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Bike Hack – How to Build an Electric Bike! (or Trike Is it?)

I have to say that although I’ve seen slew of electric bikes on the market these days, this homemade electric trike is probably the one I would want to get or build at the least.

Check out the video, this thing ROCKS:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePdT8TZHdkI

It looks pretty simple enough to build as you can see above with 2 batteries, fuse, switches, bunch of wires, and what looks like a control unit of some sort for the motors.

Here’s the parts list:

This part of the pr

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New Years in New York will be Powered by Pedals!

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New Years event in New York City Times Square “next” year, will be powered in part by pedals by humans.

How cool is that?  Save earth.

Duracell has set up a “power lodge” in Times Square where visitors are ushered to a row of bicycles with generators connected to a set of massive batteries.

So far the project has collected 95 hours of pedal powe

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Ultrasonic Parking Alert Sensor!

You know how many people cannot drive or park their car these days and if your car doesn’t have one of those parking sensors or cameras to help you, you can get this awesome Ultrasonic Parking Alert Sensor from Amazon for only $15.99.

Whether you drive straight in or back into your garage, it can be tough to judge if you’ve stopped in the right spot. The Parking Alert guides you with flashing lights as you pull into your garage so you can be sure you stop at the desired place! No mo

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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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Re-cap of Laptop Stuff from Laptop Pimp Blog!

Well, here’s a weekly re-cap of laptop stuff from our Laptop Pimp Blog just in case you’ve missed it:

ASUS Eee PC 900HA is out, slightly different but available to order through Amazon.  Check out the HP dv3500t review and specs.  Toshiba has another new laptop out,

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Camera Hack – How to Add an external battery to the Flash!

Here’s a short little camera hack for those of you having trouble with re-charging the flash by adding an external battery.  It might be a hack but it will work if you are shooting photos in long sessions.

If you’ve been shooting with a flash for a while, I’m sure you had some battery problem or another at least once. Like when one of four batteries goes bad and quickly discharges the other three. Or when it’s cold and the batteries don’t hold their charge so well anymore. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a

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Re-Make – DIY Dead (Death) Star Art made from old Batteries!

Here’s a great use for re-making stuff, use old batteries to make a death (or dead) star!

Dead Star is made from residual battery at the end of their duty. Left to itself, the sculpture will slowly cool down since there is no longer electronic activity taking place in it. The hundreds of batteries were once used to power appliances before they finish their cycle in a recycle facility. Retrieve from death, they were assembled again in this whole structure.

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Top 10 Weird Gadgets Roundup from the Weird and Bizarre Blog!

Here’s the Top 10 Weird Gadgets roundup from our Weird and Bizarre Blog:

1) Baby Leash will keep your child within leash’s length from you at all times.

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Pirate LED Mug lets you drink Coffee in a Power-outage!

Power outages can happpen although not often and this Pirate LED Mug will let you keep drinking that nice cup of coffee regardless of light.

This large, clear plastic mug lights up when lifted off the table and stops when set down. Four bright-blue LEDs illuminate the mug and handle. The On/Off switch on the bottom of the mug will preserve batteries.

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M2E Kinetic Re-Charge Technology!

You’ve seen those new type of flashlights that will re-charge simply by “wacking” it.  Now, here’s a company that will take that concept further so you can re-charge your batteries simply through motion.

If you take a bus or simply walk a lot on your way to work, this type of re-charging device will be great at re-charging your batteries for free.  (at least you have to walk anyways)

With the M2E Power, this device is able to juice up your favorite devices on the go simply by relying on Faraday’s principal 

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