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Vibrating Pillow

Vibrating Pillow

By Annie Shao and Rachel McConnell There are pillows that look good, and there are pillows that feel good. For those inclined to add a little buzz to their home décor, try making this fun vib-illow. Take an arcade push button, a couple of batteries, and a cellphone vibrator and you’ve got a super simple […]

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Rocket-Launched Camcorder

Rocket-Launched Camcorder

Hack a $30, single-use camcorder to make it reusable, then launch it up in a model rocket and capture thrilling astronaut’s-view footage of high-speed neighborhood escape and re-entry.

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MintyBoost USB Charger Kit v3.0

MintyBoost USB Charger Kit v3.0

Safely and effectively charge your USB-powered devices when you are away from your computer with this handy charger! Please note: There have been reports that the Minty Boost has issues charging the iPhone 3GS.

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Emoting Puppets

Emoting Puppets

Finger puppets are fun storytelling devices that provide hours of imaginative play. With a mere wag of a finger, your puppet comes to life and begins its theatrical performance. Your puppet’s persona is predominately determined by its design. Is it big and clumsy? Slender and refined? Jolly with a knobby nose, or nervous with beady […]

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PS/2/You LED Sign

PS/2/You LED Sign

It all started with a small LCD salvaged from an old printer. I recruited my code-savvy older brother, Adam, and we soon had the LCD displaying text from an Arduino microcontroller. This was neat, but it was inconvenient having to plug the Arduino into a computer for reprogramming whenever we wanted to change the text. […]

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Light Theremin

Light Theremin

Anyone who’s shivered in the dark at a scary movie or laughed at the unintentional cheese-ball of a bad sci-fi (paging Ed Wood) knows the eerie sounds of the theremin. In the classic theremin design, two antennas control pitch and volume, and you play the instrument by moving your hands near the antennas without touching […]

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