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DIY – How to make an authentic Mouse using a Dead Mouse


Here’s a cool DIY on how to make a mouse using a dead mouse.  It’s ironic because we found some mouse running around at my girfriend’s brother’s apartment the other day…  But that’s a cute mouse.  I don’t have the nerves to make one myself though.

Hacked travel-size (hardware) mouse + taxidermied (wetware) mouse = Mouse Mouse! Fully functional,

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DIY – Build your own Johnny 5 Lego Mindstorm NXT!

This is awesome! Johnny 5 (Short Circuit) is one of my favorite movies ever and here’s a Johnny 5 Mindstorm NXT you can make!

Johnny 5 is ALIVE!

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Zedomax DIY 128 – HOW TO Make a Glowing Heart LED Night Light!




I was at my local Dollar Store the other day and when I saw this Heart shaped Touch Light, I had to hack one for my gf.Here’s a quick hack on how to make a regular Touch Light and make it into a Glowing Heart Night Light.

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Parts List

Touch Light from local Dollar Sto

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DIY HACK – How to make a Solar Heater under 50 bucks!

Here’s a great DIY on how to make a solar heater. Although the one he made is not functional you can probably easily make it functional by adding an inlet pipe and outlet pipe plus a small PC fan. But the theory is very impressive and this thing could be made more efficient with

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DIY Boat – THis guy makes a Paddle Boat for under $20

Wow, check out the cool paddle boat this guys in China made for under $20!

Li Zhiyuan assembles a paddle boat made of recycled materials on the river at a park in Hefei, east China’s Anhui province, April 23, 2007. Li, the designer of the paddle boat, spent one and half months making the boat using trashed wood, bottles, cans and bicycles which cost him less than 100 yuan (USD 12), local media reported.


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Wii HACK – Wiimote Door Unlocker

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Here’s a cool Wii HACK someone made that unlocks a door! It uses FreeBSD, some type of bluetooth device, and Wiimote to make it a complete system. I bet you can use less parts. Will someone hack one again soon?


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Darth Vader Hot Balloon?

Cool, here’s Darth Vader Hot balloon for all you evil-spirited Star Wars lovers!

Lucasfilm gave its approval for Lambert to have the balloon built with his own funds, using one of the most recognizable characters in cinema, as long as the balloon was not used for commercial pursuits. “We contacted Cameron — the world’s largest manufacturer of hot air balloons — and a Darth Vader helmet replica was sent to their engineers to help them recreate e

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Cool ROBOT – Servo Snake Bot!


This is sick! Check out the servo snakebot using an Atmel Atmega32 microcontroller and bunch of Futaba servos!  You can see more videos of the snakebot here.

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Maker Faire Showcase Video



Cool, check out the Maker Faire Showcase video. Nice hat Phil! (Are you going to wear it at the faire?)

Yes, make to check out Zedomax at Maker Faire. We will have live blogging where you can get yourself on Zedomax!

We will have some fun stuff like USB Mouse Prank and

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DIY ROCKET – Homemade Rockets!




Holy cow, check these guys out, they made cool homemade rockets that almost resemble powerful bottle rockets!

This is the first static test with our homemade tar/oxygen hybrid rocket motor. James Turner and myself (Eric Stackpole), and two of our friends, Jeff Bernard and Caleb Lesher did this project last summer because we wanted to learn more about how rocket engines work. We built the rocket in James’ garage in Humboldt County, CA completely out of parts we got at the local hard

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