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Laser Graffiti

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Check out this cool laser graffiti!

Defense contractors say that within the next 10 years they’ll have a solid state laser mounted on a Hummer that can put a hole in a sheet of metal from several miles away. Well Dutch graffiti writers can pretty much do that now with this Hymermobil-mounted L.A.S.E.R. Tagging system dope off the assembly line at the Graffiti Research Lab

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Stepper Motor Driver Controller Kit

Check out this cool stepper motor driver you can use for your next CNC milling machine. It is completely open-source with PCB Layout and everything included.

Also check out our 3 stepper motor example.

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JIT Watch – Just in Time Watch

JIT Watch

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Wow, check out this concept watch that will let you keep track of where you are in comparison with where you have to be using the latest technology.

In the rapidly changing world of consumer electronics and portable devices, a trend is occurring amongst artists and designers to embed social problems and concerns into these objects to shift their intended focus and intent. Taking this credo to an extreme with his work into technologically enhanced objects and accessories is German artist/designer Mar

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Battery Powered Rope Ascender!

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Wow, check out this battery powered rope Ascender!

Nathan Ball, hangs 50 feet in mid-air from his battery-powered rope ascender, a device that can raise more than 250 pounds at 10 feet per second. Ball is the 2007 winner of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, an award that recognizes students at MIT who have demonstrated remarkable inventiveness.

The Rope Ascender created by Atlas Devices is a powerful new tool that enables “reverse rappelling&#

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Egg Drop Experiments

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This is kinda cool experiment on eggs and dropping them from the roof. I wonder if they’d try some memory foam…

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DIY – AVR based Bucket mousetrap

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Here’s a cool little project for capturing mouse!

This project captures a mouse by having a solenoid (electromagnet) drop a bucket over the mouse. The bucket is triggered by the mouse interrupting one of the infrared emitter/detector pairs around the bait. The enclosure that holds the electronics is mounted directly over the bait. Ok, so the “bucket” is actually a semi-clear storage container. The clear container allows

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Become a flying fish!

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This sh*ts da bomb! (That sucks when you stop skippin…)

The “Aquaskipper” is a human powered hydrofoil made by Inventist.com . It’s similar to the original Swedish Trampofoil, which is no longer available. There’s also one called the “Pumpabike” from South Africa.

They’re also called “hull-less watercraft” and “flapping wing propulsion vessels”. You bounce up and down to make the wing fly and propel you. If you stop you fall into the water and swim back to

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Hands-on with the AtariLab Kit

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I’ve been witness to some retro Atari’s you can buy at Target for like 30 bucks. Here’s some cool kits you can actually put sensors and make it act as an MCU.

AtariLab is a sensor kit for the 8-bit Atari computers. I ordered two of the kits recently, the starter kit and the light kit, and they both arrived in pristine condition. They work great with the Atari 130XE, but the light sensor was giving me some random readings (replacing the photoresistor in that wouldn’t be hard). The breakout board attaches to the

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AVR LED Clock

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Ah ha! Here’s a cool AVR LED Clock you can make that also syncs itself with the NTP time server via ethernet! (We are going to have to make this too…)

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Make a Trebuchet – Make: Video Podcast

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Here’s a trebuchet you can make this weekend! Try catching some marshmellows using your trebuchet. :p

TTA (Try and try again, also optimize…)

Here’s the pdf if you need it.

In this podcast you’ll see how to build a paperclip trebuchet and a medium sized trebuchet. The paperclip trebuchet can be made in under an hour and it teaches you a lot about how they work.

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