Light Switch

  • Knocki turns any surface into a switch

    Knocki turns any surface into a switch

    What happens when you mix two software dudes, a little kid, and a light switch? You get the Knocki, a clever little device that connects to a wall or under a table. You can tap the surface to trigger events – turning on a light, muting speakers, etc. – and it is surprisingly small and easily-hidden. The founders are Ohad Nezer and Jake Boshernitzan, both of Houston… Read More

  • bRight Switch Wants To Upgrade The Light Switches In Your Home To Android Touchscreens

    bRight Switch Wants To Upgrade The Light Switches In Your Home To Android Touchscreens

    bRight Switch wants to replace plain old light switch hardware with what’s basically a small, Android-powered tablet fixed to the wall — hugely expanding the functionality of the switch interface to support home automation, security features, videocalling and more. Read More

  • Solution to increase figure skating's appeal: Lightsabers

    I don’t know if this video is new or has been floating around Star War’s fan site for years. Nor do I really care, cause it’s awful entertaining. There is something mesmerizing watching this Russian skater glide around the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic’s rink throwing and catching lightsabers. Hell, maybe if lightsabers were involved in figure skating, I would actually watch… Read More

  • Hooks On Light Switches!

    Some dude from Die Electric created light switches with hooks for your coat. It’s supposed to make you think about how much electricity you use, yadda yadda. I’m American. I’m going to use a ton of electricity until I die. Deal with it. Looks to me like when I hang up my jacket, the power in my room will go out. Genius! Non-electric housewares that use your plugs and… Read More

  • How to Make a Star Trek On/Off Switch

    Since our wives won’t approve outfitting our living room like the bridge of the Enterprise and our bedrooms like Counselor Troi’s quarters, all we have left is making our light switches like the panels on TNG (The Next Generation for you non-trekkers). Axe-man has a complete guide for making your switches into something even Patrick Stewart would be proud of. And he’s seen… Read More