Aug 272013


If anything, this latest announcement is proof that nothing is too far-fetched to come into existence.

Elon Musk recently tweeted that he’d “figured out how to design rocket parts just w[ith] hand movements,” and would be posting a video of the process over the next week or two.

While it seems like something out of science-fiction, it may come as surprise that Musk was inspired by the movie Iron Man. In the movie, Tony Stark is often seen designing new suits, and parts using nothing more than hand gestures – and a super advanced computer of course.

Jon Favreau – the director of Iron Man tweeted at Musk asking: “Like in Iron Man?” To which Musk responded: “Yup. We saw it in the movie and made it real. Good idea!”

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The Latest on: Gesture-controlled design
  • Project: Gesture Controlled Mouse (Air Mouse) Using Arduino & Accelerometer
    on November 16, 2017 at 1:15 am

    AIR Mouse is also called gesture-controlled mouse and it works based on hand gesture. In this project an accelerometer is used for measuring the tilt of hand in X and Y direction and moves the cursor according the tilt. In the project two types of circuit ... […]

  • Digital art frame creator Meural lands $5 mln Series A
    on November 15, 2017 at 11:05 am

    November 14, 2017—NEW YORK, NY Meural, a company innovating at the intersection of art and technology, and creators of the only gesture-controlled digital art frame ... technology, and design to create products that make us feel something. […]

  • Arduino based Hand Gesture Control of Your Computer
    on November 15, 2017 at 4:18 am

    You might have seen Hand Gesture Controlled Robots, where the motion of a robot is ... and you can power up all these components from the laptop’s USB Port. The design of the circuit is very simple, but the setup of the components is very important. […]

  • 2017 M&AE Technology Innovation Awards announced
    on November 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    is a gesture-controlled avionics application based on commercial off ... The chip is based on radiation-hardened by design process and packaged in a hermetic housing providing the necessary radiation tolerance for use in harsh space environments. […]

  • 7 times Björk used cutting-edge technology to shape her music
    on November 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

    You can also make use of a 30-day trial. Long before Apple made touchscreen music-making mainstream with the iPhone and iPad, a device called the Reactable offered an early take on gesture-controlled sound design. An instrument that lets musicians ... […]

  • Today in Techrights
    on November 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    40 years ago, on October 17th, 1977, the Turing Award was presented to John Backus for his contribution to the design of high-level programming ... Omega2-based smart clock Bluetooth speaker has gesture controlled streaming Onion’s “Oboo Smart Clock ... […]

  • Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity
    on June 16, 2017 at 5:54 am

    The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera ... Mavic Pro and its unique fold-up design. The tiny Spark makes the ... […]

  • Gesture Controlled Bike Signal Light Hits Kickstarter (video)
    on April 27, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Cyclists looking for a safer way to indicate the direction they will be taking both at night and during the day, may be interested in this new gesture controlled bike signal light that has been ... lights inspiration and design. Two of our teammates ... […]

  • Microsoft shows off its vision for gesture-controlled PCs
    on September 27, 2013 at 5:02 am

    The prototype gesture-controlled PC on show was controlling a Windows 8 PC ... "It's very much an iterative process to design gestures that users will find easy to use, but that will also be intuitive, ergonomic and quick." To command the system users ... […]

  • Elon Musk And Researchers Present Amazing Hand Gesture Controlled 3D Shaping
    on September 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Both Elon Musk and university researchers have independently presented revolutionary new design tools for creating 3D objects with bare hands last week. Using a depth-sensing camera and advanced software algorithms to interpret hand movements and gestures ... […]

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