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MIT DIY Robot Gardners!

Here’s some interesting news from researchers at MIT developing robot “Garden” automation.  I have to speculate on how “effective” this would be but I imagine it will be highly effective than not.

From the looks, it seems they’ve put a webcam, servo motor, and other goodies for plants in the project.  This might be a sign that robot farming may not be too far from reality.

Heck, I’d like to purchase one of these robotic garden kits at Wal-Mart and grow my own “automated” farm with abili

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Get a Snowball Launcher for This Winter!

Snowball Launcher can launch snowballs up to 50 feet.  Now, it’s really too bad that I live in California where there’s no snow unless I drive to Lake Tahoe.

However, if you happen to live in snowy country, I highly suggest you to get one of these cool snowball launchers for the winter.  Be careful though, snowballs can get pretty darn hard enough to break car windshields, especially if you can launch it 50 feet.

This toy blaster makes and launches softball-sized snowballs up to 50′, allowing rapid, long-range assaults du

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DIY Multi-Touch Kit for Do It Yourselfers!

For Do-It-Yourselfers, making your onw multi-touch input device has never been easier with the DIY Multi-Touch Kit.

TouchKit is a modular multitouch development kit with the aim to make multitouch readily available in an open source fashion. It is a sister project of the CUBIT multitouch system and aime

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5TeraByte 3.5-inch Hard Drive coming within the Next 2 years!

5 TB 3.5 inch hard drives maybe coming soon…in the next 2 years or so.

Hitachi has pledged to release a 5TB 3.5in hard drive within two years, and it claims two of the drives will boast enough capacity to store everything in your brain.

According to a report by Nikkei Net, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies will use Current-Perpendicular-to-Plane Giant Magnetoresistance (CPP-GMR) magnetc read heads to achieve the aim. This, the firm claims, will allow its drives to store 1TB of data in every square inch of the recording surface.

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DIY Living Room PC!

Wow, this does look cool… awesome job buddy!

The aim here is to build a case that could be used in any living room without scaring your grandma out of her socks. For me that is a bit of a challenge since I have no experience in this type of design. But, enough with the small talk – lets get to it and do some case building.

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PressLite for Photographers!

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Wow, check out this revolutionary flash for cameras!

Its two panels let you reflect just the amount of light you need, bouncing part of it off the ceiling for that soft, indirect look, while aiming the rest of the light at your subject. That’s just one of many possibilities. It’s also easy to use, moving it to exactly the right configuration with one hand, keeping the other free to hold the camera, aim and shoot. Considering what it can do, PressLite VerteX is dirt-cheap at $34.

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