers foresee this sort of technology becoming popular as 3D printing becomes more mainstream, and works its way into the homes. When that happens, parents would be able to 3D print toys for their children which make noise when placed on a special conducting base.
Learn more about this pretty cool technology via the video below:
What’s cool about the project below is the fact that not only do you get a bit of visual entertainment, you also get some learning in, too.
Per the science video blog Veritasium, the “Pyro Board” is a demonstration of what happens when sound waves travel through flammable gas set aflame.
It’s all based on a Rubens’ Tube, which is basically a long tube that’s able to illustrate stationary sound waves (a.k.a.: “standing waves”). In using some songs as the source of the sound waves, the pressure variations caused by the sound waves affect the flow rate of the aforementioned gas from the holes in the pyro board. This results in not on the height of the flame being adjusted per the beat, but the color too, making the board an awesome visual display of a fairly simple project.
The video runs six and a half minutes long because it goes into how everything works on a bit more of a granular level. If you just want to see some dancing flames, head to the three and a half minute mark.
I’m happy to announce a limited edition Bot we’ve been working on since this morning over a bowl of cereal. I would love to tell you what kind of cereal, but I totally don’t want us to get sued. Let’s just call it ‘RaptainRunch’ and leave it at that.