Super Screwdriver

By Deane Barker on February 1, 2004

Intelligent screwdriver: I want a macro for framing a picture, finding a stud, finding a set of screws for it, and balancing it in one hand while I try to screw it in with the other.

Matsushita Electric Works has launched what they call the world’s first intelligent screwdriver. Looking like something that would crop up in Ultraman or Power Rangers, it allows you to record macros—slow start, fast midsection, slow again at the end, for example—and replay them with a single button-push.

It’s time, I think, for the macro to move beyond software. We need more everyday tools to have macros, like m car. I’d like to hit the “Record Macro..” button, drive to work one time, then just replay the macro every morning. Via Boing Boing.

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