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X10 Control via iPhone!

X10 is the communication standard for automating your household electronic devices via the exisiting power line in your home.  X10 has always been popular for controlling your house lights, sprinklers, and whatnot but someone has a good demo video on how to control your X10 devices via an iPhone.  I don’t find this super-am

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Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat!

Wow, I need this carbon fiber toilet seat, it would be great to have one of these in my bathroom, can someone get one for me?

It makes you go faster!

“You know how fast a little fiber can make you go”.   “It makes you go faster”.  We’ve heard them all!  We’re proud to offer a genuine carbon fiber toilet seat, made with hand layered carbon fiber around a premolded foam core.  The carbon fiber toilet seat fits standard household toil

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More Fun Gadgets Roundabout!

Here’s today’s fun gadgets roundabout from the Sleep Revolution blog:

Now you can graffiti walls without actually doing so using UV tech.  Also, you can get the Rubik’s Cube lamp for your bedroom, it will look really cool.  And you might need the multimedia chair for ultimat

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Gun DIY – How to Make A Blowdart Gun!

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

Here’s a fun way to make a blowdart gun with regular household parts.  Just don’t use anything poisonous, we won’t be responsible for any damages/death while you make this toy.

Most, if not all, of the ingredients for this recipe are probably in your home or office already. We wouldn’t recommend trying out the weapon in this how-to video at work though; you might get fired. But otherwise, use this blow dart gun wherever you want, except humans of course. Be safe.

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Concept Multi-compartment Refrigerator!

Concept Multi-compartment Refrigerator!

This concept multi-compartment fridge lets you store different food groups separately.  Of course, it’s a good way for students to share their fridge without eating up each others food.

This concept (?) fridge from Electrolux uses modular stacking mini-units to provide personal refrigeration compartments for everyone in the household — it’s designed for shared student accomodation:

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Australian Student Invents Cheap way to make Solar Cells!

A PhD student in Australia has found a cheap way to make solar cells with household parts.  If this process works as well as thought-of, we might have solar cells popping up everywhere with DIYers who make their own solar cells.

An Australian PhD student has found a cheap way to make solar cells with nail polish, a pizza oven and an ink jet printer. 23-year-old Nicole Kuepper’s invention, named iJET, doesn’t require the pricey clean rooms and high-temperature ovens of traditional solar panel manufacturing plants, thus dramatically lowe

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DIY – Robotic Yellow Drum Machine plays Drums!

Wow, this has to be one of the cooler DIY robots I’ve seen in a long time. Basically, it plays drums. Not real drums, but it plays your household stuff like vases as drums. Beautifully done, we give it an A+ for the creators. (Btw, we are not selling the blog for $1000, our readers say it’s too cheap! How much should we sell it for? j/k April FOOLS!)

Notice how the robot first plays on the object it finds (or is forced to find by the angry cameraman), plays a small beat, and records the beat it plays on it. Then this recorded beat

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Wii HACK – Wiimote Curtain Control!

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

Haha, this one is cool one to have.

The curtain control system is an existing system from Goelst and is called “G-Rail 6200”. Normally it is controlled by infrared or wallswitches. However, it can also be controlled with a CAN bus. I used this CAN bus to interface with an old PC.

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Gamer Tries to Build Nuclear Reactor at Home, FBI Came Around to Play

Cool, this guy’s on TV for tryin’ to build a nuclear reactor. Too bad he didn’t have a SiteHoppin.com shirt on… :p

Apparently bored of his amateur game-building hobby, he decided to try to make a small-scale nuclear reaction in his room, blogging his antics on the web.

Someone blew the whistle on him when he made claims about uranium and doubling the normal background radiation count in his room, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission raided his home. He won’t

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Christmas Tree Projector!

If you ever need to prepare for Christmas this year and you DON’T want to bring a real Christmas tree into your house, you can prepare yourself right by making one of theses Christmas Tree Projectors! (Warning, your cat or dog might think it’s real…)

This device, projects an image of a Christmas tree onto the wall. The size of the image ranges from only a few inches to about 5 feet depending on how far aw

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