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DIY iPhone Car Remote Controller!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1WyyvNo1Sc

Okay, this is probably fake but they did a helluva job making this video!

via gizmodo

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Eco Friendly Hammock Made From Seatbelts!

Here’s a more brilliant idea for re-using and keeping our mother earth safer, an “eco” hammock made from recycled seatbelts!  Now, this one will cost you $585 but I am already getting some good ideas on what to do with old seatbelts I bought at my local flea market…

Don’t need a hammock?  Try these pillows made from recycled seatb

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Basic Stamp Hack – DIY Hot Wheels Basic Stamp Margarita Dispenser!

Here’s a really cool and “racy” way to get your margaritas dispensed using hot wheels toy cars, Basic Stamp, and some creativity. (via hackedgadgets)

A Parallax Basic Stamp 1 monitors the progress of the stunts using microswitches added to the accessories. If the track is properly set up (requiring a hint of sobriety) and the Basic Stamp verifies the proper trigger sequence and timing intervals, then a 12-volt pump fills a cup with pre-mixed margarita from

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Mercedes SLR RC Car!

This RC Mercedes SLR toy car may be what you need to fill your void of not owning a luxury car.  With independent front and rear suspension systems, this 1/12 size Mercedes SLR features better handling even over real cars.

Of course, if you own a Mercedes, you will want to get this too and let you

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Amazing School Bus Drag Racing!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwyCoQuhUNA

I have to say this is the best school bus ever, don’t u?

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Arduino Hack – How to Make your Own Knight Rider Scanner!

My old friend Garrett Mace over at MaceTech.com (also @macegr on Twitter) has been tinkering and released his own ShiftBrite RGB LED module.  It’s currently out of stock but he says he will have more of them soon.  (You can also check out Garrett’s previous DIYs he did on Zedomax.com here)

You can make an easy Knight Rider Sca

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GM and Segway’s P.U.M.A!

Looks like against all the liability issues, GM and Segway has allowed the Gizmodo team to take a ride in their new P.U.M.A.

My first thoughts?  I would NEVER ride in that thang, it’s too small. (That’s my first honest reaction.)  I doubt that people over 200 pounds can even fit in that thing nevermind getting stuck.  But a great idea, sorta the next-level version of Segway.  To me it seems more like a miniature version of

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Propane DIY – How to Carry Your Propane Tank Safely Using Tank Nanny!

Here’s an awesome propane tank carrier for your car/SUV/truck, it’s called a Tank Nanny and will let your BBQ propane tank sit safe and straight up.  It’s amazing that it took so long for humans to come up with such a solution but heck, we have it now.

Cogswell asked his suppliers for something to secure the tanks, but couldn’t find anything. Thus was born the idea for the Tank Nanny, a skid-free plastic holder that provides a snug fit for the standard 20-pound propan

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Car Hack – How to Parallel Park!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/2048350/how_to_parallel_park_a_car/

Here’s a fun way to parallel park your car.

1. Back up into the parking space diagonally.

2. Turn on your back brakes.

3. Turn your wheels toward the curb.

4. Rev your engine as hard as you can.

Of course, this method will only work on front-wheel powered rice-rockets only.

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Eye Lamps!

Here’s a cool Eye Lamp that will open up as it sees human presence. (or animals too for that matter)

I do like it but it’s still a design, here’s a bunch more eye lamps you can buy though:

Eye Plasma Lamp is a good one for your livin

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