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The official word about this Victorian house that has a secret garage is that it was created by Beausoleil Architects as a way to comply with building housing codes. I'm not buying it though- I think that it's actually just a cover for a large, house-sized robot that needs to... Read more »

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Bruno Soares wanted to play a classic Super Nintendo game on his cell phone, but it's touch screen was unresponsive and just wasn't cutting it as a controller. Instead of just giving up, he devised a Rube Goldberg-esque system to connect an actual SNES controller to his phone. Read more »

Misbehaving technology got you down? Here’s a pretty video to relax to. Titled Valsa das Máquinas (Machine´s Waltz), it features equipment from a Brazilian textile factory set to a waltz. Throw in a spinning jenny or two, and we’ll have a full party! [via Kottke] Read more »

Youtube user Photonicinduction shows how to erase a CD using a high voltage step up transformer. It’s probably not the most efficient way to go about things, but it does look cool! [Thanks, Matt!] Read more »

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From the MAKE Flickr pool: Flickr user usopyon and friends created this internet-enabled cotton candy machine. It consists of an Arduino-powered colored sugar mixer, which dispenses measured amounts of pink, green, and blue sugar to create a uniquely colored puff of cotton candy for each user. Yum! Read more »

I like this demonstration of an alternate input device by Paul Bishop. He built an Arduino light pen using an Arduino, television, and photoresistor. It works by displaying a series of flashing boxes on the screen, and using the photoresistor to measure if there was a change in the amount... Read more »

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Jaroslaw Lupinski designed the Senpai (Shield for Extra Nimble Programming of Arduino) shield, to make it easy to program AVR microcontrollers using an Arduino: If you want to take your device to the next level, you’ll need to program a bare AVR chip to run the code you’ve developed. If... Read more »