• HandiBot Is The Robotic Carpenter Of Geppetto’s Dreams

    HandiBot Is The Robotic Carpenter Of Geppetto’s Dreams

    Given that I have no talent in woodworking I suspect Handibot may – dare I say it? – come in handy. The device is a motorized CNC machine – they’re calling it a Universal Digital Power Tool (UDPT) – for wood. It can cut, machine, drill, and carve. Build by the guys who built the ShopBot, a similarly complex CNC system for woodworking. Read More

  • Bamboo-Clad ADzero Android Phone Goes From Concept To Real Product

    Bamboo-Clad ADzero Android Phone Goes From Concept To Real Product

    Ever since I saw this mesmerizing commercial for the wood-clad (and unfortunately named) Touch Wood, I’ve been a sucker for phones of a more organic persuasion. While the Touch Wood ultimately never saw the light of day outside of its native Japan, another wooden smartphone is preparing to take the proverbial stage. Read More

  • This $650 Board Is For Audiophiles Only

    Are you someone special? Are you rich? Do you wildly misunderstand electronics? Then you’re probably an audiophile, that rare breed of human who thinks that goofy add-ons like this ridiculous $650 board will make a piece of electronics (or analog gear) sound better. Read More

  • Accoya Uses Chemistry Trick To Detoxify Exterior Wood Treatment Process

    Most options for wood used in decks, outdoor furniture and siding are rarely entirely earth friendly, since they are often treated with heavy metals or toxic chemicals, or logged from unsustainable forests. One company is innovating in the space by altering the chemistry of the wood itself to make it weather and decay resistant. Read More

  • Wood Stock, For Telling What Kind Of Wood You’re Looking At

    This only qualifies as a gadget under the loosest of definitions, but I think it’s cool so up it goes. German company Woodloops makes these little Wood Stock kits, essentially Pantone chips for wood. I’m sure there are things like this around already; I just like the design of these ones. The text is a description of the tree and wood. [via Abitare and NotCot] Read More

  • And here we have a wooden iPod

    I don’t think you have to be a craftsman to appreciate the beauty of this handmade iPod. It’s a tad large and bulky, but it’s still beautiful in its own right. The outside casing is Australian red cedar, the working touch-sensitive click wheel is Camphor Laurel, and brass makes up the rest. Gorgeous. Now where is a wooden iPhone? Read More

  • An $85 wooden iPhone case

    From one woodworker to another, huge props for this wooden iPhone case. I have been wanting to turn out a similar case for my BlackBerry Storm but I never envisioned the correct design; appareantly he did. These cases aren’t the cheapest at $84+ but they are certainly some of the best looking. The entire thing is constructed of wendge and finished with linseed oil. The shape of the… Read More

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    DIY: Wooden USB flash drive

    With a lot of sanding and basic woodworking skills, you can turn your plastic thumb drive into a classy wooden drive. Let me show you how. Read More

  • Dodge truck gets wood; still able to drive coast-to-coast

    How about wood for a fuel? It’s renewable, plentiful, and local. The thought isn’t anything new but with the soaring price in gasoline, it’s making a come back. Just don’t call it a come back ’cause this lumberjack is going to show you what his wood-burning Dodge is made of by driving coast-to-coast. Basically the system gassifies the wood and feeds the syngas… Read More

  • Man carves wood into geek art

    Like art? Like wood? Oh, boy, are you in for a treat. Michael Rae, sculptor, bases his art in geek culture, which is why you see this gigantic gun that could well be out of Doom. It’s called the Lysistrata, which is Greek for “big wooden gun made by Michael Rae.” Wired has more pictures of this guy’s work, all of which look pretty cool. It’s safe to say… Read More

  • WoodRatchet: It ratchets your wood

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1106949&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ It’s not every day you find a cool gadget in a free newspaper in the Poconos but here you have it: the WoodRatchet, a system to hold wood at odd… Read More

  • Wooden Suit for Stephen Hawking mystifies all who try to discern its purpose

    Another day, another odd suit. This one, designed by Michael T. Rea, is called the “Suit for Stephen Hawking” and I don’t understand it at all. It’s made of wood, yes, but I doubt that’s its raison d’etre. Actually, the whole lot of Rea’s creations are wooden. The man’s crazy for it. via Make Blog Read More

  • Jupiter Mouse is made of wood, acts funny, looks like Jupiter

    [photopress:jupitermouse.jpg,full,left]We talked about computers made of bamboo and mouses that heat your hands, but here’s a little of column A and a little of column B. It’s a wooden sphere that doesn’t work like a regular mouse. It has iPhone-like motion sensors, so if you tilt it left, the cursor moves left, right it goes right, and so on. It’s not for everyone, but… Read More

  • Hanspree displays wood panel TVs that look really damn good

    Hannspree is showing off a few “designer TVs” today. They’re 32-inch and 37-inch HDTVs that seem fairly pedestrian, with the exception of the natural wood paneling. These TVs look great, and there’s no way my camera can capture the real rich texture and look of the wood on the CES floor. In the world of usually ugly HDTVs, I’m for one happy to see something that… Read More

  • Headphones made of wood hope to be a real boy someday but for now are just pricey

    The HP-FX500 headphones from JVC are partly made of wood, which is supposed to make stuff sound better. Here’s to hoping that it makes stuff sound WAY better because these things are expensive. They’re available in Japan for 15,000 Yen (about $132)and may or may not mark the resurgence of wood-paneled audio gear that the world fell in love with back in the late 70’s or… Read More

  • Soviet TV case mod: Be happy you've got today's TVs

    Not too long ago, this Soviet-era wooden TV was the 1080p, 70-inch plasma of its day. Now it’s computer case mod, sitting casually atop your desk like a proud worker. Honor it. Case Mod: Soviet-Era Wooden TV [Boing Boing Gadgets] Read More

  • iPod Nano Gets a Wood Case

    if someone asked you what would protect your iPod more, aluminum or wood, what would you choose? *bbzzzzzz* Wrong. The answer is wood, or at least the Dutch company Miniot thinks so. They have a wooden iPod carrying case designed to protect the precious, and apparently vulnerable, metals on your iPod. Oh, and it also costs $95. Some of you may think this is a bit much for a $149 device. Read More