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Circuit Hack – How to Make a Functional Keyboard Out of Paper and Aluminum Foil! [WOW]

I’ve been using commercial keyboards for all of my hacking life and I have to say when I first saw this functional keyboard made from paper and aluminum foil, I was IMPRESSED!

Nevermind how much money you can save but think about the customizations you can do.  You could probably even make a full QWERTY keyboard if you wanted to.

Anyways, great instructable, highly recommended for those of you Arduino/other microcontroller modders to take a looky here.

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Circuit DIY – How to Make a Tilt Measuring Inclinometer!

Here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a tilt measuring inclinometer.   I do highly like how Nicholas Kwan didn’t use an accelerometer but used cheaper, basic circuit parts.  This could be the “alternative” way to put an accelerometer function in your projects without spending much money but with a LM555 timer chip.

The idea behind this was to design a capacitor using a petri-dish and aluminum foil covering half the petri-dish and using water as the dielectric. Because the capacitor

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Cheap Ring Flash!

Here’s a great idea for saving money while getting 125% out of your camera, just make one of these cheap ring flash using aluminum foil and a plastic dome thingee.

A ring flash is such a popular and easy DIY project that I finally couldn’t resist the temptation to make one myself. I’ll post some detailed instructions on how to make one (like this) when I have more time, but most of you should be able to figure out the essentials just by looking at the

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Pinhole Camera with your Digital SLR Camera!

Here’s a really cool DIY on how to make a pinhole camera with your digital SLR camera.

Do you have a digital SLR camera, some black construction paper, aluminum foil, a rubber band, and tape? Great, let’s make a digital pinhole camera!

The pinhole camera is the simplest type of camera. It has no lens, only a teeny-tiny hole of an iris. This pinhole ensures that the light which reaches any position on the exposure surface originated from a single direction; as the hole diameter approaches zero, the possible light source for a poin

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Pyro Hack – How to Make Smoke Bomb!

If you were pyro-inclined like me back in middle school, you might have read “Poor Man’s James Bond” and tried making bunch of smoke bombs and whatnot.  Of course, nowdays you might want to be careful as people might mistaken you for a terrorist but heck, smoke bombs have always been pretty harmless, I don’t see why you shouldn’t make some.

About.com has a good detailed DIY on how to make a smoke bo

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DIY – How to Build a 3D Motion Sensing Controller!

Check out this cool DIY on how to build your own 3D motion sensing controller.

Make a 3D interface using an six resistors, aluminum foil, and an Arduino. Take that, Wii.

The basic goal here was to make a 3D position sensing system that most people can build, while still preserving some semblance of functionality. To get an idea of

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