Make a Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Out of Your Printer and Webcam

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  1. boulder_bum

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    Oh come on!

    Does no one else think this is cool? Seriously?!?

    It blew my mind when I tried it. I've never seen an application that interacted with a webcam vid.
     
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    Ok I did it and it actually is pretty cool.
    Try turning it upside down!

    Hold it back about half a metre.
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    It's just a gimmick. I look at it as an extension of dancing baloney. It looks cool, and is kind of fun, but doesn't real add much value.

    Tom
     
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    Good way to waste a few minutes
     
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    The kids and I got a real kick out of it. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    This appears to be a low-tech application of Microsoft's new "tag" functionality (Microsoft Tag - Linking real life with the digital world). I guess in a way it's kind of cool from a technology standpoint, but would it really have hurt us to have a link to click?

    It's sort of like that Orbitz commercial where they guy delivers the check by hovercraft......mail would have worked just fine. ;)

    I guess I took an extra grumpy pill this morning....
     
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    Bah! Microsoft tag is basically a barcode reader, but the GE site is real-time overlaying of 3D imagery on your webcam video.
     
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    Well I just showed my 16 year old and he liked it so there!!
     
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