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Video of Tux Droid!

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Remember the Tux Droid couple articles back? We found a video! Yipee!

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2 more videos from Andy, thanks Andy! 🙂

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Cool voice dude….

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Ride a Arm Chair like a golf cart!

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Check out these arm chairs you can cruise in!

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DIY – RGB Color Controllable High Power LED Room & Spot Lighting

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Check out this cool high power LED Room and Spot Lighting! It’s incredible what you can make with some parts!

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MedCosm Picaxe blending light

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Here’s a cool blending night DIY, very simple and easy to do with your Picaxe. Picaxe is a very cheap microcontroller you can do a lot of cool stuff like this…

had a few multicolor LEDs laying around and wanted to whip up a color-blending nightlight. I built 2 devices, each in its own 20 pin DIP socket without soldering. A 3-pin header is included so I can reprogram the light on-the-fly if desired. On my first build, I used wire-

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Solar Kettle – Boil an egg using power of the sun

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Cool little interesting howto on boiling an egg using power of the sun!

Now this was one of those bizarre challenges that Jezza Bear from a web forum and that was to boil eggs and I was challenged to boil an egg with the power of the sun.

This project infuriated my because this type of experiment only really works well when there is a very bright and hot day. Not the easiest thing to find

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Homemade Pong watch!

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I have been searching for new watches lately and this would be the one I’d love to have.  Wow, this is an awesome project!  I couldn’t find any free source codes though…

After soldering all the parts together, it was time to make the watch finally come to life! The first thing I did is called, for lack of a better name, “Board Bringup”. It’s basically the smoke test to see if there

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HOW TO – Free international calling… for the next 3 years?

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Ah, here’s a way I can call my parents overseas! Update: There is also 712-945-1111 if the number below is busy.

Michael Gartenberg from Jupiter Research spotted this odd phone service for making free international calls, you call a number in Iowa (712-858-8883) and according to the site… “When the gateway answers, enter 011 then the country code and number you want to reach (mobile users, do not hit SEND – the call will go through on it’s own). Wait a few moments for your call to ring through and then enjoy your free call.”

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DIY – Binary Clock

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Here’s a cool binary clock DIY. Click here for Finished product and schematics.

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DIY – HOWTO sharpen your knife

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This video will show you howto sharpen your knife in a hilarious way.

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DIY – Simple LED HOWTO

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Here’s a simple LED HOWTO using LEDs and some batteries for those of you interested in LEDs and want a class-101 on it.

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