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R2D2 Trash Can! [Image Cache]

Here’s the world’s coolest trash can, the R2D2 trash can!

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Also see more R2D2:

DIY Steam-powered R2D2!

R2D2 Soy Sauce!

Voice-activated R2D2 you can buy for your home!

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How to Make DIY Credit Card Earbud Holder!

I own a ton of earbuds and I usually store them in earbud cases that I got with my nicer earbuds but for those of you who don’t have an earbud case, I highly suggest you to make a DIY credit card earbud holder such as shown above to protect your investment.

The #1 reason why earbuds fail is because users don’t protect them and put them all tangled in their pockets and whatnot.  When earbuds tangle, there’s more likely chance you are going to break them in places.  I’ve personally broken many ear

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How to Build a Salt-Water Powered LED Light!

You probably well know of the focus that the world has been giving to alternative energy.  And I am sure schools are now pushing more ways to power our electronics than ever.

Which brings us to this awesome DIY that shows you how to build a salt-water powered LED light. You can also substitute lime juice for the salt-water.

Also see:

Beer Powered Batteries!

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How to Make a DIY Amplifier for Less Than $20!

Dino Segovis from HackAWeek.com, has put an excellent tutorial on how to build your own DIY Amplifier for less than $20 with LM386 chip and parts bought from RadioShack.

As you can see in the video below, this 1/2 watt DIY amplifier is pretty powerful little amp, all encased in an altoids tin. This small amp even has a guitar jack and ability to distort sounds, pretty darn impressive for a small circuit.

I think this is a great, simple circuit for those of you who want to build your amps. In fact, I will have

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How to Make DIY Arduino Ethernet CandyGrabber!

I’ve spent a lot of time at my previous company Comfile building ethernet-enabled devices, which is one of my favorite projects of all time (you can see some of my previous projects after this article at the bottom).

Anyways, Odvratno Zgodan has made a really cool device, it’s an ethernet-enabled DIY Arduino CandyGrabber, which works off Adobe AIR, PHP socket, Red5 server to allow anyone to control his CandyGrabber of the internet. You can try it out yourself here at pimedius.com.

This co

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How to Build a DIY Portable Solar Charging System!

5 years ago, it was a lot harder to build your own solar-charging systems but now there are so much more resources plus price of solar systems have dropped quite a bit.  If you own a home and you have some space in your backyard (or roof) for solar panels, there’s absolutely no reason why you aren’t powering some of your home electronics via the power of the sun (unless you live in Alaska and it’s no-sun season).

Here’s a great example of a DIY portable solar

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24 Carat Gold Plated Kindle!

I’ve seen a surge of new Kindle owners at the airport, I think it’s still more popular device than iPads and Android tablets for long-flights, perhaps because the battery on a Kindle lasts for much longer time and you really get to focus on “reading”, not browsing the web.

Anyways, for those of you who need to stand out among other Kindle owners (and don’t want to be just another Kindle owner), you can with this 24-carat Gold-plated Kindle.  Of course, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg,

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Android 3.1 Honeycomb Coming Soon to Xoom!

Android 3.1 Honeycomb is coming to Xoom Android tablets first, with added support for Adobe Flash 10.2,  re-sizable widgets, USB peripherals support (I like this), expanded bluetooth support for bluetooth mouse/keyboard, and a whole lot more goodies.

Hopefully, I will get my hands on a Xoom soon, I’ve been saving my funds to get either the Xoom or the

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How to Make DIY Camouflage Book Speakers!

Want to add some sound to your bookshelves without adding big speakers that will take up space?  Here’s an excellent idea, make a DIY camouflage book speakers. (See Steve Hoefer’s full DIY page here.)

My mom actually has two GIANT speakers taking up a whole lot of space on her custom bookshelves (so she can listen to classical music) but this brings up the idea that she can make a bunch of these camouflage book speakers and finally get rid of those old ones.

I think I

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How to Make a DIY Auto-filling Water Dish Machine for Dogs!

Here’s a genius idea for those of you guys with dogs so you won’t ever have to fill their water dish again in your life, perhaps just clean it once in awhile.  It’s an auto-filling dog dish machine that will recognize when your dog’s water dish is empty and fill it precisely to the top. The system uses pretty simple schematics and Arduino so anyone with decent circuit skills should build something similar easily as schematics is provided.

My friend by the way has 5 dogs, this cou

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