Monthly Archives: May 2011

diy May 17, 2011 posted by

Hang your posters using magnets

There are some times when you see someone do something, and you think to yourself ďwhy didn’t I think of that?Ē It’s usually some clever little trick that doesn’t require a lot of effort, but yields great results. Take, for instance, the act of hanging a picture or poster on your wall. Frames are a nice way to go, but they are expensive. You can try push-pins or Sticky Tack, but those will harm the paper. So what other option…

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Hang your posters using magnets
Fun & Games May 17, 2011 posted by

LED Circuit Board Tie is fashionably geeky

When you walk into the office, you sometimes find that you wear the same thing at least once or twice a week because of the dress code. Itís hard to slip anything interesting into your wardrobe when you have to maintain that professional appearance. The only bit of clothing Iíve noticed that can get away with just about any style is a tie. It can have crazy patterns or colors and no one will say a word. Why not try…

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LED Circuit Board Tie is fashionably geeky
Gadgets May 17, 2011 posted by

Outdoor Inflatable Theater

Summer is just on the horizon, and one of the best parts about this season is the warm weather and the ability to be outside in it. The problem is, all of our favorite movies are stuck inside, and if we want to watch anything on the tube and enjoy a night sky simultaneously, we have to pay to go to a drive-in. With the Outdoor Inflatable Theater, you can bring your favorite flicks out onto your front lawn if…

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Outdoor Inflatable Theater
diy May 16, 2011 posted by

Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

I think most kids owned a Mr. Potato Head at some point in their lives. It was a fun toy, as you could pick from a variety of clothing pieces and parts, and switch them all around. Well, what would have happened if this lovable toy existed in the fictional time period known as the steampunk era? Apparently it would look something like the picture above. This Steampunk Mr. Potato Head might not have all of the fun interchangeable parts…

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Steampunk Mr. Potato Head
Fun & Games May 16, 2011 posted by

Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope

I remember back in grade school when I was absolutely fascinated by microscopes. It was amazing to see objects in intense magnification. I mean, who knew that everything had such incredible details up-close? Well, now you can experience some of the same joys at home with this Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope. This little device can magnify any object between 35-53x, and display it on your computer’s screen. What’s more is that you can easily capture videos or still images of…

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Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope
Free Software May 16, 2011 posted by

FromWhereToWhere organizes your browser history

Have you ever tried digging through your browser history, in the attempt to find one specific page that you visited weeks ago? It can actually be difficult to trudge through mounds of links in the default history. If you find yourself in this situation very often, and use Firefox, you might consider downloading a handy extension called FromWhereToWhere. This extension helps to organize your history into threads. This means that now not only do you see the chronological history of…

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FromWhereToWhere organizes your browser history
heh heh! May 16, 2011 posted by

R2-D2 Smoker

Over the summer, a big family-fun activity is to grill out. You always want to proudly wear your nerd badge, but with a normal grill, you may feel that youíre just competing with the Jonesí. †If you have access to a 55-gallon drum, you may be able to make your own grill in the image of R2-D2. This is known in the barbequing community as an Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) but with a good paint job you can make sure…

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R2-D2 Smoker
cool tech May 16, 2011 posted by

Build your own snail mail notifier

This generation is spoiled with its methods for instant communication. Emails, texts and IMs arrive mere seconds after they were sent, and even come with a wonderful notification sound. However, if you still use snail mail for anything important, it can take days to show up in your mailbox, and there is no notification whatsoever. Well, not unless you decide to make one yourself, that is. There is a great guide over at MAKE that can tell you how to…

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Build your own snail mail notifier
Fun & Games May 16, 2011 posted by

Medieval Weapon Pushpins

Being at the office with the same cookie-cutter equipment around you all day can start to wear on you after a while. Pranks around the office are fun, but can get you in trouble because they donít have a purpose much past being funny. If you want to leave your mark in a different way, use the Medieval Weapons Pushpins to liven things up around your desk space. This doesnít mean that these are limited to the office space though….

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Medieval Weapon Pushpins
reprise May 15, 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. Sith Series Double: A real dual-bladed lightsaber – There comes a point in everyone’sí… High School flashmob shows how great education can be… – I bet you wish your school was as… Inflatable Roof Rack – perfect for those ‘oops’ IKEA moments – This Inflatable Roof Rack is… Talking Envelopes – say it like you mean it… – Talking Envelopes are envelopes… Streamwriter…

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Bookmark This! May 14, 2011 posted by

Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder – find your case on the conveyer…fast

The Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder is designed to help you locate your luggage fast as it whizzes around on the airport conveyor belt in baggage claim. Instead of peering myopically at every black Samsonite style roller case as it trundles towards your face, just sit back and wait for your key chain to beep at you as your hold-all approaches. Nifty. The thing has a range of 20 metres, features unique codes (so you can’t pick up someone else’s signal…

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Awesome May 13, 2011 posted by

Switch Modular Pocket Knife

Having a Swiss Army knife on hand can be useful, as it allows you to carry around a few general tools in your pocket. However, if you have specific tool sets that you need on a regular basis, you may want to look into the Switch Modular Pocket Knife. This has 85 tools in it, but will let you completely customize which ones you carry. Whether itís upgrading computers, going camping, or even grocery shopping, you can have a set…

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Switch Modular Pocket Knife
diy May 13, 2011 posted by

Replace the stereo connector on your headphones with ease

I think we’ve all been there before. You go to reach for your favorite headphones, only to find that they have suffered a terrible fate. One of the most common ailments of headphones and speakers is that the cable becomes severed. Around my house, dogs tend to be the cause behind this. So what do you do when the cable gets all chewed up? Splicing the cable back together is a simple task, however, if you have to replace the…

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Replace the stereo connector on your headphones with ease
heh heh! May 13, 2011 posted by

MtEverClimb is the most expensive way to climb rope

Looking back on those days of gym class, we can all remember when we saw that singular rope staring us down. Relying on sheer teenage muscular strength, we somehow managed to get to the top without dying. Can you imagine what your arms would look like if you climbed that rope every day? Well imagine no more as there is now the MtEverClimb. This exercise machine is 485 pounds worth of a steel frame with a pulley wheel system that…

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MtEverClimb is the most expensive way to climb rope
Fun & Games May 13, 2011 posted by

Hide & Seek Monkey keeps your wee ones entertained

When you’re a kid, hide and seek can be a really fun game to play. However, as you get older, it gets to be much harder to hide yourself. Of course, when you’re all grown up, you might have a child that wants to play this great game. Well now instead of trying to squeeze yourself into a closet somewhere, you can use a monkey to play. No, not a real monkey, that would just be crazy! The Hide &…

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Hide & Seek Monkey keeps your wee ones entertained