Do-It-Yourself

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More Junk to Hang Off Your BackPack – But It’s YOUR Junk

I bumbled across this on Lifehacker: Make Photo Necklaces, Earrings, Magnets and More Using Shrinkable Plastic.  Make your own zipper pulls, earrings, nose rings, key chain fobs, dog collar fobs, cell phone fobs, wine glass fobs, e-reader fob, blah blah blah.  The technique involves the “Shrinky Dink” shrinkable plastic from waaaay back in the day, …

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Picaboo Photo Books and Cards Review

A few years ago, making scrapbooks from photos seemed to be a national obsession.  Women especially seemed to spend hours (and untold dollars) preserving photos and family memories while exercising their artistic abilities.  I made a few scrapbooks in my day, and they are big, heavy, and hard to store.  Picaboo is an online service …

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My Crutchfield experience…..

I have been pondering upgrading my stock car stereo for a fancy new one with some of, if not all, the bells and whistles; touch screen, navigation, iPod interface, HD radio, USB connection, etc. The real sticking point has been the cost. While the stereo may only cost between $350-$1000, the installation and additional parts …

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The FaucetLock by Flow Security Systems

This morning I was taking a shower when I noticed a drop in the water pressure.  We have an old house, and this always happens when someone turns on the water somewhere else in the house – but no one else was using any water.  After a couple of minutes, the water pressure returned to …

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Faucet Light from Science Toy Store

Some gadgets are useful and some are just cool.  The Faucet Light from Science Toy Store can be both.  The blue Faucet Light is just cool.  It is switched on by the pressure of flowing water and turns your water stream a pretty blue.  The light turns off when the water flow stops.  This light …

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Create something cool with the BUGlabs Modular Gadget Factory

If you love tinkering, hacking and coding, then the BUGlabs Modular Gadget Factory looks like a really fun toy / tool. BUG is a set of tools that lets you create personalized gadgets and devices. It’s open-source and modular, letting you literally snap together the device you need and is backed by a community of …

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