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DIY QuadroCopter Built with Arduino and Wii Motion Plus!

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Officially (or unofficially), RC helicopters are DEAD as we know it but quadrocopters are become ever more popular.  For those of you who’s thinking about building yourself one, you might want to take a look at this particular setup using Arduino and Wii Motion Plus.

The project uses Wii Motion Plus coupled with I2C communication to Arduino unit to make use of the gyroscopes inside and also save a bunch of money on the setup.

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Windows 8 Boots Up INSTANTLY!

Here’s a cool video of new Windows 8 that boots up instantly from a complete cold start after putting the battery out and in.

Let me just add that I literally went on a rampage about how Windows Vista sucked (and it did big time) but I have to give Microsoft some props on Windows 7 (which I love) and I think Windows 8 will be another great products too, keep up the good work guys.

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DIY LED Mohawk Helmet!

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If you are looking for something really cool to wear to your next rave party, here’s a DIY LED Mohawk helmet you can make, which gives you powerful RGB color-changing lights and I am sure everyone will complement you on this for sheezy.

Best of, this LED Mohawk helmet doesn’t just impress you with changing colors but it “syncs” to the music, very well done indeed. via hackedgadgets,

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How to Make a DIY SMS Text Party LED Scroller!

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Using a Google Voice account, a web server, BetaBrite scrolling LED, Brian Gaut from Plasma2002.com has created a DIY party LED scroller that lets your friends and guests to SMS text sorta like those large displays at shows and events.

Best of all, Brian posted all of his PHP code so you can easily replicate it, you only have to buy the parts.

After testing the sign at a party held at home, I noticed that people really seemed to enjoy it. One part of it that led to people enjoying it was the fa

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How to Make a Tree Climbing Arduino Robot!

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Here’s the coolest robot of the week you can build, a tree climbing Arduino robot!  I love this idea and would like to take the concept further by adding some wireless cameras so I can snoop on the baby birds hatching. See Instructables for full instructions on how to make one yourself.

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How to Make DIY Animatronic Mouth Robot!

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Want to make yourself a DIY animatronic mouth robot?  Check out PyroElectro.com’s instructions on how to build one of these using PIC controller and servos.

In this tutorial I will show you two simple methods for building a believable robotic mouth. One articulated and moveable, the other an LCD flashing design. Both animatronic mouth designs create a believable illusion for your animatronic robot and can be built on a modest DIY budget.

via hackedgadgets,

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How to Make a Kid’s Learning Tool, The DIY Counting Box!

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Want to make your 3 or 4 year old get good at numbers super quick? How about building your kids a DIY counting box?

My son—now four, but three when I conceived this project—loves numbers and counting. More than a few times I’ve peeked in at night to find him asleep with a calculator in one hand and a flashlight in the other. And one of his favorite things to do with the calculator is incrementing “1 + = = = = = = = = = =” until he can’t keep his eyes open any more. I decided to build him a dedicated machine that would do nothing but count up and count down.

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How to Make a DIY Homemade Cathode Ray Tube!

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Most of would use cathode ray tubes off junk electronics to make something cool. Well, not this guy, YouTube user Xkcdification has made a DIY cathode ray tube completely from scratch, using wine bottle as vacuum source.

You can catch his full howto guide over at Instructables.com.

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How to Build a Music-Syncing LED Display!

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Next time you listen to your favorite dubstep music (one of my favorite genres btw), you will definitely want to enhance your listening experience by building yourself a music-syncing LED display that will sync to every beat and it’s a great project that anyone can tackle.

See full HOWTO at Wired.com

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How to Make a Resin-Based Color-Changing DIY Door Handle!

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Using layers of resin and a strip of color-changing RGB LEDs, folks at OvniLab.com have created a magnificent-looking door handle that looks very modern and would be more suited for a nightclub as it’s that awesome-lookin’.

The process seems pretty simple enough, make a resin-based door handle, stick a color-changing RGB LEDs on the back of the handle. But you have to give credit, this is a really great idea, thanks to the creators. I will have to definitely put this on my priority list of DIY projects for the future.

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