Touchscreens have lessened the need for physical interactive components in devices. But sometimes, they make things, like games, better. Imagine needing to use specially shaped objects to solve a puzzle, or facing a mini-robot standing on top of your screen?
Simple, but great: Each drawer in Nick Yulman’s song cabinet plays music, with the rhythm changing as you pull the drawer out further. By mixing up various drawers and rhythms, you can create a bajillion permutatinos of music. [ITP]
The slowest printer ever, the Blimpter floats freely, dropping ink as it passes the coordinate of a dot it wants to “print”, like an 1880s aerial bomber, painting a picture one spot at a time.