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How to Make a DIY Boat Motor With a DRILL!

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For those of you with a row boat to get around the lake behind your backyard, first let’s say you are lucky to live in such a nice place.  Second, you can make yourself a cheap boat motor with a DRILL!  This is the coolest invention ever that could help you get around the lake using the power of your drill.

via hackaday,

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NASA Scientists Say “Android Is Easier to Use”

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We’ve seen Google launching their Nexus S phone into space with balloons before and here’s another cool fact that Nexus S was used for brains for robots at NASA. Apparently, NASA scientists say that Android is easier to use and easily implemented into their space testing programs due to its open-source nature.

This is quite true, Android is becoming more than just a phone or tablet, it can be used for many embedded projects.

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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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Virginia Earthquake’s Seismic Waves march across the US!

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About 12 hours after Virginia’s earthquake hit, I “felt” an earthquake right here in California, which I am 100% certain caused by seismic waves that traveled across the U.S. and caused a 3.6 magnitude earthquake in Oakland, California.

Well, I thought that was just my guess, today I found this video on YouTube animating that’s what actually happened!

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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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Hurricane Irene Viewed from Orbit on Space Station! {VIDEO}

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How does a hurricane look like from space? Find out as Space Station has captured the latest hurricane Irene viewed from the orbit:

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South Koreans now MAD at Apple as a Country, not just about Samsung anymore.

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(A typical comments box at a Korean website)

South Koreans are now deeply hurt and mad at Apple as a whole country about Apple’s recent lawsuit to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, which has been halted of sales in Europe.

So what?

There’s evidence that Apple has altered evidence images, as see here:

One thing I (and probably most people of the world) have no tolerance of cheating, stealing, and lying. Clearly, App

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How to Make a DIY Music-Syncing Dancing Robot!

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I’ve always wanted to do this, jazz up my night time with dancing robots that sync to your music.

You can check out full instructions at Make. Also, there’s a guide on using low-cost solenoids to save you a bit more money while building one of these DIY dancing robots. via ma

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Bird Robot that FLIES Like a Bird!

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This is the most amazing bird robot that FLIES like a real bird, MUST SEE!!!

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TSA Closes Terminals Over a DIY Mint Tin Project!

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TSA recently closed one of its terminals due to a bomb threat (or so they thought it was) and calls in the bomb squad and the FBI.   Of course, this wasn’t actually a bomb but a DIY mint tin project.

The Omaha Police Department’s bomb squad was called after a suspicious-looking item was found in a carry-on bag shortly before noon at the airport’s north checkpoint in Terminal B.

Screening operations were suspended, and the B concourse was evacuated. Operations were not disrupted in Terminal A, according to a Transportation Security Administration official.

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