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Roomba HACK – Roomba with Laser sighting Soft BB Gun


Check out this cool Roomba that can shoot continuous soft BBs to the target which it tracked through it’s laser sighting.

This is a current project of mine, hacking a Roomba Red. After seeing all the roomba hacks on MAKE and Hack A Day I really wanted to build my own bluetooth controlled roomba. What really finally motivated me was seeing all the different projects on

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DIY Project – M&M Line Trace Robot!

Tight, check out this really cool M&M Line Trace Robot! It’s awesome! They should sell these at M&M stores. (I recently bought a M&M sculpture for my dad’s birthday but this is even better!)

For the holidays, my local grocery store sold m&m’s candy containers in the shape of a racecar. The containers are painted metal (probably steel), with a thin plastic coating on the inside. A dinky package of plain m&m

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Wheel Style Robot Parking System


These things have been around South Korea for last couple years. It’s a wheel style robot parking system. You can find your car by pushing on the touchscreen menus to retrieve your car. I’ve actually worked with couple people at my work trying to make touchscreen control systems before and these things are great for any big cities. I am just surprised there are practically none in San Fran. Bummer… Let me see if I can find more cool videos on these wheels style robot p

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Mow your lawn with Robot mowers!

Check out this cool robot mower, LawnBott. There’s also Robomow, which is very similar. If you are lazy and like robots, you might want to give these a try on your next lawn mowing…

The LawnBott LB2000 Professional Robot Mower is a fully autonomous , the LB2000 model will cut your grass every day, leaving its home docking station as programmed, cutt

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Silicon Valley Electronics Fleamarket

I went to the Silicon Valley Electronics Fleamarket in San Jose this morning. It was great, I wanted to buy everything! I was too busy looking at all the cool stuff to actually buy much. I’m definitely going to this every time they have it…next one is May 12th, 5am to noon. Here’s a

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If you use Linux, you know Xeyes is a simple program that follows your mouse movements. You can check out some web examples of Xeyes. You can even paste this javascript code on your website for Xeyes on the web.

Anyway, Hunz created physical Xeyes that stands on his w

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Electric Giraff, Submarine maker, and more at Maker Faire!

Check out some of the cool stuff and people that are going to be at the Maker Faire! (Including us but we have no idea what to bring…yet)

We will get to play with an electric giraff (hopefully) and meet with submarine maker Mike Wernecke.

You can get some

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DIY Project – How to build your own chopper!


Cool, check out these plans for that show you how to build your own chopper for like 40 bucks and also check out the electric conversion of a Honda bike resulting in 0 emissions!  Here’s a book you can get that will help you build a chopper from scratch.

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Snow surfing with a Antartic Snowbot

Check out some of the cool Antartic autonomous solar robots being developed here. Above is a picture of a guy (yes holding a laptop), snow-surfing at about 5mph…

Not too bad on solar power, we give thumbs up for that.

One morning, while taking walking behind the robot and dragging a sled of equipment for quantitatively measuring the strength and c

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Motorcycle made out of WOOD for $2200!

I just got back from my first “real” vacation in a year and a half (where I went somewhere…) to Las Vegas! We drove about 10 hours there and almost veered off the road couple times from lack of rest and sleep BUT the good news is that I took a picture of this cool motorcycle made out of wood at the local gift shop near the strip. Cool… will someone buy it? This was the most expensive thing in the store. Free shipping… What a piece of art

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