How to Make an Office Dartboard That Won't Destroy the Walls

Darts are awesome, but they're tricky to set up at work. Real darts aren't super safe and leave walls full of holes, and safety darts suck hard. Mark Rober has got a solution that's simple, elegant, and awesome. » 12/19/11 10:26am 12/19/11 10:26am

Fake iPad Replaces Stuffed Animal as Perfect 21st Century Toy

I've noticed an increasing number of can't-be-bothered parents handing over an iPhone or iPad to their screaming tykes—but what if they throw up on it or try to eat it? The whiteboard anaPad's perfect for (faux) touchscreen child-rearing. » 6/20/11 11:40am 6/20/11 11:40am

Faux Fur Writeboard is a Softer Way to Leave Messages

This faux fur writeboard is probably not an efficient option for the office scrum, but it'd be great for the dorm room wall. Write with your finger, then brush the fur the same direction to clear it. [Gonçalo Campos via Core77] » 8/31/10 12:40am 8/31/10 12:40am

Now I Feel Old: Schools to Get Multitouch Interactive Whiteboards

Time for a next-gen spin on the age-old debate of whether a blackboard or whiteboard is better in the classroom? I pose that question because Panasonic's interactive multitouch whiteboard comes days after we saw Sharp's LCD blackboard. Who feels old? » 8/25/10 10:40am 8/25/10 10:40am

I Want To Teach in a School of the Future With Sharp's 60-inch LCD…

Sharp's 60" PN-L601B Blackboard, announced today in Japan, ditches the SMART Board's projector in lieu of a 1,920×1,080, LED-backlit LCD display. It's almost awesome enough to make me want to draw sentence diagrams for Catcher In the Rye. » 8/19/10 11:52am 8/19/10 11:52am

MIT Teaches Computers to Turn Sloppy Sketches Into Search Queries

The compound sketched here is acetaminophen. Most wouldn't know that offhand and might struggle through messy Google searches in an attempt to find out. But what if our computers understood the sketch and we just had to voice our question? » 2/22/10 8:40pm 2/22/10 8:40pm

eBeam Whiteboard Delivers Notes to Kindle, for the Kid Who Forgot His…

In elementary school, I was that kid who always had to sit up front when I forgot my glasses. Think of all the time I could have spent goofing off! If only I had those notes delivered to my Kindle... » 12/07/09 11:40pm 12/07/09 11:40pm

Whiteboard Clock Clears Your Schedule For You

Here's a clever design: a whiteboard clock that erases your appointments as they happen. The lack of a minutes hand robs it of some of its usefulness, but the concept is still sound. [Il-Gu Cha via Make] » 7/06/09 11:20am 7/06/09 11:20am

IdeaPaint Turns Any Surface Into a Doodle-Ready Whiteboard

Chalkboard paint has been out for years but, let's face it, chalkboards are inferior to dry erase any way you look at it. That's why IdeaPaint kicks all kinds of ass. » 4/08/09 8:20pm 4/08/09 8:20pm

Photoshop and Illustrator Magnets Cast Suspicion On Your Photography…

Like these ads but without the social commentary, these magnets can make a whiteboard full of photos look like a screenshot of Photoshop or Illustrator. » 1/31/09 8:00pm 1/31/09 8:00pm

ZeptoPad 2.0 Whiteboard iPhone App Shows Live-Updating Web Interface,…

It's just a demo right now, but Ryo Shimizu's ZeptoPad 2.0 whiteboard app looks pretty promising. We already love collaborative drawing apps like Netsketch » 11/25/08 6:00pm 11/25/08 6:00pm, but Ryo's whiteboard adds a couple of interesting tweaks—the ability to watch the whiteboard live via a web interface or on what looks like a local client, and…

Elementary School's LEGO Club Makes Whiteboard Using Wii

Remember Johnny Lee's how-to last year, on how to make a whiteboard out of a Wiimote? Kofi Merritt, a computer resource specialist, challenged the members of the LEGO Club at the Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School to follow the Carnegie-Mellon Ph.D student's video instructions and make themselves an interactive… » 3/24/08 6:14am 3/24/08 6:14am

Use a Wiimote to Make Whiteboards Out of Anything

Johnny Lee's description of "Low-Cost Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote" may sound boring, but it's actually a very cool and very innovative use of the Wiimote. Since you can hook the controller up to your computer and accept inputs using the Wiimote library interface, you can use its infrared… » 12/10/07 1:53pm 12/10/07 1:53pm

Ultraser Whiteboard Eraser For Engineers and TAs

You haven't spent most of your day drawing, then erasing crap on whiteboards unless you've been a TA or a software engineer. We've been both, so this Ultraser design is the best thing we've seen in the "whiteboard" design department in a while. All it is is a handle that you shove a standard whiteboard eraser under,… » 11/09/07 3:20pm 11/09/07 3:20pm