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Nixie Tube Counter taken apart

Check out the insides of a Nixie Tube counter, cool…

From the 1950’s until about 1970, nixies were a dominant display technology. “NIXIE” is actually a brand name for display tubes made by Burroughs, and the proper generic name might be “cold cathode neon readout tube.” However, as with facial tissue, a single short word involving the letter ‘X’ had

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Wireless HACK – How to make your own wireless detecting vibrator!


Wow, check out this guy who hacked a wireless detector to vibrate whenever he was near wireless networks.

This project is for a small electronic unit that allows the user to sense the presence and relative signal strength of wireless hotspots. It can be worn as a pendant or carried in a pocket. It is “always on” and communicates the presence and signal strength of an in-range hotspot by way of sequences of pulses – like a heartbeat you can feel. The stronger and faster the “heartbeat”, the stronger the w

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Wii HACK – Wii Loop Machine


Here’s a neat little Wii HACK that uses the Wiimote as a Loop Machine for re-mixing some music. Kinda love this one since it’s got some good music too.

This weekend I finished the Wii Loop Machine software that I started a few weeks ago. It’s a system for using the wireless Wii remote to sync, control, and manipulate loops in real time.


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Wii HACK – Solar powered Wii!

Wow, check out this cool solar powered Wii!

Tom’s Hardware Guide recently built a mobile Wii station, complete with an HD monitor, that’s powered in part by a solar energy (check out the Tom’s Workshop video of the project). It’s a simple invention on many levels. For one, it didn’t cost much at all to find a battery, power converter and appropriately-sized solar power panel. And the station itself is just wood with a couple of wheels and a c

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DIY – Spray Paint Laptop

Check out this cool spray paint laptop howto guys. It’s cool if you need a makeover for your deadbeat laptop… I have one of these dead beat laptop solely used for hacking…

In this fun-filled instructable, Gnaw will help ease those worries and uncertainties that you may face when expressing your inner-geek. You will unleash your creative and artistic skills as you learn and follow along with Gnaw and his new project, code-named: BIG RED

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Touchscreen Smart Mirror



Wow, check out this touchscreen smart mirror that you can use to read news while shaving or doing your hair.  These guys are freakin’ smart.

A team of students at the University of Waterloo, lead by William Lam (no relation to our Brian Lam), have designed a touchscreen Smart Mirror. Widgets can be placed on the mirror and it can also play music, video and more. Check out the video above and see for yours

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China Invasion = Chinavasion

Here’s an interesting site called Chinavasion.com where you can order gadgets from China on the cheap. Check out some of the cameras they got for $20.

Garrett found this site and he says, “You could probably buy a whole bunch of these fake MP4 players and sell them on ebay…make some money…”


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ECOS LIFELINK – A Solar/Wind Water, Electricity AND Wireless Station

Check out the Ecos Lifelink that brings re-use of energy through solar power, wind power, water power. Even wireless is provided “re-using” that same generated power.

Awesome! (Save earth, peace! >- )

One of the most brilliant inventions we’ve seen to date is this mobile, portable structure which provides water purification, electricity and even wireless internet access – all through the power of the wind and the sun. The Ecos LifeLink was released earlier th

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Get paid $4,500 by Google to work on open-source projects!


Here’s a cool way to spend your summer and get paid if you are into open source projects! WordPress is among the projects that were accepted by Google. It seems like Google just has too much money to give away, why not take advantage of it?



Looking for something fun to do this summer? All college and university st

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DIY HACK PROJECT – Audio Spectrum using an Atmel AVR MCU!


Wow, check out this cool audio spectrum analyzer you can make using an Atmel AVR MCU! Well, I’ve always wanted to make one of these but finally found it at HackedGadgets!

This is an experimental work to monitor a spectrum pattern in radio band, and is a continuous project from Audio Spectrum

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