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How Do Hummingbirds Sing With Their Tails?

Here’s a cool fact I just found out, I guess hummingbirds sing with their tails, by moving their tail feathers during a dive. This is amazing, I see hummingbirds all the time here in SF bay and now there’s just one more thing about hummingbirds I can appreciate.

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DIY Cat Elevator! [MUST SEE]

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This is the most hilarious yet useful and genuine project, YouTube user CrazyMrJohn builds a DIY cat elevator that your cat can use to safely go up and down your house. Best of all, the cat is equipped with IR sensor so only he can be using the elevator. This is pretty awesome. via hackaday

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How to Make a DIY Auto-filling Water Dish Machine for Dogs!

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Here’s a genius idea for those of you guys with dogs so you won’t ever have to fill their water dish again in your life, perhaps just clean it once in awhile.  It’s an auto-filling dog dish machine that will recognize when your dog’s water dish is empty and fill it precisely to the top. The system uses pretty simple schematics and Arduino so anyone with decent circuit skills should build something similar easily as schematics is provided.

My friend by the way has 5 dogs, this cou

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Happy Capybaras! [Loosen Up!]

Feeling a bit down on Monday? These capybaras will cheer you up. Oh yeah…

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Robot DIY – How to Make a Tennis Ball Robot

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For those of you with a dog (or cat), you might be interested in making this tennis ball robot that randomly “rolls”, might keep your dog/cat entertained for hours non-stop for sheezy.

This Simple Bot was inspired by a work by artist James Rouvelle called Colony in which a bunch odd shaped ovals self-propel around their environment. It is my understanding that his bots were made by placing a vibrating motor freely inside of a Styrofoam ball that was then coated to give it an irregular shape. This dynamic makes his orbs fluctuate between wobbling in place and jerki

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Dog DIY – How to Make a DIY Dog Agility A-Frame!

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Want to train your doggy so he/she can become more agile, perhaps get ready for the next crazy dog show?

Here’s how you can make your own Dog Agility A-Frame yourself and let your dog reach his maximum potential.

With A-Frames ranging from $500 bucks to $1,000 or more I figured I would save some cash, have some fun, and build my dog an Agility A-Frame to practice on!

On the following pages, you’ll see that it’s actually quite easy to do, and yes, I am 100% confident it will hold my dog’s weight, then again, my dog weighs 16lbs… If a

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DIY Electric Fence for Dogs and Cats!

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Here’s an interesting DIY electric fence for keeping dogs away from cats by using IR sensors that sense when dogs come to eat cats’ lunch.  Might be a good idea for some of you who might be in the same situation.

I wanted this setup to be cheap, so I decided to use an infrared “trip-wire” system. On one side of the hallway is an always-on infrared emitter, and on the other side is an infrared receiver, an AVR ATmega8 microcontroller, and a buzzer. The micocontroller conti

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How to Make Super Cat Nip!

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For those of you cat lovers and LOLCats out there, you will want to read up on how to make “super” cat nip by distilling a bunch of cat nip and converting them into highly potent liquid form.

Upon sniffing, your cat will get “high” like he/she has never did before.

Will someone try it and post a YouTube video of their cat’s reaction?

*Note – I won’t be responsible if this turns your cat crazy into a catnip-addict.

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Bionic Paws for Cat Who Lost Her Legs!

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Here’s some good news for cat owners who’s cat might get injured and lose their legs, bionic paws!

Good thing this cat can now jump and do things that a normal cat should.  Perhaps this could work on dogs too.

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How Do Crabs Molt? [How Do They]

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Ever wondered how crabs molt? Did you also know that while crabs molt, they are most vulnerable while their shells are still soft? Thus very easy for other predators to attack crabs during molting?

Crabs molting, it is indeed amazing!

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P.S. Are crabs fish? Or are they mammals? Or maybe they are just crabs???

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