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DIY – How to make your own parts organizer out of plastic bottles!

Check out this really cool parts organizer you can make using plastic bottles and save the earth at the same time!

If you’re like me, you have a ton of PCBs laying around from things you’ve taken apart. Put them to good use and salvage the components from them.

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DIY HACK – Convert thin air into electricity!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/915226/free_electricity_from_thin_air/

Ever thought of turning electrical waves floating in the air into electricity? Well, here a guide if you need it.

This is btw, similar to the new “wireless” batteries that Phillips is working on.  (i think it’s phillips…)

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Devices to convert your work-out energy into electricity!

Wow, this is something that could really change the world!

Advances in biomechanical engineering could use energy generated while walking, hiking or running to power any device requiring portable power, including night-vision goggles and other battery-operated devices used by soldiers as well as robotic prosthetic limbs, cell phones and computers in remote locations where no other energy sources are available.

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Bicycle Powered Mobile Phone Center!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L4PkPJuwMk

Tight, this is way too cool and good for our mother nature.

The one essential thing that a cell phone has that a call shop doesn’t is a battery, so using parts found in a junk yard we created a constantly recharging battery by pedal power. Electricity is generated as the person is traveling to his destination, if the battery runs low at the destination he can drop the kick stand and start cycling in place. Generating electricity from pedaling allows us to travel to the cent

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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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3-Axis servo motor drawing “HackADay”

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9x7Qdpp43M

Here’s the video if you can’t see it.  (some kinda YouTube bug…yes blame it on the big company)

Cool, check out this awesome 3-Axis servo motor drawing “HackADay”. You can get the board for really cheap from this guy.

The preprogrammed AVR microcontroller must be purchased directly from Uli Huber. We do not carry the chips.

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Solar Fan Cap/Baseball Hat

Here’s a nice invention if you live in a very hot city. We dare to make one yourself.

This baseball hat has a solar panel on top and DC motorized fan on the front with a nice ventilation hole cut in the bill. Very handy for a summer day or also useful for walks through well lit bakeries if you want the full aromatic experience.

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ZAP cars – electric cars of the future?

Check out some of these wacky ZAP cars that run on battery. Really cool lookin’

Xebra Xero’s do not attempt to behave like other vehicles. They are unique. They are quiet, yet agile. Imagine a world filled with silent Xebra Xero’s instead of noisy internal combustion engines. The ZAP Xebra Xero is the offspring of more than three decades of thought and evolution. This vehicle was created as a breed by itself. Because the use and purpose of electric vehicles are different than gas cars, the wheel did indeed need to be reinvented. N

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DIY rainwater harvester by FutureFarmers

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oobHB202wso

Wow, check out this really cool rainwater harvester!

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder version 2!

Wow, check out this Jacobs Ladder too!

This is how I used a neon sign transformer to create my own classic sci-fi prop the Jacobs Ladder. A Jacobs Ladder is nothing more than two vertical wires attached to a very high voltage. The wires which form the ladder are close together at the base but diverge as they go up. When switched on an electric arc forms at the base of the wires. The arc heats the air above it and in doing so forms an easier path for the electricity to take. The arc

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