This is actually a really cool idea and would be interesting to see this applied to other board games. I can’t imagine how well it would work for games where pieces are required to frequently be moved (i.e. Monopoly) but would work well for games where any assets are visually displayed. Settlers of Catan: Lawn Edition anyone?
Now if you ignore the obvious out of tuneness of the road, this is really a neat idea, although I’m not sure of the practicality of it. According to this article, the road was located in Lancaster, CA for a stretch until residents complained about the noise of the road.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first musical road in the world, but rather the first road in the US to be deemed as such, as there are already several in Japan.
I can’t say I’m usually very worried about getting my electronics wet, but in either case the following video shows something very cool. Apparently, Golden Shellback is a coating that coats your electronics, inside and out, in a non-conductive coating that protects your device from moisture. This is something you have to see to believe, so take a look:
Depending on the price, I could see this being worth it. Especially if you do a lot of activities around water where you would want to keep your electronics dry. Very spiffy!
I have been working on a Google maps application for a while, and am finally releasing my first “public” beta of the map. The project’s goal was attempt to tackle the traveling salesman problem (shortest path between all points) with a real pratical application. View my Google Maps Fun page to view more details on the application.
Please, if you use it and like it, let me know! Any bugs/requests can be directed in the comments as well.