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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…
cool tech September 9, 2014 posted by

Circuit Scribe – make your own electronics with just a pen

Circuits are the building blocks of technology. They’re in everything you love. The guts of all your prized possessions. Unless you work with them though, chances are you don’t really care about how they work, until you find you can use them to make something cool. Circuit Scribe is a pen that lets you literally draw your own circuits.


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Circuit Scribe – make your own electronics with just a pen
Awesome August 27, 2014 posted by

MIPS Creator C120 – attention all hackers and makers, please form an orderly queue here for your FREE Raspberry Pi killer!

The Raspberry Pi just got some serious competition. Brit developers Imagination has just released a new development system, called the MIPS Creator C120, which offers some serious functionality on a board. And what’s more they’re putting their money where their mouth is by offering the systems free of charge to all suitable projects. Just visit the site and enter in your details. [Update: the site is apparently down right now. Who would have thought it?]


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MIPS Creator C120 – attention all hackers and makers, please form an orderly queue here for your FREE Raspberry Pi killer!
diy July 29, 2014 posted by

Motoped – the DIY cross between a mountain bike and a moped

When is a motorbike not a motorbike? When it’s a self-build kit which lets you use standard mountain bike forks, wheels, brakes and such, and combine them with a specially developed frame which can hold a small four stroke motor. The result is something which you can cycle when it suits you, and will also give more than 100 mpg from the 50cc motor version when motoring.


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Motoped – the DIY cross between a mountain bike and a moped
cool tech July 29, 2014 posted by

Amazon 3D Printing Store – suddenly 3D printing isn’t a fad any more

Anyone who thought that 3D printing was purely a trendy fad, which would fade away once people got bored with it, should perhaps pop on over to the brand new Amazon 3D Printing Store. When the world’s largest online retailer dedicates a whole section to a new category like this, it’s time to sit up and take notice. You have been told.


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Amazon 3D Printing Store – suddenly 3D printing isn’t a fad any more
diy July 21, 2014 posted by

Biking Glowes DIY Kit – signal your directions with these cool looking DIY gloves

Normally bicycles don’t come with headlights or indicator lights, you have to buy individual kits for that purpose. Some of these kits are expensive, and some are just reflectors that don’t actually have their own light. If you want to let other drivers/bikers know your intentions for taking a turn then you need proper indicators.


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Biking Glowes DIY Kit – signal your directions with these cool looking DIY gloves
diy July 9, 2014 posted by

Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp – turn any bottle into your own custom lamp

Light is cool. Not sunlight necessarily, especially with all that scary UV, but the decor lighting inside my house. Lamps are my favorite thing. I love the look of upcycled lamps but I never want to go through the process of making them. So it was nice to find the Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp which turns empty bottles to functional décor.


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Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp – turn any bottle into your own custom lamp
diy June 27, 2014 posted by

The Berlin Boombox – DIY music dock delivers modern sound in a retro package

Some things are just too cool to ignore, and especially when they combine the things we love the most. The smooth tech of now, with the function and design of the past.  This clever product is one of those which manages to do this with a whole lot of style. Prepare to be transported elegantly back to the 80s.


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The Berlin Boombox – DIY music dock delivers modern sound in a retro package
diy June 10, 2014 posted by

Gerber Groundbreaker – the ultimate multi-tool for wiring adventures (yes really!)

The Sonic Screwdriver better watch its back, there’s a new game in town. The Groundbreaker is a multi-tool suited for wiring “adventures”. Of course, if you describe the work of wiring anything as an adventure, I’m not entirely sure I should trust you with the job.


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Gerber Groundbreaker – the ultimate multi-tool for wiring adventures (yes really!)
cool tech May 19, 2014 posted by

Novena Open Laptop – fully open source laptop on its way to specialist shelves near you soon

Open sourced software has been around for ages, but cranking out open source computer hardware has been a completely different animal to crack. Something about all those bits and bobs, and solder maybe. But now it looks as though the inimitable Andrew “bunnie” Huang has managed to bring it all together along with the help of a large crowd.


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Novena Open Laptop – fully open source laptop on its way to specialist shelves near you soon
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