Archive for the ‘Guerrilla Gadgets’ Category

Quebec city magic festival: The Mind Reading Billboard

donderdag, februari 1st, 2018

This billboard isn’t your typical billboard. With eye tracking technology this billboard can read your mind!

Coca Cola: Gratitude Warms You Up

dinsdag, januari 9th, 2018

When it’s cold at the bus stop, gratitude will warm you up. Find someone around, press “thank you buttons” at the same time and let the cold melt away.

This webshop celebrated it’s birthday by making the one thing that it doesn’t sell

woensdag, mei 3rd, 2017

The Dutch webshop Bol.com celebrated it’s 18th birthday by building the one thing that the webshop does not sell: a car. A special design team was asked to build a working electric car solely out of items that are sold in the webshop. This resulted in creative solutions, like using a dog’s leash as a seatbelt and spatulas as pedals. A total of 223 items was used to build “de Winkelwagen” (the shopping cart).

The sound of sweetness: Sonic Sweetener

donderdag, maart 23rd, 2017

To make people more aware of how sweet some beverages are, Xin Cafe introduced the Sonic Sweetener. The company aims to reduce sugar consumption by making people more aware of the fact that their beverages contain a lot of sugar. People naturally associate certain sounds to sweetness. The sonic sweetener combines these sounds with beverages. The sounds help people to focus their attention to the sweet taste, as a result, the food or drink tastes even sweeter.

 

Arrive Alive: Metal Bar Coasters

woensdag, maart 22nd, 2017

A small object with a big message: the metal bar coasters made by Arrive Alive. The coasters are made from car wrecks and contained the message: “this coaster used to be a car. That car never made it home”. This campaign aims to make people think about the consequences of drinking and driving. The coasters were spread on st. Patrick’s day, one of the biggest drinking nights of the year.

Arrive Alive coasters

Arrive Alive coasters

Arrive Alive coasters

 

The Setapp Shortcut

vrijdag, februari 24th, 2017

Setapp, the “Netflix for apps”  is a subscription to the 60 best apps for Mac. Setapp promises to make life easier by providing it’s subscribers with the best MacOS apps. The campaign video to introduce this new service is surprisingly focused on technology in a different way. Fishermen on a lake were surprised with a “shortcut”: drones flew to their boats and brought them fish in a basket.

Fly 360: “The Wall”

dinsdag, januari 31st, 2017

An Aussie-inspired ad satirizing Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, along with his controversial if not ridiculously impractical promise to build a US-Mexico border wall, has been banned from major television networks across America. The ad asks viewers to “get a broader perspective,” as it launches its 360fly 4k camera, a single-lens camera that captures seamless 360 degree video. The ad is set during the fictional future press unveiling of President Trump’s massive border wall, and shows the 360 degree camera perspective of Mexican mariachi band members and chamber maids tunnelling underneath while Trump brags on unaware. The ad is the brainchild of Australian-born 360fly CEO Peter Adderton. It has been banned from major American networks ABC, NBC, and CBS.

DJ Qbert: Interactive Album Cover

maandag, januari 26th, 2015

This is a great example of what one can do with conductive ink technology. The American DJ QBert designed an album cover in which different sound effects are included. This way, people can make music! The CD cover was developed by the same company that was also responsible for an interactive poster.

The Coffee Copter I A drone that delivers coffee

woensdag, oktober 29th, 2014

At A Lab, the innovative media & technology center in Amsterdam people can order coffee @ the ‘Coffee Copter’. A quadcopter programmed to deliver coffee in the whole building…

The Coffee Copter from screenturner on Vimeo.

Cadbury: Joy Generator

donderdag, juli 17th, 2014

Chocolate brand Cadbury has created a one-of-a-kind vending machine that uses your Facebook profile to match you with one of its chocolate flavors. Called the ‘Joy Generator’, it has been dubbed as the “world’s first flavor-matching social vending machine” by the company. To get matched, simply login to Facebook with the vending machine. Depending on your likes and interests, the machine will match and dispense one of twelve flavors. For example, if you happen to have an “energetic” personality, you’ll be matched with a ‘Crunchie’ bar, while those who are more sociable will be given the ‘Rocky Road’ flavor. To find out more, check out the video below: