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Crazy Paper Folding Trick

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Nice 3D paper folding trick via metacafe

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DIY HACK – “Propeller Clock” Mechanically Scanned LED Clock

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Cool propeller clock you can make!

How this clock works: A motor spins the “propeller”, and a small microprocessor keeps track of time and changes the pattern on seven LEDs with exact timing to simulate a 7 by 30 array of LEDs. It is an illusion, but it works nicely.

If you want to build this clock, you will need a few things, including: Skill with motors and mechanical things. Prior electronic experience. A dead VCR or floppy drive or other source of a suitable

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Fun for the holidays – let’s play with your mind!

Okay, it’s nearing the next year so we are going to go off topic and try some fun mind blowing exercises.

You gotta try this:

You have to try this, it really works. This only takes 2 secs… How Smart Is Your Right Foot?

This will boggle your mind. And you will keep trying it at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot. But you can’t.

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will

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Zedomax DIY125 – HOWTO make a Music Syncing Light Orb Alarm Clock!

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Here’s the last DIY for year 2006!

Okay, we have seen some really cool Light Orbs while trying to make this Music Syncing Light Orb Alarm Clock. We started with Tod’s creation and soon realize that 1 LED will not be bright enough in sli

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HACK – Digitized Doodle Dome using PICAXE and 5.25″ floppy drives

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Here’s a real cool doodle dome using a PICAXE and a 5.25″ floppy drive!

The Doodle Dome was a toy made by Tyco in the early 1990’s. It is basically an Etch-A-Sketch type deal, except that instead of a flat rectangle, it is (most of) a sphere. Like an Etch-a-Sketch, there are two knobs that move a little pointer

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Zedomax Christmas DIYs

In case you haven’t checked out what we’ve been digging up lately, you can click on the pictures below and check them out!

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David scanner – scan 3D images using a regular PC camera!

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Cool, now you can use some regular PC camera to scan 3D objects!

DAVID is a freeware software for laser range scanning. All you need is a PC, a camera (e.g. a webcam), a background corner, and a laser which projects a line onto the object you want to scan. So everyone can use it to scan objects without high costs; this is the big advantage over commercial solutions which are rather expensive.

DAVID has been developed by the computer scientists Dr. Simon W

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Floating Candlelight

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Nice, someone get it for me on Christmas!

Water and fire usually don’t work so well together. There are some exceptions, of course, like the steam turbine engine or using fire to boil water and cook up a nice heaping plate of pasta. Another exception would be the new Float from Mathmos. This candle powered light brings together these two elements in a rather pleasing way.

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blind reader-translate letters to braille

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Here’s a cool upcoming technology that can change the world forever for you if you are blind. It translates text into braille and lots of more features.

The bridge is a neat device. None of the technology is not revolutionary

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Bugbots – “real” Bug clocks

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Check out Bugbots or real bugs with clock embedded in them!  Our review is two thumbs up for ingenuity and creativity.

It’s the though that counts right, well if you get your special someone this gift for the holidays I am not sure you will be around to celebrate next years holiday season.

“Each bug is a real bug, with it’s carbon guts removed, and metal/silicon guts put in their place by artist Mike Libby.

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