Gesture-Controlled Light Switch is Like a Trackpad For Your House

The hardware in Mac Funamizu's gesture-controlled light switch would be very, very simple—after all, it's just a trackpad. But it's the input methods that make this exciting: just as laptop trackpads can track gestures for scrolling, this light switch would parse them to control up a roomful of lights, either together… » 11/26/08 7:28am 11/26/08 7:28am

Star Trek Plate Covers Won't Make Your Lights Turn On Any Faster

You can't wait for the movie » 11/12/08 9:45am 11/12/08 9:45am. You have the t-shirts, the tricorder replica, the klingon doctorate, your , your face has morphed already into a sexy Vulcanian, and you have been writing your first Star Trek novel for years now. But do you these plates for your electrical wall thingies? Yeah. That's what I thought. Go…

Silicone Switch Design Improves the Light Switch

Just a design from Ross McBride, this silicone switch design simplifies the light switch concept for people who don't quite grok the "up equals on, down equals off" concept. In this case, one silicone bump means, er, on? And two silicone bumps mean, obviously, off. We think. In any case, you can smash the light with… » 9/15/06 3:10pm 9/15/06 3:10pm