Monthly Archives: August 2011

nice idea... August 23, 2011 posted by

Thai-Pepper’s Reclaimed Teak Chopping Board – beauty without harm

These days, it’s cool to be green and giving wood from century-old abandoned houses or other buildings a second life is as green as it gets. Thai-Pepper’s reclaimed Teak cutting board brings class to the kitchen. These beautiful cutting boards are cut into unique designs by master craftsmen, then treated with food-safe oils, without using any harmful chemicals or toxic stains. These elegant looking cutting boards are FDA approved for indirect food contact. The teak boards naturally resist bacteria and…

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Thai-Pepper’s Reclaimed Teak Chopping Board – beauty without harm
Gadgets August 22, 2011 posted by

Clip-On Bike LED Lights

We’ve seen it a thousand times, different ways to make sure that a bicyclist can be seen at night. There are helmets, protective wear, cables of light, and reflectors. But have you ever heard of the Clip-On Bike LED Lights? They’re a simple, yet effective way to keep you safe on your bike at night, or even just plain old walking down the road. For only about $13, you can get a set of two LED clip-on lights that will…

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Clip-On Bike LED Lights
diy August 22, 2011 posted by

Build your own camera with this DIY kit

I’m sure that everyone has a list of things that they hope to do someday. Maybe you want to climb a mountain, learn how to ride a unicycle, or perhaps construct your own camera. If that last one is on your list, then you might check out this 135 Camera Model DIY Assembly Kit. This kit has everything you need to assemble your very own 35mm camera. It actually looks rather easy, with just 38 parts to put together with…

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Build your own camera with this DIY kit
Gadgets August 22, 2011 posted by

Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard

We thought that by the year 2000, we’d have teleportation devices and flying cars. While we didn’t get anything this fancy, we still got some pretty nifty gizmos, one being the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard. Because you really can’t get more futuristic than lasers. This matchbook-sized rectangular device will emit a red light that simulates a keyboard onto pretty much any flat surface. With this device, you have all the form and function of a normal keyboard, but it takes…

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Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard
Fun & Games August 22, 2011 posted by

The 7 ½ Foot Slumber Bear

When you were a kid, there was always the fear of monsters being under your bed. A teddy or blanket would keep away the scary things, but only to an extent. If you want your child to feel more safe and secure than ever, why not get the 7 ½ Foot Slumber Bear? This ginormous teddy bear will actually act as a mattress for your little one, and as a seat during the day. You will literally gain ultimate parent…

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The 7 ½ Foot Slumber Bear
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 22, 2011 posted by

Facbook Chat Bully lets you customize Facebook Chat

One of my favorite ways to communicate with someone that’s not in the same room is via IM. Something about phone conversations has always bothered me, and texting is too much of a hassle. I figure that since I’m generally close to a keyboard anyway, why not just open a chat window? Facebook has unfortunately become the IM client of choice for a number of people, so I find myself using it from time to time. I’m not a fan…

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Facbook Chat Bully lets you customize Facebook Chat
Fun & Games August 22, 2011 posted by

Fairy Berries light up your garden

It’s always nice to have some sort of lighting in your garden, but the tough decision comes when you have to decide what kind to choose. There are always solar-powered LED lights, full-on lamp posts, and just about everything in between. For some of us, there just isn’t enough mystique or fantasy about those types of lighting, so there are Fairy Berries to light your path. Fairy Berries are small, lightweight 3/4” diameter balls that glow with an LED light….

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Fairy Berries light up your garden
reprise August 21, 2011 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. Color Blind Clock will annoy one or two of your friends – Being colorblind is rather… Moto-Grip keeps motorcycle passengers in place – Riding on the back of a motorcycle… ToneCheck lets you know when your email sounds too negative – It’s amazing how many different… Specialist Solo tent weighs just over a pound – If you’re going camping, you might… Le…

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Bookmark This! August 20, 2011 posted by

Cheapass Games – print your own free board and table games

Cheapass Games produce and supply free DIY board and table games for all to enjoy. Just select your game, download and print off the required elements and you’re good to go. They even supply a box label where appropriate. They also supply commercial games for real money, so if you like the free stuff, make sure to give those a look-see.  You can print these games, copy them for your friends, and give them to whomever you want as long as…

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Fun & Games August 19, 2011 posted by

Sphero is a smartphone-controlled R/C ball

When you’re a young child, it doesn’t take that much to entertain you. A simple ball can provide countless hours of fun. When you’re an adult, you’re going to lose interest in it pretty quickly, unless you’re playing a sport of some sort. That, or you’ve got yourself a Sphero. Sphero might look like a rather ordinary ball, however, it has something special inside. When paired up with an Android or iOS device, it can be controlled with a touch…

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Sphero is a smartphone-controlled R/C ball
Free Software August 19, 2011 posted by

FlashCam adds dedicated photo and flashlight buttons to your jailbroken iPhone’s lock screen

When I upgraded to the iPhone 4 I found that the feature I found most useful was the LED flash. Not because it helped with pictures (I rarely use it for that), but because it made for a great flashlight. However, it does take a moment to get the app up for it, since you have to unlock the phone, then flip to the right screen and tap on the icon. I’d rather be able to press a button as…

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FlashCam adds dedicated photo and flashlight buttons to your jailbroken iPhone’s lock screen
cool tech August 19, 2011 posted by

Smart String is the tape measure, evolved

If you need to measure something that’s longer than a yard, there’s really only one tool to reach for. I’m talking about a tape measure. It’s small, and can reach great lengths. However, there might actually be something better out there to perform measurements both long and short. Behold the Smart String. Rather than relying on metal “tape”, this device uses string. The benefit here is that you can measure curved objects accurately, and you can store a greater length…

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Smart String is the tape measure, evolved
Fun & Games August 19, 2011 posted by

Desktop Jellyfish Tank

Whenever you go to an aquarium, you always want to see the giant dangerous creatures like the shark or eels, but there is always another exhibit that you end up at for a long time. The jellyfish tank holds some sort of mesmerizing power over us as we watch a creature silently drift through water. It is captivating and beautiful, but sadly only exists in an aquarium unless you have a ton of money to pour into a quality tank….

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Desktop Jellyfish Tank
diy August 19, 2011 posted by

Build your own USB microscope

Have you ever been interested in recording video that’s been magnified a great deal? This can obviously be done with a fancy USB microscope. But what if you already have a spare webcam, and don’t feel like spending the money on something new? That’s when you put your DIY skills to good use. If you already have a webcam, you can go get yourself a small Illuminated Microscope, and attach the cam to it, as per this guide. It will…

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Build your own USB microscope
general August 19, 2011 posted by

Power Tower Inflatable Punch Bag

When you have one of those days at the office, and then come home to more of “one of those days” you really feel like you could hit something. There’s no point in hitting something living because that will most assuredly not make your day better. So why not get a punching bag to take the edge off? A full sized, weighted down punching bag is going to cost you a pretty penny, but the Power Tower Inflatable Punching Bag…

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Power Tower Inflatable Punch Bag