Category Archives: Gadgets

Anything that could be considered a consumer gadget…

How to Wash Wine Glasses in your Dishwasher!

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I know every time I drink wine, cleaning your wine glasses the day after can become a time-consuming chore, especially if the wine dries out and leaves wine stains that you will have to scrub hard.

Well, what if you could wash your wine glasses in your dishwasher?

You can with this Wine Tether device, the inventor is trying to get some more people involved, you can order it on pre-sale for $12.99 at Quirky.

Washing your wine glasses can be risky business, especially when you‚

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DIY Disco LED Lights!

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Imagine your livingroom/playroom filled with LED lights and animated LED shelving.

Now imagine it syncing with your favorite music and you can have a small group dance party!

The shelves and ceiling have a refresh rate of 30Hz and can generate over 30 thousand colors per pixel. A pixel is a single shelf or can light in this case. Not bad for a few bucks and hours of spare time. Best part, Both the shelves and ceiling consume less than 50 Watts when fully lit. And less than 10 on

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DIY Speaker System Made from Recycled Tires!

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Here’s a really neat DIY speaker system made from recycled tires by designer Wang Jinsheng.

Pretty neat stuff.

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DIY Smartphone Dot Matrix Printer!

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I still remember the first printer I had back in 1989, it was “color” dot-matrix printer, top-of-the-line and cost me(or my dad) couple hundred bucks. It was so cool to see bunch of MS-DOS text printed in color, those were the days you rejoiced because you had 256 different colors and printing one page took only a minute.

Well, here’s a cool DIY project to remind you of that, a DIY smartphone dot-matrix printer (sorta) that you have to hold manually. Actually it’s more li

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DIY Shower Timer!

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Here’s an interesting project that uses Arduino and RFID to measure how long you spend in the shower. ¬†Instead of using a water-flow sensor (which would be overkill), Paul Asselin has made a simple RFID waving feature to tell the sensor when he starts/stops showering. ¬†I think this is a neat idea because you could probably just install the RFID on the shower door to detect when you get in the shower and out.

I chose to use an Arduino because it’s my favorite platf

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R2D2 Trashcan! [REAL]

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Last week, we featured the DIY R2D2 trashcan, well you can now “buy” one that looks exactly like the real one. ¬†I want one.

Available at ThinkGeek for $99.99.  Pretty pricey but worth it if you are a Star Wars fan.

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Deal Of the Day – Canon Pixma MG5220 Wireless Photo Printer!

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Still ordering your photos from Walgreens?  I hope not.  Amazon is having a special sale on this Canon Pixma MG5220 wireless photo printer.  I actually have one and highly recommended.

Check it out on Amazon, $69.99 only for today.

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Segway Golf Carts!

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You know, I really, really love golf because I’ve been playing for over 20+ years and this latest Segway will be the most awesome addition to golfers everywhere in the world, the Segway Golf Cart!

Why?

Well, golf carts aren’t exactly the best things to drive around the golf course because you seat two people and sometimes you have to go back and forth between the two people’s shots.

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How to Strip Corn Kernels!

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For those of you wondering how to strip corn kernels easily and quickly, there’s a Corn Kerneler you can get which automates the process. ¬†This device removes the corn kernels in one sweeping motion so you can focus on eating, not stripping.

Now you can get your own corn kernels, fresh off real corns.

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Android Arduino!

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The big news this week from Google’s IO Conference in San Francisco is that Google will be pushing for the development of Android Arduino, inviting all Arduino developers all over the world to utilize the power of Android with Arduino.

I think this is going to be great and I will personally be making some Android Arduino hacks soon so watch out for that.

You can read more about the Android Open Accessory Kit.

The Android 3.1 platform (also backported to Android 2.3.4) int

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