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DIY Bluetooth Network Monitor: ISP Spy

DIY Bluetooth Network Monitor: ISP Spy
There are many programs that track the speed and health of your Internet connection; many routers even have this functionality integrated in their admin page. But Zak Kemble wanted a way to check those stats at a glance without logging on anywhere or opening an application, so he made a small network monitor.

MechBass Grooves on Some Muse

MechBass Grooves on Some Muse
Despite the increasing number of robotic musical acts, I’m still always tickled by the idea of a band that does away with the human element, and puts robots in their rightful place – to entertain their masters.
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HOVIS Eco Humanoid Robot Charms Its Way Into Our Hearts

HOVIS Eco Humanoid Robot Charms Its Way Into Our Hearts
If you’ve ever wanted your own little humanoid robot to do your bidding, there’s a new kid in town you might want to check out. It’s called the HOVIS Eco, and it comes from Korea’s Dongbu Robot company.

Plywood Boombox Looks Like a TIE Fighter

Plywood Boombox Looks Like a TIE Fighter
Remember when everyone used to carry around those heavy boomboxes that were the size of dishwashers and took 2 million D batteries? Those days are gone, but if you still want a boombox today there is an eco-friendly alternative that you can make yourself.

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of
Android fans that want to really get their geek on and develop their own accessories and physical devices to work with their smartphone might want to check this out. It’s from a company called SparkFun and the product is dubbed Electric Sheep.

DIY Camera Geek Makes His Own “Instant” Camera

DIY Camera Geek Makes His Own “Instant” Camera
Instant cameras should be instant, right? When you say instant camera I always think of the old Polaroids that would spit the picture out the front for you and you had to set it aside to let it finish developing.

Lunchtime Clock Hack is Pure Genius, Will Inevitably Get You Fired

Lunchtime Clock Hack is Pure Genius, Will Inevitably Get You Fired
Looking for a great way to get a little extra time during the day at work? Well don’t tell anyone we told you this, but this clever hack could extend your lunch hour every single day – at least until your boss catches on.

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking
If you’re into making electronic sounds and like to really get under the hood of your electronics, the MeeBlip is a new synthesizer kit designed for ease of assembly and hacking.

DOTKLOK: Digital Clocks Go Open Source

DOTKLOK: Digital Clocks Go Open Source
This cool clock is the DOTKLOK and it’s an open source digital clock that can display the time with many different animations. The best part is that it’s totally hackable, not that I’d have the time to do this, but it’s nice to have that option.

Dfrobotshop Rover: Programmable Tank Robot on a Budget

Dfrobotshop Rover: Programmable Tank Robot on a Budget
If you’ve always wanted to build your own programmable robot, price or technical complexity might have gotten in your way. But this new robot from RobotShop brings the cost down to a pricepoint that mere mortals can afford, and is easy to assemble and get started with.

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ
At first glance, this might just look like one of those organs you used to see in the shopping mall when you were a kid. But under the hood of this bit of musical nostalgia is the ultimate chiptune machine.

Humane Reader: the $20 Computer

Humane Reader: the $20 Computer
I’ve certainly seen our share of low-cost computers, but I can honestly say that this is the least expensive computer system I’ve seen yet. The Humane Reader is designed to provide computer technology to homes or schools without internet access or the budget for traditional PCs or Macs.

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like
Sander Mulder made a Pong Clock way back in 2005, but Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries ups the ante with the Monochron, a Pong-themed clock for tinkerers. If you want to have one you better know how to solder, because the Monochron will be delivered to you unassembled, and by that I mean you’ll have to install all the resistors and capacitors yourself.

Rfiddler: Rfid Zapper Gun Terminates Rfid Tags for Good

Rfiddler: Rfid Zapper Gun Terminates Rfid Tags for Good
This badass looking weapon won’t hurt a fly – but it will kill any RFID tag you point it at. The Rfiddler gun can be aimed at unsuspecting RFID tags and destroy their data by simply overloading the tags with a very strong electromagnetic field.

Hard Drive Clock is the Most Beautiful Hard Drive Clock Ever

Hard Drive Clock is the Most Beautiful Hard Drive Clock Ever
This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve seen a clock fabricated from an old hard drive. But this is by far the most amazing, dramatic hard drive clock you’ll see today. Or any day for that matter.

Iknow Where You Are: iPod Nano Gps Hack

Iknow Where You Are: iPod Nano Gps Hack
Engineer Benjamin Kokes used to work for the now-defunct GPS company Nemerix. While he was there, he started working on a GPS peripheral for the iPod nano as a personal challenge. From the looks of it, he still has quite a ways to go, but at least he has shown that it’s feasible.
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