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Do it yourself, dude!

diy June 26, 2013 posted by

Want to plant a USB Dead Drop in the great outdoors?

We all love the idea of going on a treasure hunt. The thrill of the next clue cropping up, with the long term goal of a greater prize on the horizon. That’s probably why geocaching has become such a big ordeal. It was a way for us to combine our love of technology with the great outdoors, and come home with a sense of fulfillment.


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Want to plant a USB Dead Drop in the great outdoors?
Bookmark This! June 3, 2013 posted by

Make Your Own Stereogram – amaze friends and family with your very own optical magic

Stereograms are probably the earliest form of 3D image, discovered by some English dude in 1838. The images are actually more about depth perception than true 3D, but when you view them properly they can really be fun. The pleasure comes from finally seeing the hidden pattern, so the thrill is in the skill, if you see what I mean.


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Make Your Own Stereogram – amaze friends and family with your very own optical magic
diy May 29, 2013 posted by

Bleep Drum Kit

If you really want to make your own music, you should probably learn to play an instrument. If you have a general feel for the beat but aren’t too inclined to dealing with pitch, then percussion may be your forte. Buying the instrument is the next hassle, as you don’t necessarily want to drop a bunch of money on something you don’t know how to play yet.


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Bleep Drum Kit
diy May 10, 2013 posted by

Secret Knock Detecting Lock – Knock knock! Who’s there?

Did you ever have a club house where you had to have a secret password or knock to get in? While we can’t exactly fit into the old tree house, that doesn’t mean we can’t still keep the secret knock between friends. The only difference is that you have to be a bit sneakier in the implementation, or not everyone will play along.


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Secret Knock Detecting Lock – Knock knock! Who’s there?
diy March 19, 2013 posted by

The Art of Making – could this be the start of a people revolution?

The Institute of Making had its grand opening last week in central London, and we went along to get an idea of what this new venture could signal. The ‘maker movement’, as it’s called, offers a glimpse of a potential future where we don’t just passively buy and consume products, but in fact contribute in different ways to the whole product process…either by local production or hacking, repairing and recycling existing products to improve them.


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The Art of Making – could this be the start of a people revolution?
diy February 28, 2013 posted by

North Paw Directional Anklet Kit will help you find your way home

Have you ever had the embarrassing instance of someone giving you directions which include north, east, south, or west, and have no idea which way that is? Keeping track of which way is which doesn’t seem to be relevant anymore, as we all rely on GPS systems. If you want to learn how to tell which way is which, it’s going to take a little practice.


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North Paw Directional Anklet Kit will help you find your way home
Awesome February 11, 2013 posted by

How to Make Your Very Own MRI Music Video – The Manual!

A couple of weeks ago we broke the story of the first ever music video made in a multi-million dollar MRI machine, which was picked up by our colleagues at the BBC, TheVerge and Gizmodo and went on to grab 250,000 views in just 2 weeks. Sivu’s Better Man Than He is an awesome debut single, and it helps that I know James personally, and he’s a great guy. Another person who also seems equally awesome is Dr Marc E….


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How to Make Your Very Own MRI Music Video – The Manual!
Bookmark This! February 8, 2013 posted by

11 Cool Things You Can Make Out of Ordinary Waste Cardboard To Help Lower Landfill

Look around you right now. Chances are you’re within 20 paces of some form of waste cardboard…packaging, wrapping, boxes, containers, you name it. Despite the march of progress we seem to use as much, if not more, of the stuff. Maybe it’s all Amazon.com’s fault? Whatever the reason, there’s no need for us to make matters worse by just chucking it all onto landfill, as happens a lot. We should take inspiration from these people and try and work out…


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11 Cool Things You Can Make Out of Ordinary Waste Cardboard To Help Lower Landfill
cool tech January 22, 2013 posted by

USB Typewriter Conversion Kit – turn your old typewriter into a computer or tablet keyboard

We just can’t get away from the old stuff, can we? No sooner do they start making cell phones tiny enough to fit into a teacup, than we go out and start buying add-ons which make them look like a brick. Crazy! So why then are we surprised to see that some enterprising soul has come up with a kit for converting an old manual typewriter into a fully functioning USB computer keyboard?


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USB Typewriter Conversion Kit – turn your old typewriter into a computer or tablet keyboard
diy December 12, 2012 posted by

Make lasting memories, with a Long Term Time Lapse [DIY project]

If you love taking photos of nature, you know what kind of changes come with your photos during seasonal shifts. If you like taking a large landscape shots, you might wonder what it would be like to see the change happen in action. If so, you’ll have to either set up the camera every day, or weatherproof it for a longer period of sitting in one spot. You can go all out and buy fancy camera equipment for it, or…


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Make lasting memories, with a Long Term Time Lapse [DIY project]