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DIY Color-Changing LED Coasters!

Here’s a cool set of DIY colo-changing LED coasters.  Basically, it runs on solar power, LEDs light up in red for hot drinks and blue for cold drinks.

Looks pretty simple to make, maybe a good idea for your next circuits projects.

Smart Coasters are cast-plastic coasters for your drink that light up red when you put a hot drink on top and light up blue with a cold drink. The design is fully analog– no microcontrollers and no programming– and they incorporate a solar cell so that the whole thing is hermetically sealed: wate

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Zojirushi Rice Cookers are the Best in the World!

When it comes to cooking rice, there’s no substitute for Zojirushi rice cooker from Japan.  Even as a Korean American who has lived in Korea for almost 1/3 of his life, Zorirushi is widely accepted even by Koreans as the best rice cooker.

You see all those “other” American rice cookers and they are all junk.  Now you can say anything about other gadgets but this one, I am right.   (But then again, this

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The Top 5 Engineering Magazines

Here’s a good list of magazines that should help you get a feel for the engineering industry including application, products, and just for the hell of it. (It’s also the ones we subscribe to regularly…)

(Click on the magazine to go to their homepage)

Make has bunch of cool projects including the DIY coffee roaster among other cool stuff… They have a

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