Monthly Archives: April 2014

Backyard Roller Coaster – Family, Physics and Fun

This week we have been in touch with [Will Pemble], Geek Dad. After a visit to Magic Mountain in early 2013, his son [Lyle] asked “Why don’t we build our own roller coaster, Dad?”. [Will] couldn’t think of a single reason why not. … Continue reading

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Wood and Magnet Socket Holder

Tired of your sockets rolling around in your drawer?  Or do you use one of those socket racks with the spring steel clips that invariably are too loose or too tight (especially for 1/4" sockets)?  Try making one of these … Continue reading

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This substance is the secret to drink alcohol without getting drunk

Well, this could change things. Apparently there’s a secret method to drinking alcohol without getting drunk. All you have to do is eat some yeast before you drink. Seriously. Line your stomach with a teaspoon of yeast for every beer … Continue reading

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Geodesic Dome Studded With Cameras to 3D-Scan Anything Inside

35 Raspberry Pi SBCs and 35 cameras to capture simultaneous all-around images. Read more on MAKE from MAKE http://ift.tt/1l43UTt via IFTTT

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Anonymous’ radio-based networking keeps protesters off the grid

Despite being an internet activist group, Anonymous knows the value of avoiding traditional communication; it’s sometimes the only way for dissidents to elude surveillance and service disruptions. Accordingly, the group has just unveiled AirChat, a… from Engadget RSS Feed http://ift.tt/1rt58tmContinue reading

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Watch GE Torture-Test Supermaterials in the Most Vicious Ways

The heat of an active volcano. A 5,000 pound weight dropped from above. A sandstorm that lasts ten years. These are just some of the ways GE torture-tests the super-strong materials that go into jet engines, wind turbines, and more. … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert on David Letterman

Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with David Letterman. The conversation is fantastic. I will dearly miss Letterman, however I haven’t been regularly watching the show in years. from Boing Boing http://ift.tt/1fpLuHr via IFTTT

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