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Carbon Baby Cradle for Auto Addicts!

You gotta love this beautifully designed “carbon” baby cradle which is very light yet durable.

The carbon cradle is a marriage between high-tech material and craftsmanship. It is a unique basket work in carbon strapped with leather and a cosy cotton interior. Softness, lightness and robustness come together. Like a protective cocoon, the carbon cradle remembers the traditional Moses basket respecting its identity. This cradle is ideal for babies under six months and its light weight of only three kilos is a relief for parents.

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Carbon Fiber Hack – How to Make DIY Carbon Fiber Parts!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAdVO8Rkv6c Carbon fiber is probably one of the lightest yet strongest materials used often for fixing up cars. I never knew the process of making carbon fiber could be done without heavy machinery but this video shows you how to make your own carbon fiber parts, amazing indeed.

Basically, carbon fiber fabric and epoxy are used to make the finishing carbon fiber part. I guess it’s not that complicated, this could be a great way to make some custom car parts.

You can buy DIY carbon fiber kits here at

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Auto DIY – How to Make your Own Cold Air Intake!

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Remember I did a post on how to make an intake for your car using parts from home depot? Well, here’s another fabulous idea for cold air intake, this guy actually uses a simply PVC piping to bring the cold air from the front of the front bumper to the intake.

Most retail cold air intake actually has the air filter at the front bumper, which is actually a bad idea becaus

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DIY iPod Touch Remote-Controlled GTO!

Here’s a guy who hacked his GTO and iPod Touch to create a DIY iPod Touch remote control for his car.  Pretty cool stuff I’d say, it shouldn’t be long before cars and smartphones merge.

Following the key-fob he created a control system using a 2.4gHz cell phone which used the speed-dial to create timed events like putting up the top and rolling up the windows. The next upgrade was voice control, using a Bluetooth unit tied to a cell phone to create complete voice control over the car. All of that still works, but his latest — and coolest upgrade yet — u

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How to Avoid Speed Traps on Your iPhone, Android or Blackberry!

I’ve mentioned PhantonAlert before, a service that lets you avoid speed traps. Well, here’s another service that’s going to help you avoid speed traps, Trapster.com. There’s an app for almost every smartphone including the iPhone, Android, or Blackberry so try it out and let me know if it does indeed work well.

As for me, I will keep relying on my old-school “magical” feel of the roads. I can see a cop a mile

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Auto DIY – How to Make LED Headlights for your Car!

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My friends have been asking me how to make LED headlights ever since they found out I can hack up some electronic stuff.  Well, LEDs are pretty easy to me since I’ve dealt with them a lot but I won’t tell you how to do it, there’s a guy who made an instructable for that.

The first image shows how things look right now: two upper ‘edge’ arrays, each with 21 5mm LED (pointed forward, 5 degrees down and 5 degrees outwards), a central array of 60 LEDs at top density (pointed straight forward, replacing the twelve LED array around the Hyundai symbol

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Russian Girls and Cars [Valentines Wishes]

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For those of you unlucky to have no date on this Valentines Day, you can still enjoy some Russian girls and their cars.  (Also see Russian cheerleaders while you are at it.)

More Russian girls where it came from.

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Are U.S. Army Humvees #Obsolete?

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The U.S. Army’s version of Hummers is called the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle or Humvee. There has been numerous cases of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) that can explode the humvees.

Well, the rumor has it that Humvees are finally being retired, perhaps better/stronger army vehicles such MRAPs are on the way I hope.

I still remember when Humvees first came

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Car DIY – How to Make a Smartphone Car Mount!

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Here’s a great way to make a car-mount for your smartphone such as an iPhone, Nexus One, or even a Palm Pre.  I think this is the best one I’ve seen so far that makes use of cheap PVC pipes and craft foam.  That’s all there is to it!

(I am making one of these soon for my new Nexus One, which btw does navigation flawless, I mean flawless really!)

Luckily for me, the original (super boxy) XB has an assortment of odd “spaces” in the dash.  These make a perfect place to attach a rock solid, quick and dirty $2 mount that’ll take less t

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GSM Hack – How to Make GSM Car Starter!

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Here’s a guy who put together a cheap cellphone and GSM-enabled relay to make a GSM car starter, meaning he can start his car by calling a number.  The creater used GSM relay unit which says it cost him $199 but I think if you buy the GSM unit and relay separately, he could have saved even more money.  (I’ve done a similar project here, all you would have to do is add a relay to that and it would be a GSM relay unit btw.  That one you

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