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Charging ANYthing!

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Cool way to power everything in one box in this hectic world with more than enough power adaptors that we need.

“I made my own charging center for all my electronic gadgets (phone, PDA, iPod, Nintendo DS, etc.)–it’s a box with a power strip inside, and holes for the ends of the various proprietary cords to poke out. It’s really nice-looking, too (if I do say so myself). It was an easy pr

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DIY – Cool LED MAN

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Here’s a really cool LED MAN!

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Power using a Wind Turbine

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Cool way to generate power using a roof vent turbine!

Daniel writes in with a DIY wind generator made from a roof vent turbine, it’s a little unclear how well it works – but a neat idea…

“We have been looking for a low cost turbine to use for our project. All we had to do was look up on the roof. These turbines are dirt … all » cheap and can be bought at any good hardware store. Come S

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Birdfeeder Webcam!

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In case you missed it, here’s HOWTO make a Birdfeeder Webcam. Garrett been telling me how his college project on a webcam birdfeeder webcam has gotten over 30% of his university’s web traffic, now here’s a cool video how you can make one yourself.  There’s also a cool pdf you can download for step-by-step instructions.

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Podcast HOWTO by Phillip Torrone from Make magazine!

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Well we were thinking of making some new video podcasts so today we stopped by the Apple store in downtown San Francisco to get some ideas from Phillip Torrone at Make.

Actually Garrett and I were supposed be there together but Garrett and I got lost while my car ran out of gas on the way there… (next time, we will have to take one car!)

Here’s the summary of Podcast HOWTO:

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PSP HACK – uClinux on your PSP!

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Check out this cool PSP hack! Someone ported uClinux to a PSP! :p

uClinux is a open-source linux for small embedded applications.  You have no royalty to pay for after you develop an application which is the benefit over the royalty attached RTOS (Real Time Operating Systems).  Micrium has some cool RTOS but I think you have to pay like $10,000 just to get started̷

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Cool DIY LED Bike Light System

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Check out this cool LED Bike Light system you can make!

This can be made to be just a headlight or both a headlight/taillight bike light system.

My NiteRider light was off getting fixed at the factory and I needed something for my daily commute. I have used it in a 45 minute pouring rain commute on the way in to work and it worked like a champ.

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Video – Robot Competition Balloon Survival

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Here’s a funny robot competition that robots try to pop each other balloons!

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DIY – HOWTO make LED Fireflies!

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Check out these cool LED fireflies you can make!

The inspiration for this project comes from having never lived in an area where fireflies were common and being deeply fascinated whenever I encounter them in my travels. The flash patterns have been digitized from firefly behavioral research data found online and were modeled in Mathematica so that variations of spee

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MAKE @ Macworld & Apple store THIS WEEK!

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Check out Macworld and Apple Store this week in San Francisco! We might be there to exchange some of our DIY projects for something at the Make Store if that works…hehe…anyways, we will make sure to take some photos if we do go! Cool, they got some stuff about rss and podcasting so we might have to go since we are thinking about Zedomax technology video podcasts, which are on the way… yipee!

Cool, the Macworld show is at

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