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How to: Build an HD DVR

How to: Build an HD DVR

Tired of shelling out hard earned cash to download the program listings of your DVR? Want to backup your videos but don't want to deal with the hassle of DRMed files? Kevin Rose & Dan Huard show you everything you need to know about the free...
How to: Pirate a Book in Seconds!

How to: Pirate a Book in Seconds!

While making copies of digital media is simple, preserving old-world documents is far more difficult.  The high speed scanner in the video above easily allows the user to digitize books using a flip-book style scanning process which can...
How to: Control your Computer using Twitter

How to: Control your Computer using Twitter

There's no denying the power of running your own SSH or VNC service at home for remote access. But wouldn't it be cool if you could just SMS your computer and say something like, "Hey, what's your external IP address?" or, "Can you download this ...
How to: DIY Digital Picture Frame from Old Laptop

How to: DIY Digital Picture Frame from Old Laptop

This is a laptop disassembly of a Dell Inspirion 7000, for the making of a digital picture frame. Watch this three-part video to make you the coolest kid on the block. See the disassembly in part one, the LCD retainer in part two, and the system...
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Making of a Solar Charging Bag

Making of a Solar Charging Bag

Never worry about a dead cell phone again! Charge your portable electronics by harnessing the power of the...
How to Build a Laser Spy Microphone

How to Build a Laser Spy Microphone

Listen to conversations over long distances with a homemade laser listening device. All you'll need is a laser pointer, tripod, old pair of headphones, photocell, a recording device, and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. The...
How to: DIY Laser Security Systems

How to: DIY Laser Security Systems

You always see sophisticated laser systems in movies, but those are super expensive, right?  Nah, with a simple red laser and a photocell, DIY laser security is simple.  There are a few different ways to setup your system and we’ll walk...
The iShoe: Personal Motorized Shoes

The iShoe: Personal Motorized Shoes

If you’re too cool (or poor) for a segway and can’t get your hands on a motorized unicycle, these electric shoes are for you.  Strap one onto each foot and cruise at 13.5 mph for 2-3 miles (or 30 minutes) without a recharge. Speed is manged by...
How to: Completely Functional R2D2 RC Robot

How to: Completely Functional R2D2 RC Robot

While having your own slave pet R2D2 has been a dream of thousands of Star Wars fans, one dedicated man made his own functional and extremely realistic R2D2 robot. So realistic, it looks like it just motored off of the Star Wars set. He also has...
Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Siftables is the latest example of a Tangible User Interface (TUI), an emerging technology that aims to use physical objects as interface for computing needs.  Siftables, however, differ from traditional models with the addition of a sensor...
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