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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Homebrewed Radio using paper clips, magnet wire, and razor blade

video://blip.tv/file/get/Make-MakeAFoxholeRadio138

Wow, check out this homebrewed radio you can make in your spare time!

The first time I tried this, it didn’t work. It was frustrating, but I just went through my materials, blued the razor blade and it worked. The second time I tried to get it to work, I couldn’t get a station, I just got buzz. I played with everything and finally figured out that the ground connection wasn’t very good. When I fixed that, I was able to hear sports talk radio! One of the interesting things is

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DIY IR PaintRemover

I just painted my new apartment with some orange, more orange, and lavender paint. Here’s a great way you can make a IR PaintRemover! (good find, Phillip!)

The new unit would be a departure from the old. This new unit would be based on a ceramic emitter rather than your grandfather’s quartz tubes of yesteryear. Why ceramic? One reason is that a ceramic unit would be easier to build with fewer parts. Commercial ceramic emitters are readily available. Efficiencies for ceramic emitters run from 85 to

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Halloween DIYs – Pitchfork LED, Talking Halloween Basket, and spinning wireless thingee

Pitchfork LED!

Although we haven’t been doing much DIYs lately, you can check out the Pitchfork LED for ideas for this Halloween!

Here’s the really cool spinning bluetooth wirele

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DIY HACK – Sparkfun playing around with Touch Tetris

I need one of these touch Tetris where you can actually move your whole arm to guide your boxes. (If I can only do this in the warehouse where everything fits, we’d save a lot of space…) (thinking of our warehouse pictures, i forgot to updated with ALL our Mattress-in-a-box(es)…visit our mattress store within 26 hours and you can save 20% OFF our re

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DIY HACK – Recycled Bridges and Walls

While we are on the subject of making some BIG projects using virtually recycle-able stuff, here’s a recycled bridge and wall you can build.

Yet this is exactly what architect Shigeru Ban has done, over the Gardon River in the South of France. This is an ingenious idea to show that you do not need concrete, steel and glass to build a structure.

Cardboard Bridge via keetsa

Ideal for partitions or for

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DIY HACK – This guy builds a GIANT Paper Boat!

Yes, this is great news for all of us DIYers and hackers. You can actually build a GIANT Paper Boat! Yes, we need more people who can think “BIG” like this…

Well, we will see how the sail ends…

The 37-year-old artist came up with the idea one breakfast time, while he was sitting at his kitchen table fiddling with

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iPhone HACK – iPhone Voice Recorder

Check out this cool home brewed iPhone Voice Recorder. Tight.

My iPhone broke. The screen just died a slow death, getting brighter and brighter and then very hot and then…nothing…over the course of a morning. With no phone to play with this morning, I did a lot of thinking and hunting through iPhone foundation files instead. And I seemed to find quite a lot of interesting calls in the Celestial framework, specifically the AVRecorder class.

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DIY HACK – The Redneck 30 minute hovercraft using cardboard box and save precious resources too!

Yep, you CAN make a hovercraft during your lunch break now. Just follow the directions!

I built a working hovercraft using cardboard and a shop vacuum in 30 minutes.

You can build a hovercraft quickly and easily using cardboard, duct tape, and a vacuum. There are excellent instructions available on the Internet. I adapted these standard instructions by substituting cardboard for plywood. In fact you build a hovercraft out of most anything that’s more or less air

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DIY HACK – How to make a portable Laser Projector!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/763506/laser_projector_you_can_take_anywhere/

Wow, this is somethin’ I’ve always wanted to make with the free laser Dragonlasers sent me a long time ago…

But here it is! Looks like he’s from the UK. 🙂

P.S. Remember we ARE giving out a FREE Dragon Laser to the top commentator this month.  So make sure to participate.  Looks like Brian is going to get it at this rate. 🙂

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DIY HACK – How to make an LED Hoola Hoop!

Wow, this is an awesome instructables on how to make an LED Hoola Hoop!

Some friends wanted a lighted hula hoop for burningman, and when they turned out to be about $200 each, I decided to make one. All the parts cost about $15 . . . total time to make the hoop was about 3 hours, but that included time for figuring things out. You could probably make one in less than 2 hours with this instructable and soldering skills . . .

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