Home use and DIY projects, geek crafts, handmade toys…there’s nothing wrong with keeping a few neodymiums in your tool box. The clever team at Evil Mad Scientist have assembled seventeen helpful uses, with original photographs!
Extract batteries from stubborn holders
Find studs in your walls
Make a homopolar motor
Make LED Throwies
Demonstrate magnetohydrodynamic propulsion
Make a simple compass
Experiment with self assembly
Make almost anything (ferromagnetic) into a building set
Form follows function and the form of the Soundshelf literally functions as a piece of furniture, well, if you consider a bookshelf to be furniture. Designed as a L-shaped shelf or a standing DVD tower, both styles are modern and sleek.
Today this is only in the concept stage but the idea is to eliminate the need to hide or disguise speakers in an otherwise well designed room. Allowing speakers to do double duty as a bookshelf or a standing DVD shelf turns function into furniture. Continue Reading
This year, make your e-waste into something celebratory with this collection of handmade geek tree ornaments from GEEKWARE. Currently in five parts (though expect some updates, as apparently, there’s 100!!!), these how-tos include everything from ribbon cable Stars of Bethlehem to santa mice to my fave, keyboard key word ornaments.
Check them out here. The contrast between the techno-recyclables and the natural Canadian greenery is stunning.
Whether you want to add them piece by piece or “cheat” by nabbing the mosaic sheets, tiling will never be this fun again.
“For years people have asked us to come up with a fun and colourful alternative to normal everyday tiles. So in 2007 we set about making Tetris Tiles and testing them in our friends homes. After a series of compliments and “where did you get those?” we knew that there was enough of a demand to get started. Continue Reading
No more jangles: this brilliant hack from Pyro222 (inspired thusly here) custom fits all your keys into a compact Leatherman/multitool. The design even allows you to leave in a few tools and bits in the case for when the time arises.
Leatherman Micra – find an inexpensive copy at the hardware store Keys – Make copies! Drill Something to cut the keys with, like a Dremel with a cutoff wheel.
So, I’ve admitted this here before: I’ve never gotten around to seeing Star Wars. And, to be honest, I don’t really like cantaloupe. But with a knife, a cantaloupe, and five minutes, you can have your very own planet-killing super weapon that even I could get into. Clever.
There are probably geeky communities in which I could ask this, but I hope some of the Curbly technogeniuses might have some ideas:
So, I just got a new Mac Book Pro, and I'd like to hook it up to my LCD television. (To get better use out of it, since we rarely watch TV [it was a Christmas gift]). I'd like to use the larger viewing area for Photoshopping and hopefully some video editing in the future…and of course, Curbly posting! Continue Reading
Please don't crucify me…but I've never seen a Star Wars movie. I always meant to, but it just hasn't happened yet. I did start the first one (or the fourth one, I guess) in college, but I fell asleep, and my friends wouldn't tell me what I missed.