Nabaztag is alive!
Finally after some trouble connecting to my new Nabaztag with my iBook, I used my Playstation Portable to built up a connection. The Nabaztag doesn’t have an Ethernet port, so you have to set it up for the first time with and Ad-hoc wireless network. Once connected to your WLAN the Nabaztag can connect to all sorts of services like weather forecast, news, email accounts and many more. It has built-in speakers and a microphone, so it can read text and news (e.g. BBC News) in English, French and German. I’ve just started finding out all of the features but it’s fun! If you want to learn more about it got to the official Nabaztag website.
Club with rooftop terrace
If you’re in Berlin you might know the weekend club. This Tuesday was just the perfect weather for a cool beer after work on top of Berlin.
Shooting for fatboy
Mike — a good friend of mine — needed me for a shooting for his final diploma in graphics design. He’s working on a campaign for fatboy — a dutch manufacturer for sacks filled with little balls on which you can sit or just relax. And that’s what Mike actually wanted me to do in front of the camera.
Arthur — Germany premiere
Today was the Germany premiere of Arthur und die Minimoys (Arthur and the Invisibles). Luc Besson and Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel came to the Potsdamer Platz to promote the movie. I think it was a very entertaining movie and really good fun! Go and watch it with your friends! You can find pictures and trailers on the official website (which I designed). Thanks to everyone at Tobis for the invitation to the premiere!
A friend of mine told me about this funny tittle toy. The PicooZ is a light-weight helicopter that can be easily controlled even in your living-room. I’ve just unpacked it and as you can see in this clip I still need some practice…
Free climbing in Saxon Switzerland
Last weekend, I spent some time in the Saxon Switzerland at the Berghof Lichtenhain. They needed new pictures for their website, so Peter took photos of the hotel and the beautiful mountain landscape. You can find some pictures of the 2-day shooting here. We did some free climbing in the Czech Republic, too, which was very exhausting in the hot sun but still a lot of fun. By the way, free climbing started in the Saxon Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century and was brought to the USA by Fritz Wiessner who emigrated from Germany in the 1930s.
Update 2006-06-29: I’ve just found a tiny video clip of Peter shooting the landscape.
LED throwies
Inspired by Friday’s Rocketboom videocast, I made my own LED throwies. They were easy to assemble: a 10 mm LED, a 3 V battery and a magnet — all tied together with duck tape. So people, if you find these somewhere attached at magnetic objects in Berlin — it was probably me… Hope to make some pictures in action very soon.
iBook with transparent display
Today I replaced my original iBook display with a transparent one. It’s a bit hard to see because of my iSight camera, but I think you get the idea. It's got a light grey shine which makes it easier to see the icons on the desktop.
Watch the movie here or click on the image (QuickTime required).