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FixYa.com – For DIYers and ethically honest at heart HACKers!

Check out FixYa, it’s a sorta like a RSS Feed search Engine.

(Spy Stats: FixYa.com has PR6 and has 1680 backlinks on Google. Pretty good stuff.)

Meaning it will pull up hundreds of relevant articles for the topic, “how to fix something”.

Interesting if this is sign of Web3.0. = RSS + Wiki + Blog + Optimized Server Code for Search.

Maybe someone will quickly think of hooking up a WordPress blog with the MediaWik…

Anyways, FixYa just looked great to me from the get-go. I think i

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Build your own Ferrari!

Yes, I lied, this isn’t a Ferrari but a car built by one human being! Check out the cool pictures and helpful notes on building your own car!

This guy’s even selling these hot little cars.

Now taking orders for Bodywork kits, Chassis build plans and La Bala-Track crate kits!

Show Schedule Coming Soon! See La Bala at a number of Ariz

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your GIANT Blue LED Alarm Clock!

Check out this cool GIANT Blue LED Alarm Clock you can make!

I started by buying the LEDs and the alarm clocks. I cut the tops off of the LEDs and filed them so that they would be diffused. (

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Wii DIY HACK – Wiimote Lego Tank Surveillance Robot


Cool nice little wiimote Robot…

This robot is composed of Legos and uses a handyboard as the control hardware. It has 4 wheel drive each controlled by a lego motor, and a pan tilt mount for directing light and the video camera. The Wii Remote talks to a MacBook Pro over bluetooth to modified DarwiinRemote software, and the computer in turn communicates with the robot over a serial port. This robot was designed for and used in a small scale demonstration of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) as an assignment in Intro to Robotics at

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DIY HACK – How to make your own Cool LED Lamp Art

Check out this really really simple DIY on how to make your own Cool LED Lamp Art using LEDs, acrylic glass, and some creativity.

LED of LED The lights are approximately twenty times the scale of an actual LED bulb. Not only does the product show the beauty of the LED structure, but it also creates a special visual effect on the ceiling, 12 LED bulbs are refracted through the Acrylic glass lens to generate this pattern. Materials: Alumin

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DIY – Make yourself a keyboard made out of wood!

Yo, this is tight as* keyboard kit you can make! A wooden keyboard?!?

Yamaguchi Kougei, the wood products and lacquerware dealer based in Fukui prefecture that created the Hacoa brand, typically crafts each keyboard by hand in a labor-intensive process that allows them to complete one keyboard per day. The slow production process makes it difficult for the company to fill large orders and prompts them to c

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Arduino Beer Thermostat

This project deserves an A++ for making something related with beer! As I am gulping a Budweiser 40 down my throat, I find this email in my inbox about HOWTO make a Arduino Beer Thermostat! Cool… Keep up the great work David and thanks for the tip!

I belong to a diverse group of amateurs who have a fascination for brewing our own beer. In addition to the satisfaction of brew

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VIDEO: World’s Tallest Outdoor Glass Elevator!


Cool, the World’s Tallest Outdoor Glass Elevator is in China!

this controversial 326 metre high elevator takes you up the side of one of the many enormous cliffs in zhangjiajie, china – the lower 1/3 running from a cavern through the rock, the top 2/3 rising outside to the summit – and is the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. the elevator has an uncertain future due to the potential harm caused to the surrounding

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Wii DIY HACK – Control music on your PC with the Wiimote

Yes, you can control music on your PC with your Wiimote if you get really really bored…

This app allows users to use their Wiimote to control iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, and Napster. It offers many functions, such as Play/Pause, Next/Prev track, Volume Up/Down. Any function can be mapped to any button. Plus the motion sensing is used. Shake the Wiimote to the right to go to Next Track.

Take a look and download the application here

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Wii DIY HACK – Using your Wiimote to measure your car’s acceleration!

Although this is an awesome Wii hack using GlovePie and the Wiimote, you could probably do this a lot easier using a simple 3-axis accelerometer and a microcontroller.

I got this idea after seeing some physics class use the wiimote in some kinda pendulum experiment.

Why not use the wiimote’s built in 3-axis accelerometers t

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