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Awesome May 15, 2015 posted by

Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour

Do you want to know what’s keeping car industry execs awake at night right now? It’s not oil prices, it’s the convergence of open source and 3D printing technologies. Sure, right now the whole idea of DIY cars is a pipe dream, but look forward a decade or so and you can easily see a situation where car production goes completely local.


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Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour
diy May 14, 2015 posted by

Tesla Torch – amazing DIY flashlight gives 1 min of light for every 1 second of hand cranking

If you’ve ever tried to use a hand crank flashlight, you will know that they’re a) very cool but b) a real pain, because you need to keep cranking the handle until your arm drops off to get any decent amount of run time out of the LED bulbs. But now some very clever chap has come up with a superb 3D printed DIY solution.


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Tesla Torch – amazing DIY flashlight gives 1 min of light for every 1 second of hand cranking
diy May 9, 2015 posted by

Asphalt Driveway Repair – fix up those cracks before they fix you

As everyone knows, repairing asphalt can get real expensive, real fast. It’s not just the machinery that’s needed, but also the materials, labor, time, sweat, bacon sandwiches and the rest. But now we’ve just spotted a solution which actually looks like it might help in an emergency. No, it won’t give you a perfect finish, but hey, at least it should stop the rain for a bit?


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Asphalt Driveway Repair – fix up those cracks before they fix you
diy April 6, 2015 posted by

LilyPad Development Simple – turn your boring shirt into an e-textile

Wouldn’t it be nice if our clothing did more than just sit on our bodies? What if they monitored our temperature or heart rate like a Fitbit but without having to wear a Fitbit. That clothing doesn’t exist yet but you can dabble in the science of it. The LilyPad Development Simple is a set to help you get started making e-textiles.


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LilyPad Development Simple – turn your boring shirt into an e-textile
diy December 23, 2014 posted by

Dremel 3000 Home Repair Kit – drill, sand, saw, gouge and cut your way to DIY glory

Those of us who are serious about doing home repair and DIY stuff will know how important it is to have the right set of tools to hand at all times. OK, so perhaps it’s more important to have the number of an emergency electrician or plumber after you’ve finished hacking your way through some major service arteries on your way to putting up that shelf, but you know what we mean. Well now those nice people at Dremel have…


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Dremel 3000 Home Repair Kit – drill, sand, saw, gouge and cut your way to DIY glory
diy November 28, 2014 posted by

Infinitely Mirrored Anachronism Clock – super cool DIY clock gives a new dimension on time

Clocks come in a variety of styles, although shape wise they’re usually round. So as far as basic design goes this clock is pretty standard, but that’s where ‘standard’ ends. With the Infinitely Mirrored Anachronism, you have a DIY LED clock that puts a whole new spin on time.


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Infinitely Mirrored Anachronism Clock – super cool DIY clock gives a new dimension on time
cool tech October 27, 2014 posted by

Pi-Top – build your own ultra cool laptop in just 1, 2, 3…

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most versatile computers with the cutest name, and people are using the ultra low price device to make all sorts of cool stuff, including tiny robots and other unusual things. Something about this tiny little guy just breeds innovation. But if you’re only a casual user of technology trying to break into more advanced electronics, it can all seem a bit intimidating. Enter the Pi-Top, a DIY laptop based around the Raspberry Pi.


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Pi-Top – build your own ultra cool laptop in just 1, 2, 3…
diy October 22, 2014 posted by

Safari TV iPad Stand – turn your iPad into beautifully recycled retro

There are a million iPad stands out there for a million different lifestyles but the Safari TV is a cute and nicely green eco way to add a little whimsy and fun to your everyday. What’s more it’s got heaps more style than you’ll find in most of these plastic and chrome alternatives you find on the market.


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Safari TV iPad Stand – turn your iPad into beautifully recycled retro
diy September 23, 2014 posted by

Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine – the perfect gift for bonding with dad

Picture this: A father and son working on the engine for a cherry red hot rod in the garage, dad bent over the open hood, beckoning for his son to hand him the next tool. So emotive. If you’re into building engines (or want to be into it) there’s another option for people who don’t have garages, kids, or cherry red hot rods. The Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine is a no mess option for curious grease monkeys wannabes.


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Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine – the perfect gift for bonding with dad
diy September 22, 2014 posted by

Ghost Chilli Growing Kit – the hottest pepper in the world comes to your windowsill, and good luck with that…

There are chilli peppers and then there are chilli peppers, and the Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Chilli is the world’s hottest, at least according to the Guinness Book of Records. It’s so hot that villagers in India apparently use it smeared on fence posts to keep the elephants away. We’re talking ten times hotter than a habanero chilli. Get the idea?


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Ghost Chilli Growing Kit – the hottest pepper in the world comes to your windowsill, and good luck with that…