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360 Degree Light Field Display

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF1vFTQOWN4

Holy crap, this is awesome!

We’ve looked at set-ups like this in the past (see here, here and here), and this is one is also pretty impressive. “The display consists of a high-speed video p

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Video – Let’s look into Google

Here’s a cool video of Google workspace. via flicklife

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DIY Magic Golf Trick – HOWTO Catch A Golf Ball After You Hit It

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/820488/magic_golf_trick_howto_catch_a_golf_ball_after_you_hit_it/

Here’s some golf trick I have been working on for last 18 years of my life that I want to show you:

(Even Tiger hasn’t tried this shot on TV yet…)

Here’s a HOWTO on catching your golf ball AFTER you hit it.

1. Open the clubface so it’s pointing behind you about -10 degrees.

2. Really feel like you are sitting down.

3. Get wristy and loose with your hands.

4. Make a nice swing and catch the ball.

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Homebrewed Radio using paper clips, magnet wire, and razor blade

video://blip.tv/file/get/Make-MakeAFoxholeRadio138

Wow, check out this homebrewed radio you can make in your spare time!

The first time I tried this, it didn’t work. It was frustrating, but I just went through my materials, blued the razor blade and it worked. The second time I tried to get it to work, I couldn’t get a station, I just got buzz. I played with everything and finally figured out that the ground connection wasn’t very good. When I fixed that, I was able to hear sports talk radio! One of the interesting things is

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DIY HACK – Painting with light…

Check out how you can create some nice photographs with light added.

Here is how it’s done:

Set your camera on the tripod and take a sample shot with flash / lights on. This will help you verify that your composition is OK.

Set the exposure to a relatively long value. Stop down the aperture as much as you need. If you are outside do nothing. If you are inside – this is the time to close the lights.

Make the click. Once the shutter is op

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make cool Green Laser Digital Photos

Okay, here’s how to take some cool digital photos with your Green Laser. (if you don’t have one, get one from DragonLasers.com)

1. Get your digital camera to be in some kind of “slow mode”…. I have a Canon SD750 which has a fireworks mode that will slow down the camera…

Here’s some scribbles to start out…

I was trying to write Zedomax but wrote ZE…

More ZE….

Big Z!

Smiley Face!

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Green Laser Drawing

Here’s something you can do with your Green Laser and a camera. I will have to try this and post one soon…

via flickr

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DIY IR PaintRemover

I just painted my new apartment with some orange, more orange, and lavender paint. Here’s a great way you can make a IR PaintRemover! (good find, Phillip!)

The new unit would be a departure from the old. This new unit would be based on a ceramic emitter rather than your grandfather’s quartz tubes of yesteryear. Why ceramic? One reason is that a ceramic unit would be easier to build with fewer parts. Commercial ceramic emitters are readily available. Efficiencies for ceramic emitters run from 85 to

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Halloween DIYs – Pitchfork LED, Talking Halloween Basket, and spinning wireless thingee

Pitchfork LED!

Although we haven’t been doing much DIYs lately, you can check out the Pitchfork LED for ideas for this Halloween!

Here’s the really cool spinning bluetooth wirele

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Update the Arduino

Here’s a little hack on HOWTO update your Arduino Chip from David Fowler. (Thanks David!)

After doing the reset mod to my Arduino Compatible Bare Bones Boards I wanted to update the firmware to get the full benefit of the Diecimila update. I followed the directions on the Arduino website but could not succeed. I sent emails and did web searches and still did not find the answer. Ultimately with the help of David Mellis, one of the Arduino Team members, we figured out that it can not be done from the IDE using the simple cable described at the

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