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Touchscreen table experiment

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 Check out this cool touchscreen table experiment you can do in about 4 hours.

This is an experiment based on “frustrated total internal reflection” aka FTIR.

This is a very basic demo and we did it just to see how it work and it took us just 4 days!

The most difficult part is seting-up the hardware, in the following list you can see what we used…

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DIY HACK – Modded handcrank flashlight powers phone!

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Check out the simple handcrank powering a cellphone!

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Nike+Ipod Serial Converter Module from Sparkfun

Check out this Ipod Serial converter module from Sparkfun. You can now communicate to your iPods with a microcontroller such as Arduino, CUBLOC or Make controller. They even have a sample VB program for you to work with. This would be great for future do-it-yourself proje

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HOWTO get out of hacking,diying, and resistors…

Check out web comics…sometimes we feel like we need to keep going but sometimes we need to go outside…

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MAKE Magazine Volume 09

All right, we just got our vol. 09 of Make magazine! Get yours at your local bookstore such as Barnes and Noble or Tower Records!

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Talented teen transforms cooking oil into fuel!

Wow, this is good for our earth… We need more kids like this.

He happily admits he’s hopeless at school – but Steven Henderson is Tyneside’s very own oil baron.

Northumberland’s answer to JR Ewing has built his own oil refinery

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Zedomax reaches over 500,000 Unique Visitors thanks to you’all

The other day, we decided to check out web stats.  Above is a snapshot of our blog traffic since we started on August 14th, 2006.

We want to thank Phillip Torrone for all the blog posts and it was his Make blog that got us started in the first place.

Also all thanks also go to all the other blogs and websites that helped us get more traffic and keep going:

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Human Trebuchet

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DIY – Simple LCD Control with Ethernet

Here’s a cool project that you can control your LCD with ethernet.

The simple “switch on/off a relay” circuit which was the only function provided by the avr web server until now did not require HTML-forms. I used simply 2 URLs http://baseurl/password/1 for switching on and http://baseurl/password/0 for switching off. This does not work anymore for the display as we want to type a text into a web page which should then be shown on the display. What is needed is a needed is a proper decoding of HTML form data.

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Tesla coil sparks

Holy crap, this is some tight tesla coil action!

The 6 inch coil has performed better than expected with sparks reaching 8 feet (0.5 million volts). The photo above shows 7 foot sparks to the closest point of the ladder. This is with a large topload and a tank capacitance of 92 nF (0.092 uF) at a power in excess of 5 kVA. A lot of smoke comes from my spark gap at runs of over 5-10 seconds at the highest powers.

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