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DIY – How to Make Earrings out of 1.44MB Floppy Disk Parts!

Make these geeky earrings out of your old AOL floppy disks and keep your guests wondering where you got those “cool” earrings.

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Household Essentials Hack – How to Refill a Disposable Brita Brand Water Filter!

I am guilty of spending about $20 every month for a Brita water-filter but here’s a cool hack that shows you that all you gotta do is replace the carbon crap inside it.

Why buy a replacement filter for $6 to $10 (or more) when you can refill your old filter cartridge housing for about 50 cents?!

Refilling is quick, easy and economical. If you can refill a salt shaker, then you should be able to refill a Brita, PuR, or other brand water pitcher cartridges. All that you will need is an old cartridge, some activated carbon, a poly

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DIY – How to Install a Rain Tank and Re-use Rain water!

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Here’s a really simply way to re-use your rain gutter water for feeding your plants.

Why didn’t I think of this before?

Rain tanks collect and store rain water, and they’re a viable green alternative for lawn maintenance since landscaping represents a huge drain on water resources. Erin’s tank directs water from her gutters into a storage system that will support her lawn and garden.

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Hot Water with Sun Tracker’s Solar Powered Panels!

Wow, check out this modded solar powered panels that “track” the sun and provide your house with nice hot water. (Videos after the jump!)

The site seems to be in Russian but it looks like it’s even hooked up to update information in real-time to the visitors.

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEPA4Y1sq8E

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbaNkXtT9LU

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Folding Solar Charger for 12V DC devices!

Here’s a nice array of solar cells that can power any 12V DC device (That’s anything with a car adaptor too).

A stylish charger that´s small enough to slip in a cargo trouser pocket or glove compartment, but opens up into a powerful portable solar panel with near universal connectivity. Suitable for charging handheld devices and rechargeable batteries, small 12V accessories, and 12V vehicle batteries. Ideal for expeditions, gap year travel, outdoor photographers and emergency kits.

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Concept Solar Powered CellPhone!

Great concept, but where are the solar cells?

It’s got all the basic stuff we’ve come to expect from our mobiles; powerful 5 megapixel camera with built-in software for editing and uploading to a photo album, slide-out touch keyboard with tactile feedback, and a nice big touchscreen front and center. What makes this concept unique is parts of the phone are made from a chemically based thin solar skin to charge the battery when exposed to any kind of light. We’ve recently seen patents from companies like Apple detailing this exact thin

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Butterfly USB Web-cam!

Here’s a cool webcam for your daughter although we recommend buying a laptop with a webcam already embedded.

# Feature & Specifications: USB 2.0 Compatible, driver Free Web Cam # 6 white LEDs with LED brightness controller # High definition: 1.3 Mega pixels CMOS (640×480) # Frame rate: 640×480 @ 15 frame/sec, 24-bit RGB # Focus range: 30mm-Infinity # Automatic color compensated and white balance # Support OS: Windows Vista, XP, 2000,

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Plane!

Yey, at last a hydrongen fuel-cell powered electric plane that can do top speeds of 62mph!

Not your jet plane but still, you are flying very efficiently.

The plane is based on a two-seat Dimona motor-glider frame with a 16.3 metre (53.5 feet) wingspan. It was modified by BR&TE to incorporate a hybrid low emission engine, containing Intelligent Energy’s power dense Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell power system and lithium-ion batteries, to power an electric motor coupled to a conventional propeller.

Three test fli

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Motorized Spray Bottle – Let’s get Lazier!

Aren’t you tired of pumpin’ that spray bottle?  Well, now there’s a motorized pump solution just like there are motorized breast pumps.

This 48oz multi-purpose motorized sprayer makes all these tasks a breeze.  Featuring a patented dual-reciprocating pump, this sprayer works double time, (on both up and down strokes) delivering product right where you want it.

A one-touch trigger stops the constant finger pull repetition helping relieve and eliminate hand & wrist fatigue.  Easy to use, easy to operate, no more pumpi

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DIY – How to Make Asian Lamp from Recycled Materials!

Here’s a cool DIY showing you how to make a Japanese lamp from recycled materials.

A cheap but attractive paper “shoji” style lamp that uses mostly recycled parts and is easy to put together. via instructables

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