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Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

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Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

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Intel’s DIY Programmable Home Automation (Video)

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Intel has been working on a platform that will allow users to easily configure devices at home and connect them with each other.

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Dad Builds Flying Drone to Track Kids on the Way to School

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Full details of the quadcopter can be seen over at IEEE Spectrum, but basically the drone has been designed to lock on to a GPS tracker hidden in his son's backpack. The drone then follows his son for a set distance ensuring he is safe before returning back to base.

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Video: iPhone Used to Measure Test Rocket Flight Data

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Have you ever wanted to have your own homemade rocket that could then record and collect data about its flight onto an on-board Apple iPhone? With this tutorial, now you can.

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Video: Special Glove Gives You Robotic Sixth Finger

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Apparently, the next step in robotic-assisted human evolution is to add an extra finger to our hands. That's what San Francisco University student "Frenzy" did with his special glove.

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Boeing Jet-Powered Go-Kart Goes “Well Over” 100MPH

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Riding around in a go-kart is already pretty fun, but what if you could reach speeds of over 100 miles an hour with a custom jet-powered go-kart? Thanks to Seth Kettleman, you can.

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Mad Scientist Creates Real Life Tesla Gun (Video)

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We've seen Tesla coils before, but nothing quite like this. Rob Flickenger has thrown caution to the wind and has built one extraordinary Tesla Gun. And it really works, complete with an incredible 20,000 volts and 2,000 amps of pure electrifying excitement.

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The Blue LED In Your Nose That Pulses When You Breathe (Video)

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I don't really understand why you'd want to do this, but I don't really understand a lot of that whole "body modification" kind of thing to begin with. At least this is totally temporary. In the video below, you can see Noda Akira showing off his latest creation: a blue LED that you stick up your nostril and it will respond to your breathing by lighting up.

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Guide to DIY USB Host on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Using a dock connector form Kineteka, a couple of 10k ohm resistors, one donor USB extender cable, and some cable cleanup stuff like heat shrink and tape, you can make your own USB host for your Galaxy Tab 10.1. You'll need to do some chopping, splitting of wires, and soldering of resistors, so while it's not the most complex of hacks, it's not a plug and play affair either.In any case, you can check out the full DIY tutorial on Careace.net

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Video: Massive slingshot cannon goes medieval on your car

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The Slingshot Cannon weighs about 200 pounds and is powerful enough to destroy a small car. With a giant rubber band. Last year, the inventor made a little toy-sized model that was fully functional with its 8mm steel balls, but that was just a destructive little toy. This year's model is ten times bigger.

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The DIY Geiger Counter That Automatically Tweets Its Readings

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Radiation is poisoning is no laughing matter. Microsoft technical program manager Fabien Royer speaks from experience, seeing how he was in France during the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Now that we are looking at the Fukashima plant, Royer has taken matters into his own hands and build a Geiger counter.

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KPV Electric Scooter Uses Solar Power, Fits in Suitcase

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It's not exactly practical to bring along your Vespa when you happen to be flying across the country. What if you could still have a scooter to take with you, though? What if it fit inside a suitcase for ease of transport? And what if it was almost entirely green too?

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Want to see yourself from a third person perspective?

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The guys and gals at Instructable have put together an interesting rig that accomplishes exactly that. Basically, it allows you to create a third-person view of yourself by having a camera mounted somewhere away from your body. In the instance of the guy in the provided picture, it's the usual "behind the shoulder" view that you get in quite a few video games.

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NES Cartridge modded as wireless router, exterior sticker and all

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The Nintendo gaming system has won fans all over the world with its amazing capabilities. The uniqueness of the games and novelty of the machine makes the NES a must have for every true video game aficionado. If you like to do your own hack jobs and fabricate unique looking products then you should definitely have a look at the NES cartridge wireless router.

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How to Make Any Glove Touchscreen Friendly

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. If you happen to own a smartphone with a resistive touchscreen, like a good number of Windows Mobile phones from overseas, then you can probably use your gloved fingers without issue. However, if you happen ...

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