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How to Make a DIY Sketch Tracer/Light Box!

Here’s a fantastic project for make your own DIY sketch tracer/light box with some plastic, wood, and aluminum foil.  The author initially made it for his girlfriend who’s a fashion designer so she can trace her sketches easily but this seems like it has many uses.

My Girlfriend is a Fashion design major working on her MFA, and she often needs to trace her sketches. She uses my animation table but it is a bit too large for her to work with, and she can’t m

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DIY Magnet Eddy Current Simulator Makes You Want to Poop in Your Pants!

Here’s the most amazing, DIY magnet machine you will see in a long time, this device simulates Eddy Current using toy magnets.  The author built it for his father-in-law’s birthday, I think he should start selling DIY kits so every else can build one.  This is much better than those useless machines we’ve seen for she

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DIY Creepy Box!

Here’s a really funky project Jeremy Cook invented from scrap parts incluing his old RC car.  The result?  Really creepy box that sorta comes alive.  Muhahahahaha.

This reminds me of the World’s Most Useless Machine, only a bit more creepier.

via hackaday

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Free DIY Furniture Designs and Instructions!

I’ve actually bought my first electric saw the other day and been cutting up bunch of stuff for practice.  My next goal is to build my own furniture and if you are thinking along those lines, you might want to check out these free DIY furniture designs and instructions.

This is going to be great, I am going to save a bunch of money on furniture.

I’ve got so many furniture designs going that I will never get to make, so I thought why not loan them out for others to see and use as they wi

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Pantech Vega No.5 Android Tabletphone Does 1.5Ghz Dual-Core and Whupass!

Back in 2003 after I graduated from college, Pantech was a small company in South Korea that developed smartphones for the Korean market.  I actually had  a job offer from there but refused because their headquarters is located far away from Seoul city since I am a city-slicker.

Anyways, Pantech has been slowly growing over the years it seems they’ve just launched the new Pantech Vega No. 5 with dual-core 1.5Ghz processor.  This is exciting as it means there’s going to be slew of other smartphones with a similar processor coming out later this year.

Also

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DIY LED World Control Panel Kim Jong Il Would Want!

Want to dominate the world?  Check out this nifty DIY World Control panel that lets you control the world(sorta) with its special buttons.

This could be great toy for your growing-up James Bond and communist toddlers.

My son Harlan and his friend love to play “agents” and he asked me if we coud build “a panel that has a bunch of switches that turn on some random lights”. We worked on it for about 3 weeks, and this is what we came up with.

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Google’s SKPR Hexapod Robot and Androids in Space!

I’ve been going to Maker Faire almost every year (except this one) and Google went big this year and launched their first Maker Faire booth, exhibiting cool stuff like their SKPR Hexpad Robot and Nexus S phones launched into space with balloons.

What excites me the most is the conversion of Android and Arduino, which brings

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Droid 3 Leaked! [again]

Back in August last year, we thought Droid 3 was coming but no, exactly 9 months later, we have spy shots of the new Droid 3.

My personal opinion is that this seems real indeed as I use my Droid 2 frequently.  I would say the design looks on par with what I would want in a future Droid and this one is good because it has a larger 4-inch qHD screen supposedly.

We won’t know all the exact specs until it’s official but I think Droid 3 will defini

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How to Make a Router Traffic Counter!

Here’s a fun way to display how much traffic your router is serving by hacking OpenWRT by adding a bit of code.

(For those of you who don’t know, OpenWRT is an open-source aftermarket operating system for routers that you can install to your router to customize it.  There’s also DD-WRT, which is similar.  I’ve personally got DD-

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Innopocket iPad 2 Clear Case!

Innopocket just launched today their new iPad 2 Clear Case, it’s a see-through clear case that also acts as a stand plus reversible as right-handed or left-handed.

You can order one on their website at InnoPocket.com.

Press Release:

InnoPocket’s SeeThru iPad2 Folio is the only transparent form- fitting hard case that allows you to show off and see the iPad2 sexy design in full, and still keep it protected

It is a sleek, sturdy case for iPad

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