Posted on June 18, 2012
When you’re bored in class, eyelids are heavy, and the teacher’s drone is putting you to sleep faster than that mixed drink your friend gave you last weekend, here is something to keep you awake. Bright Futura Presents:
Bored In Class: Play NES Online For Free
Before the N64 blew your minds, childhoods, and reasons to play outside out the water there was the Nintendo Entertainment System as known as the NES .
That’s right, grandfather of the Nintendo Wii, brother of the Gameboy, and the Holy Grail of the at home console, but enough blabber:
There’s a website where you can play this online like a
boss Teenage Mutant RoboCop Spiderman Ninja-Superman…aboard the Enterprise…yeah…
As you can see they have a lot of games, so stay awake, stay alert, and stay playing.
Shameless Self Promotion: How Not to Die in College: Not Falling Asleep in Class
If 8-bit is too intense for you then:Bored In Class: Gameboy Edition
The systems are quite simple to use, make sure you don’t look like a hard core gamer while playing, teacher may notice you, when you shout “DAMN!” every time you die.
Leon Langford | Bright Futura Columnist
Posted on June 16, 2012
Dave Hakkens a Design Academy Eindhoven student is getting a lot of attention for his creative solution to an every day problem. Dave’s creation is called the “Plugbook” and it is generating a lot of buzz for two reasons its has a clean design and it helps keep your pad tidy:
it’s essentially a retractable extension cord (bear with me here) in which the spool is concealed in a rather conspicuous plastic housing… so conspicuous, in fact, that Hakkens was inspired to highlight the chunky book form factor.
Thus, the “Plugbook” is more or less impossible to misplace:
My goal was to create a little extension cord to use for small in-house jobs. Like charging your laptop, drilling a hole, connecting a lamp etc. I wanted it to be just there, in the middle of your living room without being obstructive and with a good working cable. If you need it, you now where it is and you can just take it, without a hassle.
The plugbook is made in the shape of a book which hides itself between your other books. When you need it, just take it out and pull the cord. Simple as that! Inside the book is 10 ft (3m) of cable. We also added an extra power socket and 2 USB ports to easily charge your iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, Camera and many other devices. And when you don’t need it anymore you press the button and the cord automatically rewinds itself (like in a vacuum cleaner). And just put it back on the bookshelf ready to go for next time.
In any case, Hakkens is looking to Kickstart his latest project and he’s raised a little more than half the funds with just under a week and a half to go.
It’s currently priced at $25 apiece—check it out (and help him out) by clicking below.
Maximillian Garland | Bright Futura Columnist
Posted on June 16, 2012
The Air Force recently went to these guys and asked them to build a PVAC, or Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber, capable of scaling a brick wall. The students came to call it an Ascending Aggie and they ended up winning a $100k development prize for this vacuum backpack.