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troublemag | June 15, 2021

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Greenwish #14 by Robyn Gibson + Horse

Greenwish #14 by Robyn Gibson + Horse

Rubberised Keyboards for the musician with a festish
Roli’s ‘Seabord’ is a new patent-pending rubberised keyboard lets you bend and twist the keys as you play to affect the way it sounds! It’s like bending a guitar string as opposed to using a wah-wah pedal. The instrument’s creator Roland Lamb says the keyboard adds a level of tangibility that’s so often ignored in modern digital instruments.


Continuum Fingerboard
Dr. Lippold Haken wasn’t ignoring tangibility when he designed the Continuum Fingerboard, with a greater pitch range than traditional 88 note Midi keyboards. “… the Continuum offers realtime continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface.”


Super Solar Ovens
There is no way to sell these things better than the site itself: “If you want to cook food without any emissions, without any cost, in a totally healthy way, the Sun Oven Solar Cooker is the only choice. Let’s face it, the sun was designed for our benefit so we should utilize its amazing output … Welcome the Sun Oven – designed and made in the U.S.A. with the common problems in mind – it is truly amazing. It does what it is meant to, cooks in the sun quickly at high temperatures, but is safe, compact and easy to use. This amazing high quality Sun Oven will give you years of cooking bliss and has the style to turn heads too!”


Prepeat Inkless Printer
Replace paper  with plastic and print onto the same sheet of … let’s call it ‘plaper’, up to 1,000 times at the cost of about $3.25 AUD per sheet! Each time the paper is inserted into the printer, it is erased and can be used again.


3D Printed ‘Magic Arms’
Two-year-old Emma was born with the congenital disorder arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. AMC disease causes a person’s joints to become locked in a single position. In Emma’s case, it was her arms, and conventional prosthetics made of metal were too heavy for a 25-pound girl. Doctors at a Delaware hospital instead turned to 3D printing technology to create custom moulded parts and a lightweight vest for Emma. She has already outgrown her first vest and had a new one made. Replacement parts can be manufactured and delivered in a matter of hours – another fantastic quality of 3D printing!


And Robot Hands
Liam is a five-year-old boy from South Africa who was born without fingers. But thanks to a couple of hobbyist designers and a 3D printer, Liam’s hand is now “better, stronger, faster” than it was before – or at least fully digital. Designers Rich Van As, in South Africa, and Ivan Owens in Bellingham, Washington, made ‘Robohand’ as their first intercontinental collaboration, and have decided to keep their work open source. They have posted it to the MakerBot Thingiverse, which is a repository for 3D printer designs that are free to download and replicate.