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DIY 3D Lego Milling CNC Machine!

Imagine what would happen if you mixed Lego NXT brains with CNC machine, you’d get a DIY 3D Lego Milling CNC Machine!   Now, is that really possible?  Watch the video below and you will get your answer from YouTube user arthursacek.

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Best Christmas Toy for Angry Bird Addicts!

If you are a true Angry Bird addict like me and you love killing time with some really angry birds, you will probably want some of these Angry Bird stuffed toys for Christmas:

The Angry Bird Rovio is surely the main character of Angry Birds, get it on Amazon for $29.99.

Of course, if you are the type that like to do kamikaze style wood-breaking stunts, you can get the

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What is Inside McDonald’s Avatar Toy?

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s inside the McDonald’s Avatar Toy, you might want to see that there’s a lot of small goodies like blue LEDs and plus, your kids might drain the batteries.  This could be a great way to replace the battery.

The solid clear plastic piece is made of acrylic. It is shaped to distribute the blue LED light more evenly. This is called a “light pipe”, which is used to provide designer-styling in a wide range of electrical devices.

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Barbie the Computer Engineer [WTF]

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As a computer engineer, I find it kinda hilarious that designers would think of making Barbie the computer engineer too stereotypically nerdy.

According to Wired:

Barbie designers say they worked with the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering to ensure that accessories, clothing and packaging were “realistic and representative of a real computer engineer.”

I can hardly agree because even though I am a computer engineer, I don&

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Transformers USB Flash Drives! [CES Withdrawls]

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I guess guys over at Toshiba booth were using Transformer USB Flash Drives to demo their new Satellite laptops.  Well, apparently, these cool Transformers USB Flash Drives were more interesting than the laptops for CNet writer Scott Stein.

You can get these on Amazon for abou

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Airzooka – Bazooka that shoots Thin Air up to 30 Feet!

Airzooka is a simple fun device that lets you shoot “thin air” up to 30 feet.  This might be a lot of fun especially if you want to “blow” someone away.

Watch this video to see what happens when Airzooka goes wrong:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo-BQ322r1Y

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DIY Last Supper Created using Rubik’s Cubes!

Check out this awesome artistic creation of the Last Supper, created all with Rubik’s Cubes, also more great work by the creators here. – link

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RC WiFi Spy Robots!

Currently, there’s probably these two RC Wifi spy robots which might works the best for securing your home or even great as kid’s toys to beat house boredom.

First up is the Erector Spykee Wifi Spy Robot that can be controlled via WiFi, also doubles as a digital music player.  This one is really for the kids as its features are made for that purpose but it does have a cool video surveillance feature which makes it practical for adults too.

The main feature of Erector Spykee Wifi Spy Robot is that it can easily be hooked up to your Skype account so you can monitor

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Halloween Hack – DIY Pumpkin Rover!

The guys over at EvilMadScientists made something really cool today, a DIY pumpkin rover!  Why didn’t I think of this before, a moving pumpkin, brilliant! – link

The platform itself was built from three Lego wheels and one standard size servo motor, modified for continuous rotation. Some cable ties and superglue were used to hold it together with a 3xAA battery box.

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Electric Rubiks Cube – Touch Activated!

Here’s a really cool “electric” rubiks cube that uses touch to change the cubes.  I still like the physical, traditional one better but this one is great for those of you physically-challenged. (or simply lazy…ha) (via ohgizmo)

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