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Coffee Can Clock

02/08/2010, Have an old coffee can lying around with some spare time on your hands? The Coffee Can Clock sure looks as though it will work wonders in helping you keep the earth green while telling the time to whomever looks at it. It uses electronics based on...

Popcorn Tweets – entertainment and munchies go together

02/08/2010, What’s the point of watching a good movie without popcorn? That’s the premise which the Popcorn Tweet plays on, relying on Lego’s Mindstorm NXT as well as Labview software. It can be triggered via a #popcorn tweet, where the...

Electronic Key Impressioner

02/05/2010, Looks like aren’t all as cut out to be – not if Steve Randall and Ted Schwarzkopf have their way with their Electronic Key Impressioner. This device ought to be able to create a replacement car key without the need for its ID code, and this is...

Lego Spider Robot

02/04/2010, MkMan has come up with the rather delectable Lego spider robot, where it was created using pieces from a Mindstorm kit alongside a bunch of milled plastic parts. The legs themselves are provided by a locomotive concept known as Klann Linkage, where they...

A Rather Unpleasant iPhone Security Threat Has Surfaced

02/04/2010, Sure, we had a rather irritating “iPhone Rickrolling” issue a few months back, but that wasn’t all that harmful, not to mention you needed to jailbreak your iPhone and not change the default password for SSH to make it work. Now a more...

UMID mbook M1 gets USB port

02/04/2010, Some guy with an enterprising mind came up with a project that sees his UMID mbook M1 receive a full-sized USB port on the side by shoehorning it in. Johnjtaylor (that’s his online handle) came up with this fairly easy DIY project, although as in...

USB hard drive enclosure hooks up via DVD connector

02/04/2010, With necessity being the mother of all inventions, Alec who required a way to hook up an IDE DVD drive using USB decided to use the circuit board of an old USB hard drive enclosure, connecting it to his DVD drive instead. The results were almost...

Amazon Kindle DX Bluetooth hack

02/01/2010, Darron took his Amazon Kindle DX and decided to throw in Bluetooth connectivity by sticking in a Sparkfun Bluetooth Mate so that his ebook reader will be equipped with a wireless serial terminal. There are three big pads located in the middle of the...

Keyboard illumination mod for netbooks

01/29/2010, If there’s one feature that netbooks truly lack against regular (select) notebooks, it would be the backlit keyboard. This nifty addition to notebooks is one of those things in life that make you wonder, “How did I live my life without backlit...

Portable Atari 2600 fits in the palm of your hand

01/27/2010, Want to know the number of devices that can fit into the palm of your hand? Get your mind out of the gutter – we’re talking electronics here, and this DIY portable Atari 2600 fits the bill nicely thanks to efforts by one who calls himself...

Sleep Remaining Indicator

01/25/2010, Research has shown that we do not get that much sleep these days due to stress at work and at home, alongside being driven to overwork by our paymasters. Well, the Sleep Remaining Indicator is a DIY device which functions in a somewhat similar manner as...

Samsung NC10 receives another mini PCI-E slot

01/25/2010, While the stock model of the Samsung NC10 comes with a sole mini PCI-E slot, why not literally take things into your own hands by introducing a second mini PCI-E slot into the venerable netbook? Since there is no actual socket, this DIY will require you...

Kamikaze 64 is best Nintendo 64 mod yet

01/25/2010, The Kamikaze 64 could very well be the best Nintendo 64 handheld mod to date, as you will be able to enjoy the full range of controls, accompanied by input for a second controller. When you’re not out and about, why not hook it up to your living...

Game Boy Advance Flash Drive

01/22/2010, The Game Boy has undergone a fair number of mods to date, but how about the Game Boy Advance? Well, the latter’s cartridges are pretty nifty for some DIY mod work as with the case of this Game Boy Advance Flash Drive. Capable of holding up to 16GB...