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DIY – Robotic Yellow Drum Machine plays Drums!

Wow, this has to be one of the cooler DIY robots I’ve seen in a long time. Basically, it plays drums. Not real drums, but it plays your household stuff like vases as drums. Beautifully done, we give it an A+ for the creators. (Btw, we are not selling the blog for $1000, our readers say it’s too cheap! How much should we sell it for? j/k April FOOLS!)

Notice how the robot first plays on the object it finds (or is forced to find by the angry cameraman), plays a small beat, and records the beat it plays on it. Then this recorded beat

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Wii HACK – Wiimote Curtain Control!

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

Haha, this one is cool one to have.

The curtain control system is an existing system from Goelst and is called “G-Rail 6200”. Normally it is controlled by infrared or wallswitches. However, it can also be controlled with a CAN bus. I used this CAN bus to interface with an old PC.

via HackedGadgets

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Gamer Tries to Build Nuclear Reactor at Home, FBI Came Around to Play

Cool, this guy’s on TV for tryin’ to build a nuclear reactor. Too bad he didn’t have a SiteHoppin.com shirt on… :p

Apparently bored of his amateur game-building hobby, he decided to try to make a small-scale nuclear reaction in his room, blogging his antics on the web.

Someone blew the whistle on him when he made claims about uranium and doubling the normal background radiation count in his room, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission raided his home. He won’t

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Christmas Tree Projector!

If you ever need to prepare for Christmas this year and you DON’T want to bring a real Christmas tree into your house, you can prepare yourself right by making one of theses Christmas Tree Projectors! (Warning, your cat or dog might think it’s real…)

This device, projects an image of a Christmas tree onto the wall. The size of the image ranges from only a few inches to about 5 feet depending on how far aw

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Arduino Beer Thermostat

This project deserves an A++ for making something related with beer! As I am gulping a Budweiser 40 down my throat, I find this email in my inbox about HOWTO make a Arduino Beer Thermostat! Cool… Keep up the great work David and thanks for the tip!

I belong to a diverse group of amateurs who have a fascination for brewing our own beer. In addition to the satisfaction of brew

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