Computing

LEGO USB 2.0 Bluetooth Dongle

Messing with LEGOs is good times, even if you’re 53. That’s why some geek in Germany turned a few 2×2 transparent bricks (of a variety of colors) into high speed Bluetooth adapters. On sale in limited quantity, these bricks are priced at about $50 before shipping and handling. They’ll give you that “I’m an 8-year-old!” look and at the same ...

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Dean Kamen’s “Luke” Arms

The Luke Arm is the world’s first real, fully-functional prosthetic arm. The video shows Dean Kamen and the progress his team has made with the prosthesis as they work with the arm in either a remote-controlled or thought-controlled method. The Luke Arm’s silicone-rubber inner-side straps work with the arm and distribute pressure at certain areas of the body during use. ...

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DIY: Ugly Yagi WiFi Antenna

If you want your friends to think you’re a cheap bastard (and you know you are) and want to give your laptop the WiFi capabilities it so desperately needs, Ublog has a step-by-step DIY tutorial to make a simple and cheap Yagi antenna. Who would’ve though a piece of wood and a series of rods were all the components you ...

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IOGear Emergency AA Battery

This version of a USB battery by IOGear is pretty nifty. One end works as a miniUSB plug, allowing you to easily charge your cellphone, MP3 player, digital camera or vibrator when you’re in dire need of some juice. The Gearjuice Rescue Chargers is a steal at $12. The next time you break down on the side of the road ...

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Gigantic Fabric Keyboard

With a design reminiscent of the Nintendo Power Pad, this DIY fabric keyboard seems to keep the basic idea down pat. Off come your shoes and in Tom Hanks fashion, you walk over to the letter you want to type and give it a tap. It uses the popular Arduino processor to control the letters, which are made out of ...

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Corky Romano + Macintosh = Cork-board Mac

What’s a guy to do when his Powerbook case gets all messed up? Well, he could always completely dissect it and mount it to a cork-board. Seems that’s exactly what he decided to do. Love how the AC adaptor is still chillin’ there. Think he still uses it or just uses it as a conversation piece? Link (via)

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Saran Wrap For Laptops

Summer is approaching, which means you’ll want to equip all your top-of-the-line tech gear with water resistant plastic sleeves to survive those long trips on your million dollar yacht. Like Vince’s custom zip lock bag he crafted with his own sweat and tears, it protects your gadgets from…sweat and tears; oh, also rain. While not completely water proof (due to ...

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Our Experience With The Something Store

So earlier this month, we let you know about a little website called The Something Store. In case you missed it, you pay $10 and receive a random, unknown item in the mail. A simple, yet, genius idea. Well, I placed my order on May 16th and it came this morning. The box was small as shit, as you can ...

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Make Your Own Velcro Laptop Case

With the state of our economy, people are looking for all sorts of ways to save money and pinch pennies. After all, coming up with a budget can be just the thing you need to get settled. Cut back on spending by designing and making your own velcro-based laptop case, like the one above found on isoglossia’s Flickr page. Even ...

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NYC DIYers: MAKENYC2 Tonight!

Do you live in New York City and share a love for gadgets? We suggest checking out the MAKENYC2 meet up tonight in Queens. It takes place at Big Apple Hobbies at 171-69 46th Ave and runs from 7PM on. The date? TONIGHT! The theme is going to centralize around figuring out what’s inside of gadgets. Want to know what ...

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