MagnoGrip – The essential gadget for mechanics and the DIY obsessed

by Al

This is such a simple idea but so very useful. The MagnoGrip, a magnetic wristband. Ok it won’t give you super human powers like Magneto but when it comes to carrying screws, nails, nuts and bolts it certainly beats using your teeth. As I’m currently neglecting renovating my house the MagnoGrip could of saved me so many trips up and down the ladder (as well as chipped teeth). You can …

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Chumby – Hacking for the Clueless

by Al

Chumby

Hacking about with hardware is generally more a past time for the hardcore geek (Jani for example ), Chumby however could change that with there easy to hack and modify LCD mini machine.

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Contest Entry #8 – The LCD Mouse Picture

by Al

LogiNoki

Jani the editor in chief of Metku has provided the eighth entry into our $600 gadget raffle courtesy of LogiNoki, the mouse with inbuilt LCD screen. I must admit it’s the first time I’ve seen the CG logo (if you can call it that) on a mouse but it does look remarkably cool (though I must admit I can’t really see the need). You can learn how to embed an …

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DIY Digital Picture Frame

by Al

Digital Picture Frame Door

This is another entry in our $600 Gadget contest, CG reader Mark explains how he made his own digital picture frame (sort of a review I suppose). Over to you Mark. This is my version of a digital picture frame, but better. First I bought this Mintek HD LCD TV & DVD player (model DTV-173 1,280 x 768 native pixel resolution; high 400:1 contrast ratio and high 400 cd/m2 brightness …

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Backyard fuel cell, energy from the sun and the hose.

by Fred

fuel cell

Yeah, you’ve always wanted it, clean, pure energy, that’s cheap as free. Well you can,,, Ok,, do you have $50,000 USD lying around? If so, here’s the deal for how to generate your own power through a combination of solar power, electrolysis, and fuel cell power generation. Thanks to a great article from the folks at Wired Magazine. A guy named Stephen Friend, who is obviously a friend to the …

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The Beer Launching Fridge

by Al

Beer Launching Fridge

This is the perfect example of what student man can achieve when they have enough time, patience, money and love of beer; the beer launching fridge. Invented and created by John W. Cornwell this is what he had to say about his amazing creation: Have you ever gotten up off the couch to get a beer for the umpteenth time and thought, “What if instead of ME going to get …

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What’s in your gear bag? How do you roll portable?

by Fred

fred’s bag

So everyone has one, some call it a purse, some call it a satchel, just just call it, “My darn bag.” Either way, you’ve got one. You use your bag on the go. Most of all, you’ve got a bag filled with stuff you think is useful enough that if it all went down, you’d be the one swinging from the trees, able to make fire, and live high off …

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Spyke – The Make Your Own WiFi Spy Robot

by Al

Spyke WiFi

It’s another robot with a cutesy name, SPYKE the WiFi Spy Robot. It’s due to be sold under the Meccano brand name which is pretty appropriate as you’ll have to make him your self.

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