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DIY Hexapod CNC Robot!


I thought CNC machines were impressive, this one gets an extra star from me.


For these two videos I’m using a 1/16″ two flute slot cutter, the router is running at approx 35,000 Rpm, the additional battery on the to of the hex is a 12V NiMh 4500mah pack just to run the router. DXF files are loaded in to artcam where G-code tool paths are created. Due to the 10mm thickness of the poly and the cutter only being 6mm long, I chose to do two passes on the workpiece, th

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Microdia 64GB CompactFlash Card!

CompactFlash, 64GB!!??!!

BRISBANE: Flash memory company, Microdia, launched its new business in Australia with a world-first 64 GB compact flash card shown first at PMA — the Microdia XTRA ELITE CF card has a 45 MBS data transfer rate and can store up to a claimed 19,000 photos.

Microdia founder and CEO, Louis Leung, said that it specifically chose the PMA expo in Australia to launch the new card as a demonstration of the company’s commitment to the local market as well as a showcase of its credentials.

“We have only bee

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Branch Bookshelf!

Yey, this bookshelf IS creative!

We wanted to take something of the feeling of the flooded environment home, a seed of the jungle to plant in your house which might invade it and take over.

[via techfresh] – wokmedia

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DIY AVR tri-color LED controller


Here’s an interesting AVR tri-color LED controller.

The new project based in AVR microcontrollers Its an “Habitat Mirror Hack” with RGB Leds (superflux). Its the Peggy Muppets Mirror.

I replace the regular bulbs that it has, with superflux RGB leds and i make a controller based on ATMEGA8 for control 16 rgb leds with 3 bits of color depth (8 colors). In my post you can download scheme, pcb and source code.


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Alcohol reduces rheumatoid arthritis risk!

Great news for all you drinkers, alcohol now is an essential part of your daily healthy life.

I am gonna go chug a 40 now.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 5 (UPI) — Alcohol cuts the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50 percent, but smoking increases risk, Swedish researchers said.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, assessed environmental and genetic risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis among 2,750 people taking part in two separate studies.

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Pro Golf Update


Well, I’ve been focusing on my golf game lately, my swing’s getting better and better so let’s see if I can make the tour in the next year or two.

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Bottle Water Humidifier!

Here’s a great way to save money on packaging for the manufacturer.  No really, this IS a great idea.

Compact and lightweight, this personal humidifier offers portability that is perfect for travel use. Small enough to easily fit in your luggage or carry on. Two different sized bottle adapters and a 100~240V AC adapter allows universal usage. All you need to obtain at destination is a bottle of water. Also ideal for use at work, in nursery or for anyone who desires its convenience and portability. Ultrasonic technology offers cool mi

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DIY – How to Make a Back-to-the-Future Flux-Capacitor!


The very first movie I watched in America was Back-to-the-future. Oh boy, I didn’t even understand English back then but loved it.

Here’s how to make your own flux-capacitor to show off to your friends.

250 bucks for a flux capacitor? Forget that, I did it for 54 dollars and 79 cents. It has 7 modes and it’s totally freaking awesome!

Very little electronics experience is required, just a little resourceful scavenging.

Thanks to Rook’s Tutorial for initial idea. BTW, that’s a

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Sprint Samsung Instinct is great but the videos suck!


There are bunch of videos on how to use the new Sprint Samsung Instinct but there’s NO VIDEOS on the browser of the Samsung Instinct.

If Sprint is serious about competing with the iPhone (from a marketing perspective), they gotta get rid of all that voice activated live search crap and make some videos of YouTube playing on the phone OR loading Zedomax.com on the browser.

I think whoever is managing the video marketing section of Samsun Instinct need to be fired.  That’s what I’d do.  Hire someone who’

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Henry Nicholas charged for Maintaining a warehouse full of coke, meth and ecstasy!

Henry Nicholas, co-founder of Broadcom, has been charged with bunch of stuff including maintaining a warehouse full of coke and ectasy…

This is funny, maybe he should make a DIY about how to make a secret room for drugs…

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was in custody Thursday on charges that he slipped ecstasy into the drinks of technology executi

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