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3-Axis servo motor drawing “HackADay”

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Here’s the video if you can’t see it.  (some kinda YouTube bug…yes blame it on the big company)

Cool, check out this awesome 3-Axis servo motor drawing “HackADay”. You can get the board for really cheap from this guy.

The preprogrammed AVR microcontroller must be purchased directly from Uli Huber. We do not carry the chips.

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Solar Fan Cap/Baseball Hat

Here’s a nice invention if you live in a very hot city. We dare to make one yourself.

This baseball hat has a solar panel on top and DC motorized fan on the front with a nice ventilation hole cut in the bill. Very handy for a summer day or also useful for walks through well lit bakeries if you want the full aromatic experience.

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ZAP cars – electric cars of the future?

Check out some of these wacky ZAP cars that run on battery. Really cool lookin’

Xebra Xero’s do not attempt to behave like other vehicles. They are unique. They are quiet, yet agile. Imagine a world filled with silent Xebra Xero’s instead of noisy internal combustion engines. The ZAP Xebra Xero is the offspring of more than three decades of thought and evolution. This vehicle was created as a breed by itself. Because the use and purpose of electric vehicles are different than gas cars, the wheel did indeed need to be reinvented. N

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DIY rainwater harvester by FutureFarmers

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Wow, check out this really cool rainwater harvester!

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder version 2!

Wow, check out this Jacobs Ladder too!

This is how I used a neon sign transformer to create my own classic sci-fi prop the Jacobs Ladder. A Jacobs Ladder is nothing more than two vertical wires attached to a very high voltage. The wires which form the ladder are close together at the base but diverge as they go up. When switched on an electric arc forms at the base of the wires. The arc heats the air above it and in doing so forms an easier path for the electricity to take. The arc

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Batteries powered using p…

Here’s some batteries you can power with some human p… You can even use it 3-5 times to re-fuel your batteries!

This is tight, too bad it’s only available in Japan. I’d get one next time I head over there!

In February we talked about a Pee Powered battery that was in the testing phase in Japan. Now it would seem they have made it to the store for the Japanese to buy and use.

NoPoPo (Non-Pollution Power) Aqua Batteries a

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder!

Here’s a cool DIY on making your very own Jacobs Ladder. I always goto Fry’s with my friend Eric and find that they have this giant Jacobs Ladder that’d go off as soon as you were about to touch motherboards and whatnot. But this is great that now I know how it’s made.

The basic construction and principle of a Jacobs ladder is that a metal vee is formed from two bits of wire and a high voltage is applied acr

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Blackle – The energy saving version of Gooooogle

Check out Blackle, it’s a Google-based search engine that supposedly saves energy by making the background black. But when I do searches, it seems to give you those limited results kinda like the Google search bar on Zedomax.com. I think all they really did is put a Google Search on a black HTML page. (Maybe we will make one to and get some traffic.

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Homemade Jet Engines

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Looks like this Jet Engine uses a Turbo-charger off a car as one of its parts… quite incredible…

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DIY HACK – Recycled Bridges and Walls

While we are on the subject of making some BIG projects using virtually recycle-able stuff, here’s a recycled bridge and wall you can build.

Yet this is exactly what architect Shigeru Ban has done, over the Gardon River in the South of France. This is an ingenious idea to show that you do not need concrete, steel and glass to build a structure.

Cardboard Bridge via keetsa

Ideal for partitions or for

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