Rewind: 12 projects you wish you had in your office

Whether it’s eliminating distractions or enhancing convenience, every workplace could use some of these things. An Electric Standing Desk StandiT is a modular, patent-pending system that can take ordinary desks or wooden tabletops and transform them into electric stand-sit desks capable of raising and lowering on your command. An Ergonomic Keyboard Keyboardio is an open source ergonomic keyboard that gives your pinkies a break and puts your thumbs […]

25 Maker projects to celebrate Social Media Day

From Meerkat drones to pancake selfies, we’ve compiled some of our favorite social media-inspired projects from the Maker community.  Mashable first launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. And while just about every day may be filled with tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram selfies, June […]

LED matrix flashes real-time commuter info

Don’t you hate rushing around like a lunatic just to find out that your train is running late? Well, the iStrategyLabs crew recently debuted a solution to that very problem: a slick LED matrix sign that displays data about the next four trains arriving at the nearest metro station. Dubbed Transit, the sign also lists how many bikes are available […]

Click your heels three times and call an Uber ride

“There’s no place like home… There’s no place like home… There’s no place like home.” In the American fantasy film Wizard of Oz, Dorothy transports herself back to Kansas by clicking the heels of her ruby slippers three times. Those same three clicks can now transport you home, by way of Uber. Designed by Maker DJ Saul, Managing […]

Snapping selfies with a magical mirror

iStrategyLabs — a digital agency helmed by Peter Corbett and DJ Saul — recently debuted a new project dubbed “S.E.L.F.I.E.” (aka The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine). S.E.L.F.I.E allows users to take a hands-free selfie by simply looking at themselves and smiling. Once the hacked device recognizes those pearly whites, hidden LEDs indicate a countdown, then […]