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Lumi Forta – Light Orb with 512 different colors!

Check out the upcoming Lumi Forta from Korea. If you don’t want to wait for it to get to the market, you can always make yourself one.

MK Electronics(www.mkelec.com) displayed its LED lighting ‘Lumi-Forta’ in Korea market during LED EXPO&FPD KOREA 2007, which can present more 512 colors via remote controller.

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How to make HOT ICE!

Wow, check out how to make HOT ICE! This is awesome if you have some sodium acetate laying around.

A heat pack like the one you are describing contains sodium acetate and water. It turns out that sodium acetate is very good at supercooling. It “freezes” at 130 degrees F (54 degrees C), but it is happy to exist as a liquid at a much lower temperature and is extremely stable. Clicking the disk, however, has the ability to force a few molecules to flip to the solid

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Maker Faire 2007 – Multi-Touch Multimedia Device

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPNDSd0Rhq8

Check out this cool Multi-Touch Multimedia device. This could be a cool combination of touch, sound, and video for future video game controls.

MultiTouch is the ability of an input controller to detect multiple fingers simultaneously. Multitouch input devices are just starting to be seen in the real world, rather than just in the movies (the most famous being “Minority Report”). MAKE magazine has even declared them the

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Homebrew CPU

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA2woV8109Y

Wow, this was the coolest thing there, a homebrew CPU LIVE! Anyways, I got to meet Bill, maker of the homebrew CPU and take lots of cool pics and see it in action.

Thanks Bill for explaning all the cool stuff on your homebrew CPU!  Just check out the video for some explanation.

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You can check out more pictures from our flickr

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Zedomax Maker Faire 2007 Coverage – Sit and Pedal Persistence of Vision!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evhn0OBzASE

It’s been a blast yet we’ve been able to get barely 5 hours sleep. But we will get all this cool stuff posted.

Mayhem & Chaos brings you some really cool sit and pedal POV (Persistence of Vision) using recycled bicycle parts.

I guess Mayhem took it to Burning Man every year. Cool… I gotta go one of these days.

Thanks Mayhem for letting us take a vid!

Mayhem & Chaos website

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Maker Faire – Flying Saucer Oven

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iFppXL0Ov8

Here’s a simple flying saucer oven that uses a single light bulb yet heats up to 425 degrees fahrenheit!

They won the Dorkbake competition. This is really simple but great idea!

Eric and Jodi Kurland Eric is an award-winning filmmaker and digital artist whose films have played in festivals around the world. Jodi is a physical therapist and self-published photographer and author known to dabble in crafts.

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Maker Faire Live Blogging – ALAVs by Jed Berk!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF_HRLe6ga8

Check out these Cool ALAVs (Autonomous Light Vessels) by Jed Berk! Tight! It uses Sun Microsystems SunSpot microcontroller, which can be programmed in Java. I like this idea since there’s a lot of Java embedded processors out there but this ones from the creators. Jed tells me that all the pieces were 3D designed on the computer and laser-cut, kinda cool~ 🙂

Jed says,

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Live Blogging – Zedomax Booth at Maker Faire

Hey we are live at the Maker Faire, blogging live! See our automated camera that follows people? Well, it’s a $160 Logitech camera we got in a hurry at Best Buy last night just before the store closed. Glad we got it working although the internet here sucks sometimes. Anyway, our booth is really popular! 🙂

Garrett is doing a great job with the crowd while I am hiding in the back. (Why am I hiding? Blogging of course!)

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DIY HACK – Wireless Keyless Entry using Relays

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9VTfzYiOQg

Here’s a very simple wireless keyless entry DIY using some relays and stuff, very similar to the Wiimote Door Unlocker.

The mechanism is simple enough, just a momentary button on the panel in my apartment, but the mess of wires in the wall is a little unsettling. I took some meter readings of the terminals and sorted out the door button wiring

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DIY HACK – HOW TO make a Rotating LCD!

Wow, check out this cool DIY on how to make a rotating LCD! This IS very useful for reading PDFs and whatnot. If you don’t want to make one or you are about buy a new LCD, there’s also bunch of LCDs out there that already rotates. (which I use at work) CNET has a great review of rotating LCDs.

This fixture is very usefull for rotate 90 degrees the monit

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