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Build your own Steampunk thermometer

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

I have a fascination with nixie tubes, or vacuum tubes that ThinkGeek calls the LEDs of the past.  These tubes aren’t being manufactured any longer, but there are still some available that are being used to make Steampunk things like clocks and thermometers.  You’ll need to know how to read schematics and how to solderRead More…

Leaf Thermometer

Watch the Leaves Change From Your Couch

on Friday, October 5th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s about that time of year where the leaves begin to change color, if you live in a fall folliage area.  But if you don’t? A designer in Japan has crafted paper leaves that are sensitive to temperature change.  At room temperature (68-77°F), the leaf remains green.  Temperatures below that point will turn the leafRead More…