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DIY Russian Vacuum Fluorescent Tube (VFD) Clock Kit!

Lady Ada has done it again!  I still remember when I first met her at the Maker Faire couple years back, very nice lady indeed who keeps stirring up really cool DIY kits.

Here’s her latest Russian VFD alarm clock kit, it features vaccuum flourescent tube and open-source platform so you can hack it all you want.

Why limit yourself to a clock?  Hack it and make it tweet your GPS location via your Palm Pre.  hahaha.  Happ

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DIY HACK – How to make your own UPS for your computer and other peripherals during power outage!

The other day, my home had power-outage for like 6 hours. I could go buy a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), or I can make my own UPS using a car battery.

Well, I am just hoping this DIY UPS lasts 6 hours so I can keep using my spare laptop, which shouldn’t need that much power anyways to run off the UPS. But if I tried

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