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DIY Dog Tracker Sniffs out When & Where Your Dog Poops

DIY Dog Tracker Sniffs out When & Where Your Dog Poops
Pet locators are nothing new, but Eric Tsai’s homemade dog tracker not only tells him where his dog is, it can also tell him if and where it’s pooping. Or if it’s just sitting down somewhere.…
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Jack-o-‘lantern with Arduino-powered Eyes: Open Scares

Jack-o-‘lantern with Arduino-powered Eyes: Open Scares
Looking for a geeky twist for your Halloween decorations? Michal Janyst is onto something. He used two 8×8 LED modules and an Arduino Nano to give his jack-o’-lantern a pair of animated eyes. Here’s Michal’s crazy-eyed…
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Headless Ghost HDMI Display Emulator Spooks GPUs Awake

Headless Ghost HDMI Display Emulator Spooks GPUs Awake
Despite its creepy name, Dev Joshi’s invention isn’t a Halloween prop. The Headless Ghost is a niche peripheral that tricks a computer into thinking that a display is plugged into it. It’s for people who remotely…
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Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet
Many companies restrict access to certain apps and other software features to prevent people from goofing off. Redditor AyrA’s employer went further than that – his work computer has an application that monitors running processes. But…
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Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab
Playing a game in windowed mode makes it easy to switch between the game and other apps. Many games give you the option of running the game in a full screen window, but if you want…
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Ebook Cover Generator: Something to Judge

Ebook Cover Generator: Something to Judge
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is working on an ebook borrowing app. Some of the ebooks will come from public domain sites like Project Gutenberg. The problem with many of the public domain ebooks is…
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Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD

Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD
This is far from the first Philips Ambilight alternative that we’ve seen, but Flytron set its AmbiLED HD apart by making it much easier to install and adjust. That’s because this ambient lighting system for PCs…
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USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro

USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro
You can already get battery-powered soldering irons, as well as ones that are powered via USB. But for some reason there doesn’t seem to be a soldering iron with a built-in battery that’s also rechargeable via…
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TorrenTV Streams Video Torrents to Apple TV & Roku: Netfreex

TorrenTV Streams Video Torrents to Apple TV & Roku: Netfreex
If you’re an avid movie watcher, you might have heard of Popcorn Time. Released earlier this year, the infamous software allowed you to watch movie or TV shows on your computer via peer-to-peer technology. Aside from…
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Skatehack Ramps Add Sound Effects While You Skate: Disco Flip

Skatehack Ramps Add Sound Effects While You Skate: Disco Flip
The sound effect that triggers when you pull off a special trick in Tony Hawk Pro Skater is burned into my brain. That and Suicide Machines’ New Girl. If you’d love to augment your real world…
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3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to…
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OpenReflex 3D Printed Camera: DDDSLR

OpenReflex 3D Printed Camera: DDDSLR
Last year Leo Marius blew minds when he shared OpenReflex, an open source and affordable 3D printed SLR camera. Leo is now raising funds to help him improve his design, and in return you can get…
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Used Refrigerator Converted to Harvest Drinking Water from Air: Draw the Dew

Used Refrigerator Converted to Harvest Drinking Water from Air: Draw the Dew
A few years ago we saw a prototype for an irrigation system that draws water from air. Nottingham Trent University professor Dr. Amin Al-Habaibeh and his student Joseph Wild have developed a device that has a…
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Foldable Mini-Spectrometer: Secret Decoder Box

Foldable Mini-Spectrometer: Secret Decoder Box
Spectrometers are devices that can identify objects using light. They usually cost thousands of dollars and are mainly used by scientists. But in the past couple of years we’ve seen compact spectrometers that are affordable and…
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Full Screen Mario: Super Widescreen Bros.

Full Screen Mario: Super Widescreen Bros.
You might have seen these two images floating online over the past few months, featuring two stages of Super Mario Bros. laid end-to-end on four widescreen monitors. The images were uploaded by Twitter user Morikuma_Works, and…
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DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest
The open source humanoid robot DARwin-OP is a tinkerer’s dream, but at $12,000 (USD) it’s going to remain just that for many. Fortunately Robotis released a more affordable version of the robot. The DARwin-Mini may be…
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