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PowerUp Turns Paper Boats into Motor Boats

PowerUp Turns Paper Boats into Motor Boats
Paper boats are fun craft projects for kids. And not just kids who lived in the 1800s either. I’m sure some kids and adults still make paper boats and set them in the water, watching the…
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Rubbee Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike

Rubbee Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike
Electric bikes can be expensive and sometimes just plain ugly, which really sucks, because if you are lazy, you want one. There are some conversion kits available, but they make the bike look too weird. Rubbee…
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Strobeshnik Hard Drive Clock Tells Time Perfectly Once It Spins Up to Speed

Strobeshnik Hard Drive Clock Tells Time Perfectly Once It Spins Up to Speed
Check out this cool clock made from an old hard drive. Built by modder Svofski, the clock tells time on the face of the hard drive’s rapidly spinning platter. The Strobeshnik hard drive clock uses a…
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Tiny Robot Insects Charm Their Way Into Our Lives

Tiny Robot Insects Charm Their Way Into Our Lives
No, these bug-eyed critters aren’t going to bite. On the contrary – these insect-inspired mini robots are actually quite harmless. In between farming blueberry crops, Adam Claflin of MiddleCreekMerchants makes the little Wigglebot robots (shown above)…
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Zibits Mini R/C Robots Spin Into Town

Zibits Mini R/C Robots Spin Into Town
Would you believe this cute little robot toy costs less than $10 bucks? Zibits are a new series of low-priced miniature robots that are perfect on your desktop or for your kids (or cats) to play…
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Solar-Powered Dragonflies Are Beautiful, Flightless

Solar-Powered Dragonflies Are Beautiful, Flightless
Despite its disproportionate body-to-wingspan ratio, there’s something ever so graceful about a dragonfly in the air. Now, thanks to the guys at Japan’s Tamiya, you can can watch these amazing natural creations any time the sun…
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Many Bags Do Not Look Alike: Self-Propelled Suitcase Can Drive Itself Through the Airport

Many Bags Do Not Look Alike: Self-Propelled Suitcase Can Drive Itself Through the Airport
Now I’m not one to pack a ton of stuff when I travel. As a matter of fact, if it doesn’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of me, it’s not…
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Persistence of Vision LED Clock Gets a Major Upgrade

Persistence of Vision LED Clock Gets a Major Upgrade
This amazing wall clock can display intricate animations thanks to the optical phenomenon known as persistence of vision (POV). Using a small spinning “blade” covered in red, green and blue LEDs, along with sophisticated microcontroller circuit,…
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Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons
Back when I was a kid, I tried to get on a skateboard a couple of times. But just about every time I did, I couldn’t manage to build up enough momentum to ride for more…
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Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500
RoboPhilo is a compact personal robot that offers a level of sophistication you usually don’t find in robots for under $1000, let alone in one that costs less than 500 clams.   The humanoid ‘bot comes…
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Annoying Neighbors? Take ‘Em Out With This Paintball Tank

Annoying Neighbors? Take ‘Em Out With This Paintball Tank
(Sub)urban warfare has a new face, and it goes by the name of Paintball Panzer. The pint-sized tank has a turret-mounted paintball gun which lets you fire rounds of paint ammo while keeping you safe and…
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Mirror Answers the Question: is That a Weave?

Mirror Answers the Question: is That a Weave?
I first told you about artist Daniel Rozin’s cool interactive mirrors about a year ago. He’s now showing off his latest creations at New York’s Bitforms gallery. Here are a couple of my favorites: The Weave…
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Best Hard Disk Clock Ever

Best Hard Disk Clock Ever
In my travels, I’ve seen a few clocks made from old hard drives. They’re typically made by stripping out the guts of an old hard drive, slapping a cheap $2 clock mechanism through the platters, then…
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Daniel Rozin’s Circles Mirror Reflects, Distorts Reality

Daniel Rozin’s Circles Mirror Reflects, Distorts Reality
Artist Daniel Rozin has been creating mind-blowing interactive artworks, combining computers, video cameras and mixed media since 1999. One of his more recent works was this hybrid digital/analog mirror which reflects images from passers-by using a…
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Technorobot: the Paper Automaton

Technorobot: the Paper Automaton
Sure, you could go spend hundreds of dollars on one of those fancy robot kits, or you could be a cheap bastard like me, and pick up one of these. At just 12 bucks, you can’t…
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