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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
diy November 4, 2013 posted by

A computer screen that only you can see – because sometimes it’s fun to make people wonder

Ever feel like the recipient of unwanted attention as co-workers, family members, and people you don’t even know hover around your personal space, looking intently at what you’re doing on the computer? Want to mess with their heads as they stare at a field of white while you type merrily away? You can, and it’s fairly easy to do.


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A computer screen that only you can see – because sometimes it’s fun to make people wonder
but is it art? September 23, 2013 posted by

Lightsaber Knife – how to make your own stylish DIY wedding cake cutter

For those who are planning to get married or renew vows, here’s a chance to do it in fine style. Just imagine, what if you could bring your own little piece of Star Wars to your wedding? Your significant other might not be too happy, but at the end of the day, you and your buddies would probably geek out with screams loud enough to make a deaf person hear again.


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Lightsaber Knife – how to make your own stylish DIY wedding cake cutter
Awesome September 11, 2013 posted by

Winscape – escape from your dreary basement to the beach in an instant with this DIY kit

Virtual window displays for wall mounted high resolution flat screen televisions is nothing new, but the latest tech has sure made them pretty cool all of a sudden. It helps also that the price of really top quality screens has plummeted over the past few years, so where it was once too expensive, it now almost makes sense to get one of these, especially if you’re stuck in a basement with no natural light.


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Winscape – escape from your dreary basement to the beach in an instant with this DIY kit
diy September 3, 2013 posted by

DIY Mini Strandbeest – create your own wind walking creature and enjoy

Anyone who’s ever seen the amazing walking beach creatures – or kinetic sculptures – of Dutch artist Theo Jansen, will know how incredible they are. We actually first featured them way back in 2002. If you haven’t already seen them, take a trip to this YouTube video and spend some time being amazed. Back again? Good.


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DIY Mini Strandbeest – create your own wind walking creature and enjoy