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Credit Card DIY – How to Cut Up a Credit Card!

Here’s the “right way” to cut up your credit card in 15 different slices.  I like to actually cut it up and throw the “halves”, one in the garbage and the other somewhere else.

Either way, you need to cut those credit cards up so you can be protected from over-using(abusing) them in these recession times.

To [scramble] the data in the magnetic stripe, run a very strong magnet along the stripe on the back of the card. Apply scissors or a hammer to the chip embedded in the card…


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Magnet DIY – How to Make Fridge Bottle Cap Magnets!

Here’s a great way to re-use your old beer bottles into fully-functional fridge bottle cap magnets.  Why didn’t I think of this?

Heck, you could probably even sell these at tourist shops, what a great idea!  Might also be a great way to make gifts for someone you love.

A quick, cheap, and simple way to turn your extra bottle caps into simple yet cool fridge magnets. Plus graphic designer in my loves the variety, color, and visual dynamic that a few bottle caps on a fridge can create.

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M2E Kinetic Re-Charge Technology!

You’ve seen those new type of flashlights that will re-charge simply by “wacking” it.  Now, here’s a company that will take that concept further so you can re-charge your batteries simply through motion.

If you take a bus or simply walk a lot on your way to work, this type of re-charging device will be great at re-charging your batteries for free.  (at least you have to walk anyways)

With the M2E Power, this device is able to juice up your favorite devices on the go simply by relying on Faraday’s principal 

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Magnet HACK – High-speed Magnetic Levitation / Floating Magnets Dude!


Here’s a great demonstration of a levitating magnet with 2 high-speed rotating cylinders.

Maybe someone can take this idea further and make us some hoverboards please!

While working on science museum exhibits in 1990 I came up with the above idea: it is known that a spinning metal disk will lift and fling a strong magnet. Therefore, metal rods with opposite spin will lift a magnet but WON’T fling it sideways. It works! I used “sched-80″ heavy wall copper tubes about 1-3/8

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Magnetic Wristband is a Do It Yourselfer Watch!

Okay, here’s definitely a must-get wrist gadget when you are working around your house, a magnetic wristband that can hold screws, nuts, bolts, and anything small and metal.

Handyman’s Helper is for you. The ridiculously strong magnet in this “magwear” holds onto hardware, small tools and other metallic objects…it’s so strong you can actually pile the hardware on in layers. Perfect for wor

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Ultrasonic Hearing System lets Humans hear Ultrasonic Sounds!

Here’s a cool Ultrasonic Hearing System which lets humans to hear ultrasonic sounds.  Well, it’s a patent but maybe it will go into production so we can hear what insects and animals are listening to.

A direct drive hearing system for providing an ultrasonic signal to a portion of the human ear. The direct drive hearing system includes an ultrasonic direct device. The device includes a housing with at least one coil coupled to the housing. Insi

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Floating Restaurant Table!

Floating restaurant table isn’t something new but the design looks awesome!

The bbq-donut® is the brainchild of German inventor and entrepreneur Sebastian Schmitt, and we think it has applications globally for everything from singles get-togethers, company getting-to-know-you events, a customer magnet at carnivals and festivals, waterside and beachside promotions and as a floating catering service.

Motive power to the bbq-donut® is supplied via a Torqeedo Travel 400 Electro-outboard motor giving it a

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The ENDO Magnet Clip

Check out this nifty ENDO Magnet Clip. Will they send us a sample so we can hang our shoes?

A solid mass of neodymium, silicone and steel, “Endo” presents an elegant alternative to conventional means of magnetic attachment. No springs. No coils. No internal moving parts. Endo is the one-piece all-purpose silicone magnet with springy clipping action.

Secures poetry, recipes, photos, memos and documents to the fridge, message board or metal surface.

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Ipod Touch Unboxed

Cool, check out this new iPod Touch, looks nice…

Looks just like an iPhone to me…

Yeah, we know we’re running slightly behind on fooling around with a retail iPod touch, but we’ve finally got one here. You already saw our first impressions when we played with it at launch, but as the day

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Motor DIY HACK – How to make a Homopolar Motor!


Oooh, check out this cool simple homopolar motor made with a standard AA battery, magnet, and some wires!

If you want to check out some real industrial motor stuff, make sure to check out our DIY with some industrial steppers.


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