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DIY Steam Powered Pencil Sharpener

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh1rU8TDDgo

What’s up with all the retro pencil sharpeners lately? Have people gone nutz?  You can also read up on how they actually make a pencil here with blocks of wood.

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DIY – How to Hack a Toilet Paper Launcher!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/1651655/toilet_paper_launcher/

Kip Kay from Makezine shows you how to hack a “Toilet Paper Launcher”.

Of course, this is probably illegal if you launch TPs at your neighbors house but it might be a great way to cover your friend’s house with lots of Toilet Paper at graduation or his/her birthday.

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Holy Crap, It’s a DIY Drawing Bug!

Holy crap!  It’s a drawing bug!  For instructions on how to make your own, head over here.

..using a small motor you can create a kinetic bug that draws or create more than one to have a race with your friends

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How to Make an Umbrella Parabolic Microphone!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/1408076/umbrella_parabolic_microphone/

Check out how to make an umbrella parabolic microphone!

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Wooden Gadget Sculptures!

Oh boy, this guy has some crazy cool wooden sculptures including the Time Machine in the above pic.

This project by artist Mike Rea is called “Suit for Stephen Hawking” and shows off this artist / maker’s exceptional wood making skills. Check out the links below for everything from a space suit to a four piece band constructed entirely from wood.

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Best of Maker Faire by Phillip Torrone!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/1303199/the_best_of_maker_faire_2008/

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/1271001/maker_faire_sf_2008/

Here’s some videos you can enjoy from the Maker Faire last week!

Check out all the fun and excitement at this year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. People from all over the world came to experience this amazing event. Take a look at some of the highlights and make plans to attend the next Maker Faire.

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Maker Faire 2008!

Wow, Maker Faire was a lot bigger this year over at San Mateo Fairgrounds near where I used to work.

Anyways, it was a lot of fun watching some cool gizmos, DIYs, and makers but it’s really crowded this year.

Wow, this is great structure of woman!

Phew, there’s a lot

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Watch as water jet cuts through steel to make a steel sunflower!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSV8vLGgnh8

Videos like these make me go WOW!

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DIY – How to make your own parts organizer out of plastic bottles!

Check out this really cool parts organizer you can make using plastic bottles and save the earth at the same time!

If you’re like me, you have a ton of PCBs laying around from things you’ve taken apart. Put them to good use and salvage the components from them.

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Interactive LED table

DIY HACK - HOWTO Build your own LED Coffee Table!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp5STHMym4E

Cool lookin’ Interactive LED table!

I purchased one of the Interactive LED Table kits from Evil Mad Scientist and built a table, it took a week to assemble, and almost two months to make the table part, but it’s pretty awesome. Tons of photos, and a few videos of the building process, and final table on the link above

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