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Do it yourself, dude!

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
diy May 8, 2014 posted by

Easy USB Typewriter Conversion Kit – convert your old dusty typewriter into a cool USB keyboard in a couple of hours

So you’ve always secretly thought of yourself as a bit of an Ernest Hemmingway, right? Sitting in a dusty Havana hotel room pounding out brilliance on your trusty rusty old typewriter? Well you may not be worthy enough for the adulation of your peers, but we can at least give you a taste of the glory.


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Easy USB Typewriter Conversion Kit – convert your old dusty typewriter into a cool USB keyboard in a couple of hours
diy May 2, 2014 posted by

NANOTIPS – make your gloves smarter

The only reason I sometimes hate my biking gloves or any gloves for that matter is the fact that they don’t work with touchscreens. There are some that do, but for the majority of gloves you usually are given the choice of taking them off or poking holes in in the ends in order to use them with a smartphone. Not a great idea.


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NANOTIPS – make your gloves smarter
cool tech January 17, 2014 posted by

Woolfiller – repair your precious woolen garments quickly and easily

Connoisseurs of fine fabrics will know that wool has a special place in the world. It’s warmth, softness and natural feel make it the choice of most high class tailors and fashionistas. The one big problem, however, is it’s relatively fragile, not only to wear and tear, but to the hungry attention of moths. Now there’s a way to fight back when your precious Marino jumper starts to age.


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Woolfiller – repair your precious woolen garments quickly and easily