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DIY Circuit HACK – Moon Clock

A lot of Asian cultures still use the moon clock for calculating their birthdays. For whatever reason, our family still cannot figure out my mom’s birthday as it was originally recorded as a Moon day… Well we could figure it out using some moon calculators

Anyways, check out the moon caclulator here.

Despite the hour hand only roughly modeling the sun&

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DIY HACK – How to make a Wireless Wall LCD Digital Photo Frame

Here’s a nice wireless wall digital photo frame howto.

A quick search of the web turned up several do-it-yourself articles by photographers that had built their own digital frames – typically from discarded laptops. The laptop based digital frames have larger screens (10” to 15”), and tend to be reasonably inexpensive to build (provided you own a discarded laptop).

The laptop projects that I saw had a couple of common issues, however. All of them involved taking the laptop apart completely and ge

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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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Maker Faire 2007 Zedomax USB Portal Preview

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkyEe7ysh9Y

Here’s a preview of our USB Portal Project we will be showcasing at Maker Faire 2007.

It’s basically a BASIC programmable USB device so you can connect embedded devices easily to your PC whether that be a video game, industrial application, or whatever that you can think of.

Check out our previous

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DIY MIDI HACK – Monome Controller

Here’s a cool midi Monome Controller DIY that simply looks really awesome! With bunch of parts flying in from everywhere including a handmilled enclosure from ebay, this is a great DIY for anyone interested in building some cool custom MIDI controllers.

immediately started searching for lighted push button switches. Eight weeks later, I had memorized whole sections of electronic

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DIY LINUX HACK – XEYES

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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DIY Circuit HACK – How to build An inexpensive Hall effect Gaussmeter!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GawsyqOlvG8

Oh, check out this cool DIY on how to build an inexpensive Hall Effect Gaussmeter!  If you don’t want to build one, you can always buy a gaussmeter here.

Have you ever wanted to find out how strong a magnet really was, or how the strength of the magnetic field varied as you changed the distance from the magnet or the temperature of the magnet, or how well a shield placed

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DIY MP3 HACK – How to make your own MP3 Player!

 

 

(Above: Funny MP3 players made with the Motz)

Check out this Motz Music Box which is a very small MP3 Player you can embed in anything pretty much. Too bad it only has 256MB of memory and no LCD display.

Check out

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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!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7wid_8k_7k

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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