Category Archives: Computer

How to Make DIY Animated LED Glasses!


As soon as I saw these DIY animated LED glasses, I knew this is one of the coolest glasses I would ever get to wear.  From reading the instructions, it seems pretty easy to make, based on PixAxe microcontrollers, meaning you can program it in BASIC language.

I think the important thing here is that the idea of putting LEDs on the glasses (and taking it to music shows according to the author) that’s genius at hand.

Kudos, freakin’ love this.

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DIY Credit Card Reader Mozart Music Maker!


Steve Chamberlin has created an awesome DIY credit card reader that plays mozart music when you swipe any kind of credit card. He reverse engineered the Z-80 computer inside the credit card reader and let it play some mozart music based on Melisma Stochastic Melody Generator. This is a pretty nifty idea I think, perhaps has a lot more uses to it than just playing music, could be applied to membership cards, pe

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DIY Felt Mouse!


Do you want a mouse that’s truly eco-friendly and made from wood felt, teak, and aluminum?

Well, designer Joey Roth has created this DIY felt mouse that’s exactly that.

I was inspired by the mouse’s intimate contact with the human skin, which is unique among peripherals. Although it’s more similar to a glove or shoe than a printer, mice are typically made from the same thermoplastics. For such a tactile and purposeful object, this is wrong.

I was inspired by the mouse’s intimate co

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DIY Book Xylophone!


What do you think will happen when you use books (yes real books, not e-books) as hitting pad for a xylophone?

You get a DIY Book Xylophone, capable of auto-playing tunes and also giving you pleasure of thumping/punishing your old hack books you’ve already read a thousand times.

A guy in Japan made this, very interesting read although Google Translate isn’t working all that perfectly.

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How to Build a DIY LM555 Digital Adding Machine!


Here’s an incredible DIY LM555 Adding Machine that Alan Yates built, it can do adding and subtraction using method of complement numbers.  This is like a digital version of old Adding machines people used to use back in the day.

The device was built with experimentation and modular testing in mind. Each decade ring is independently resetable a

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2011 Top 5 Military Tech/Gadget Round Up!

diesel-exhaust-to-water reader GeeP 9 asked us yesterday to cover more military technology and gadgets, so here’s the Top 5 round-up of what’s happening in the military sector:

1. Military has been working on a new technology that could potentially turn diesel exhaust into drinkable/usable water, meaning all military diesel humvees might be able to turn its waste gases into water in the desert. (Read more at Inhabitat)

Researchers at the Oak Ridg

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Photoshop/CSS Tutorial – How to Make a 3D Button that you Can Press!


In this Photoshop slash CSS tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a 3D button that you can actually press down on when you hover over it (or when you actually click on it if you want).

This is actually a trick I used to use all the time while designing websites and it can really spice up your website.  (Why do I not use it on this blog?  Well, my blog has a ton of blog posts and it runs on 4 web servers, if I put too many graphics, it will come to a screeching halt and the site would be a lot slower even though it’s slow already.)

First, you will need to make a

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Photoshop Tutorial – How to Make a Simple 3D Button in 5 Minutes!


I’ve been learning Photoshop for years (and I didn’t go to school or anything like that, just picked up things here and there) and I think I’ve gotten pretty good at it, not completely professional but I can make a 3D button in just a minute or so.

Anyways, it’s not that hard to do, let me show you how to make a very simple and basic 3D button in just 5 minutes of your time:

First, open up Photoshop. (duh!)

Next, hit Ctrl+N to create a new image. Make sure you start learning all the shortcuts in Photoshop, it will make your life easier.


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Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Green Gadgets of 2011! #EarthDay


Well, today is that day folks, it’s called Earth Day and you know what?

It’s time for the most eco-friendly and green gadgets of 2011!

Solar LED Desk Lamp – I work right by a big window that gets a lot of sunlight.  This Solar LED Desk Lamp will definitely cut your desktop electric bill to near zero because it can be fully-recharged and provides 5 hours of light.

Best of all, it comes with a 12

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Portable USB Solar Panel Charger/Battery Pack Review!


I’ve been meaning to get a USB solar charger/battery pack but luckily, sent me one for a review couple weeks back.  Anyways, this thing is pretty awesome, it basically re-charges itself when there’s even any hint of light.

How powerful is it? It’s rated at 2600mAh, meaning you can probably re-charge your iPhone/Android smartphone/Blackberry twice fully.

Besides that, it also comes wit

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