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Alternating Picture Board

Alternating Picture Board

My outlook on life is, everything is a matter of perspective. Think about it. Depending on where you’re standing, you and the person next to you might see a situation in completely different ways. So, take my viewpoint that everything is a matter of perspective, mix in the dilemma of having two pictures and only […]

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CD/Suction Cup Status Dial

CD/Suction Cup Status Dial

This project is derived from LifeHacker alum Jason Fitzpatrick’s improvised clean/dirty dishes indicator, which uses the same CD + suction cup idea. When I tried Jason’s trick for myself, however, I found that, while the hole in an optical disc does fit nicely over the hub of a hardware-store suction cup, all the cups I […]

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Pneumatic Trough

Pneumatic Trough

Although it sounds like some kind of euphemism from Brave New World, a “pneumatic trough” is actually a very handy piece of classic chemistry lab kit. Besides providing a convenient means to collect samples of pure gases for various experiments, a pneumatic trough with a graduated container allows the easy volumetric measurement of reaction yields […]

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Light Switch Time Capsule

Light Switch Time Capsule

I get nostalgic when I move out of a home, especially if it’s one I’ve lived in awhile. Leaving a secret treasure or two, stashed here and there, seems to help me get closure. Unlike, say, dropping a note down inside the wall, a note on the back of a switch plate is likely to […]

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