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Laser Christmas tree


Yey, Laser Christmas tree!  It’d be great if you had a Christmas Rave in your house.

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Pac-Man Christmas Tree!


Wow, a Pac-Man Christmas Tree! It’d be cool if you could play it.

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DIY – Rope Lighting HOWTO

I remember buying these rope lights for Christmas last year for a DIY project but never got to finish it because I didn’t have any good ideas. But here’s a simple rope lighting that you can follow just by lookin’ at the pics.

These are two lights made out of rope light in the form of the traditional knots known as the “monkey’s fist” and “Turk’s head”.

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DIY – How to build The Amazing Steam Candle

Here’s a cool steam candle you can make!

How to make a cool rotating steam engine using only a candle and a thin tube. VERY easy to do and fun to watch! Runs for hours! This is my personal favorite for Christmas decoration 🙂

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Zeke the balancing Snowbot


Here’s a cool snowbot for your winter holiday viewing pleasures.

Hi! I recognize you’ve had a couple balancing robot entries in the past few weeks, so you may be looking for something else. But I finally got around to posting some pictures of my balancing robot since it dressed up as a snowman for this year’s Christmas party at work. It was a hit with kids and adults alike. Made stuff rocks!

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Robot Video – Beer Pouring Robot for your lazy Christmas and New Years



This is nice except I probably wouldn’t wait this long for a beer to open, just hack it with my lighter in less than a second. If there was a robot that could use a lighter to open a beer cap, I’d be very amazed. Regardless, we give 2 thumbs up for getting the robot drunk.

Ok, so the first model wasn’t exactly “perfect” or amazing, this new version makes good of all previous shortcomings.


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Energy saving Billboard LEDS powered by a bike!


Here’s some good effort to saving earth’s energy and good advertisement for the company mentioned in the billboard ad.

Last week in downtown Vancouver the billboard you see above was exlusively powered by volunteers pedaling a single bicycle over a span of about 5 days. The advertisement was sponsored by DDB/Vancouver and BC Hydro (hydro is a Canadian term for power or electricity) to show off how energy-efficient LED Christmas lights are. While the reindeer used on the billbo

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a open-source MP3 Player!


The guys Will at posted his howto on .  He shows us how to solder and assemble the Make Daisy MP3 Player from scratch! Well, this MP3 Player has always been on our priority list for hacking and modding so check it out and make one for yourself! We plan to hack it with some LCDs and more…


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DIY HACK – More LED Christmas Trees!


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Don Stratton at Atomic Fireballs has improved on our Christmas tree with structural designs! Although his tree does not do a POV like ours We gives him two thumbs up for the nice pine tree structure.

About 2 weeks later MAKE Magazine’s RSS feed had a headline about

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PC Junk Christmas Wreath!


Here’s a nice way to dispose your junk this Christmas. via

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