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Paper shredders were allegedly inspired by pasta machines, so why not take them back to their roots? Not sure how well this works. According to the wikiHow, this “hack” was made popular by the Food Network’s resident deep geek Alton Brown. If you’re a foodie/cook *and* a geek, you might enjoy Brown’s Food Network show, Good Eats, as much as I do.

How to Use a Paper Shredder as a Pasta Machine – [via] Link


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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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