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DIY HACK – Supercharged Airplane

Check out this cool supercharged airplane you can make in your free time!

The single-sheet paper airplanes you made when you were a kid (or perhaps last week in your cubicle) were, well, kid stuff compared to this beefed-up paper craft, which uses an electric motor from an old pager or toy powered by a big electrolytic capacitor. Known as a “Gold Cap” and made by Panasonic, the capacitor charges from a battery pack and then met

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DIY Thumb Pianos!

Thumb Piano 2

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

Wow, check out some of these really cool DIY Thumb Pianos!

Sometimes an instrument you know can become something else altogether. Bob Collier has been constructing his own thumb pianos, adding amplification, effects, self-sampling features, and novel cases involving recycled camera bodies and faux fur. As Bob says, “Sometimes the crudest and roughest looking kalimbas can sound surprisingly good especially with the right context of fx and amplification.”

I find kalimbas beautiful and delicate to begin with.

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Automatic Color Sorting

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Check out this Automatic Color Sorting DIY that uses some DC and stepper motors from an old HP printer and uses Parallax’s new 32bit processor as the brain. Brilliant!

This could be great to low budget project requiring color sorting.

Once the Sensor was figured out I started to build everything. Most of the parts including the DC motor and stepper mo

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DIY – How to make a Soju Lamp

Similar to the previous post, here’s Zedomax Soju Lamp. The great thing is that I didn’t even TRY to make it, it was just there from my dedication to drinking daily while blogging. (Yes, if you are over 18, we recommend this route. Make sure to have a companion while drinking. DWC – Drink with a companion) Although I drink beer mostly, sometimes I resort to Soju because it’s only 16% alcohol and let’s me drink less thus not getting a beer belly. Plus, soju does give you better ideas a

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DIY KITS – Container Home Kit CHK

Check out these cool Container Home Kits from Lot-EK. These would be great for quick setup of your new vacation home while saving earth too by re-using.

Lot-ek’s scalable system can accommodate anywhere from 640-2560 square feet, and comes fully equipped and ready to plop on-site with built-in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fully insulated AND furnished. It

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DIY HACK – Build your own Altoids Digital Thermometer!

Here’s a fun little project Digital Thermometer DIY that you can read and make your own with an Altoids can!

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This instructable will show you how to create a multifunction platform with a thermometer, chronograph (count up timer), count down timer, and light display. It is also intended to be a platform for other analog s

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DIY PHOTOGRAPHY – Collapsible Light Tent

Wow, we’ve seen a lot of light boxes and tents for photography floating on the internet before but here’s a “collapsible” light tent that might actually be useful and easy to store simultaneously.

Ever wanted to take pictures of small items around your house and make them look like it was done at a studio? It’s possible with some items around your home and a trip to your local craft store. It’s going to cost you around $15 but its money well spent. I

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DIY HACK – Color Full Halo Lighting Table

Check out this cool halo lighting table you can make. Well with all those wires, I am not so tempted but some of you hackers can give it a try…

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DIY ROBOSAPIEN HACK – How to add remote controlled flamethower Robosapien!

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

Wow. This is awesome! (Not intended for people under the age of 18) Check out this cool remote controlled flamethrower robosapien!

Just remember that I did warn you! So now if you blow off a hand or burn your house down you can’t blame me! Now we can get down to business. I had seen the V1 flamethrower hack by Adam Plavinskiswhen I was first looking into ge

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DIY HACK – Robotic DAT Tape Loader

Here’s a really cool DAT backup tape loader robot that being worked on. This might be a great way to automate your server backups especially if you own a hosting company.

Thanks to D. Wilstar for the link!

This is another cheap project, useful to those peoples too lazy to change backup tapes every night (If You said “What’s Backup?” please stop reading! 🙂 ) This p

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