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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.

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NASA’s Swift Satellite Spots Blackhole Consuming a Star!

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Have you ever thought if blackholes did really exist in space and if they would ever be used for time travel?

Well, I have, I am certain time travel is possible in the future, at least slowing down time is theoretically possible by quantum physics.

So, are blackholes real though?

Watch NASA’s Swift Satellite that spots a blackhole consuming a star!

In late March 2011, NASA’s Swift satellite alerted astronomers to intense and unusual high-energy flares from a new source in the constellation Draco. They soon realized that the source, wh

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How to Make a Kid’s Learning Tool, The DIY Counting Box!

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Want to make your 3 or 4 year old get good at numbers super quick? How about building your kids a DIY counting box?

My son—now four, but three when I conceived this project—loves numbers and counting. More than a few times I’ve peeked in at night to find him asleep with a calculator in one hand and a flashlight in the other. And one of his favorite things to do with the calculator is incrementing “1 + = = = = = = = = = =” until he can’t keep his eyes open any more. I decided to build him a dedicated machine that would do nothing but count up and count down.

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iPad 2 vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 Smackdown!

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iPad 2 versus Galaxy Tab 10.1, who will win the battle of tablets?

Some things that the iPad 2 falls behind the Galaxy Tab 10.1:

1. I found that camera on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was much better, indeed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a camera sensor 3 times bigger than iPad 2, which allows clearer/better photos/videos. Go look at any other iPad 2 vs. Tab 10.1 comparisons, you will see that camera is much better.

2. The stereo speakers on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 proved to me more useful (at least for me), why in the heck did Apple put mono, single speakers on their iPad 2? I

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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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How to Make a DIY Homemade Cathode Ray Tube!

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Most of would use cathode ray tubes off junk electronics to make something cool. Well, not this guy, YouTube user Xkcdification has made a DIY cathode ray tube completely from scratch, using wine bottle as vacuum source.

You can catch his full howto guide over at Instructables.com.

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Lockheed Martin’s Samarai Micro Air Vehicle Flies with only Two Moving Parts!

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Last week we saw world’s first bird robot that actually flies like a real bird. Well, do you think someone can do a little bit better?

The answer is yes, Lockheed Martin, largest private company in the U.S. that makes missiles for the U.S. government (and also my friend’s dad used to work at) shows off their latest “micro” air vehicle that flies using only two moving parts and weighs less than half a pound.

Incredible or do you think this is useless?

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RC Shark Air Swimmers!

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Want to have some fun with RC toy that will not take up space in your livingroom? If so, then check out these awesome RC shark air swimmers that float in air and looks as if they were really swimming and alive.

See more air swimmers at AirSwimmers.com.

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Matthew James New Bionic Hand! [MUST SEE]

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Until geneticists figure out how to fully grow a severed hand, we will still have to rely on technologies like electrodes that sense a person’s muscle patterns to control a bionic hand. Which is exactly what this Formula 1 racing fan received and with his new hand, Matthew James can do more things with it than he ever has with his older prosthetic hand.

Want to help Matthew? Donate to his bionic hand here.

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How to Build a Music-Syncing LED Display!

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Next time you listen to your favorite dubstep music (one of my favorite genres btw), you will definitely want to enhance your listening experience by building yourself a music-syncing LED display that will sync to every beat and it’s a great project that anyone can tackle.

See full HOWTO at Wired.com

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