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Zoombak GPS Tracking Device!

If you have a Palm Pre, don’t forget to read my DIY on how to make it into a GPS/Twittering device.  Now, if you don’t have a  Palm, you might be happy to learn that there are cheaper options out there such as this Zoombak GPS tracking device, which will allow you to track your car and family.

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DIY – How to Hack an RC Hovercraft!

Here’s a really cool DIY on how to hack your own RC hovercraft.

It looks pretty simple enough other than the RC parts.

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZ–iMUNR0

“The workings of a hovercraft are fairly straightforward: one high-power motor with an airplane propeller forces air down through the hole in the center, which pushes the bottom of the hovercraft off the ground. This greatly reduces friction, allowing the hovercraft to scoot

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DIY Arduino and Wiimote Controlled Boat!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viX6kC9C0Yc

Here’s a cool DIY Arduino and Wiimote Controlled Boat all by flick of the wrist.  Now, just don’t drop that Wiimote and you will have some serious trouble getting out of the water.  (I am sure there’s a backup plan for that)

Last winter I decided version one was successful enough that I would dare to improve it. My design constraints were to extend the boats range to about 20 miles and add a second motor to balance the thrus

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World Record – 4,000 miles on a Juice Carton Boat!

Rhys Jones, a 22 year old, plans to travel 4,000 miles of water on his juice carton boat.  If he succeeds, we may see more youngsters building their boats with… plastic bottles…

The adventurer, who is the youngest person to climb the seven highest summits on each of the seven continents, plans to travel 4,000miles (6,400km) down a river on a boat made out of juice cartons.

Rhys decide to join his father

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