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DIY HACK – Revive Nicad Batteries by Zapping with a Welder

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Wow, this is a cool HOWTO we didn’t know before… This could be useful for laptop batteries…nice!

Nicad batteries often die in such a way that they won’t take a charge and have zero voltage. This usually means they’re shorted out by crystal dendrite growth.

Here’s a method of bringing them back to life by

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Neuroti-Kart – Homemade electric cart

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Here’s a cool homemade electric cart via

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Zedomax DIY124 – HOW TO make a $50 golf training aid for 5 bucks!

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It’s getting near Christmas time and I needed to prepare some Christmas gifts for my parents. Since my Dad does not get much time on the golf course these days, I figured I could make a training aid he could use at home to keep his swing on path.

Since I didn’t want to spend 50 bucks on

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Zedomax DIY123 – HOW TO make a Christmas LED wreath!

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We were thinking that we could make another last minute DIY for that uses a Ryobi FAN from Home Depot, high output LEDs, and an embedded computer. Although we have been spending way too much time making DIYs and not working, we are glad we did make a cool Christmas LED Wreath we are proud of. The video by the way did not capture the real effect because of the frame rate of the camera but

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DIY HACK – Battery Pack with Voltmeter

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Here’s a cool way to make your own battery pack with a little voltmeter!

I have a 10 cell ‘AA’ NiMH battery pack (12V @ 1.6AH) that I use for backpacking. It needed a home! I also wanted a voltmeter built-in so I could keep track of it’s condition and charging (I live in the woods, you have to keep chasing the sun with your solar panel..). Radio Shack didn’t have any cases / boxes that suited

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Ohio hotel to implement RFID room-key wriststraps

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Of course, we will have RFID everywhere very soon starting with hotels. Well, we can always bs about what’s going around this world with RFID and how Wal-mart has implemented RFID before any other mass-producers…well I rather listen to some California hotel, below on YouTube….

Of course, given all that we’ve heard about RFID being hacked

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Tickle Me Elmo on Fire, Stop Drop and Roll

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Kinda cool and creepy video for the day~

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Top 10 Christmas Project Ideas

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While we are trying to make our DIYs that will be a hit hopefully and does not get some negative comments from digg, you can check out Top 10 Christmas Project Ideas from Hackedgadgets and forget about the world.

Well, we never gave a damn about anyone anyways, so damn it

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Homemade 3D Laser Scanner

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This guys got some cool pics of his homemade 3D laser scanner.

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Server Status Board using Triklits

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Here’s a cool server status board you can make using Triklits, which are color changing LED strings.

In September, I read a post on one of my favorite blogs about these

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