Secret Doors, Drawers & Compartments To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » Bruce Wayne hid the entrance to the Batcave behind a bookcase, operated by a button hidden in a bust of Shakespeare. Ever wanted to make your own? How To Make a Secret Hollow Book: The first step into making the hollow book is to select a book. Make sure this is a book your own, and not one belonging to the library, or your family. I suggest rummaging through books at yard/garage sales. Make sure it is a hardback; otherwise you will cut all the way through the other side when you are cutting out the insides.You'll also need: Elmer's white gluea container to hold glue solution (I've chosen a film canister)X-acto knife, and/or box cutter. Both if you have thembrush to apply glue solutionpencil/penruler, or other rigid straight edgeSelect a page that you want to be the first one cut out, and save that page to be cut out at the end.
Top 10 DIY Tech Gifts @keyboard-vomit: Yeah, but wouldn't it be awesome if some of our not so tech friends actually attempted (and accomplished) one or more of these feats? I mean, when "it's the thought that counts," shouldn't it be a thought about something we'd actually appreciate. Then again, maybe socks are your thing. ;) @HunterShoptaw: That they are, I'm wanting some socks with an integrated HDD, and some USB connectivity. @HunterShoptaw: The thought does count, but it sure would be nice if they enjoyed the gift too. Last year, I circumnavigated the 2nd biggest mall in the country (King of Prussia) with a buddy of mine, and we both came up with squat for our wives.
TED: MIT Students Turn Internet Into a Sixth Human Sense LONG BEACH, California — Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they’re done. Pattie Maes of the lab’s Fluid Interfaces group said the research is aimed at creating a new digital "sixth sense" for humans. In the tactile world, we use our five senses to take in information about our environment and respond to it, Maes explained. DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome Believe it or not, Do-It-Yourself isn’t just the realm of Bob Vila and that dude Ty on all those Discovery shows. You can, in fact, do it yourself. With a helpful bit of inspiration and an almost complete lack of instruction (exactly how we like it), you can combine found items and a bit of know-how into some seriously awesome stuff for your home – without the obscene price tag that high designers and big box stores would charge you for similar items. Like any good vacation, the planning of any project starts with the destination. So here you go, here are your destinations. Just add testosterone and power tools wherever possible.
Make a Free, Customized Desk-top Organizer during your lunch break!! all you have to do in this step is to take a few seconds to categorize all the stuff on your desk, writing utensils, rulers, stapler equipment, stamps (if you have), thumb tacks, paper clips, binder clips, glue stick, etc. once you've categorized all your things, you need to figure out how many boxes, trays and/or cups you'll need. this is what i figured i'd need: - 2 cups (1 short, 1 tall) - 1 box tray for stamps - 1 tray w/ partitions - 1 tray for my stapler - 1 tray for the staple remover i wanted my cups to be big enough for all my writing utensils, so i made them 3" in diameter each. The Blog featuring best of DIY, HOW TO, Hacks, Gadgets, and more Technology! I just Survived an Airplane Crash! I still remember very vividly. Recently I was headed from somewhere in Arizona to San Francisco on flight 824. As usual, the flight was pretty darn boring, and life was same as usual.
You Have Just Been Poisoned Step #1: Clean bottom of glass PrevNext Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe the bottom of the glass squeaky clean. Wheelchairs From Old Bike Parts By Gregory Hayes Photo by Bob Geile In developing countries — where roads look like off-road, sidewalks are as rare as wheelchairs, and nothing’s as rare as cash — a mobility issue can create a major drain on a family’s already sparse resources. That’s why Randy Geile designs inexpensive wheelchairs using readily available parts. The price of a stock off-road wheelchair starts at a couple grand and skyrockets quickly. Innovative Materials 1 kg bismuth (also called bismut or wismut) in form of 0.1-1mm big granules. Degree of purity: 99.99% (Basic price 74.99 €/kg). This form is suited for the production of low melting alloys (see table) and for casting diamagnetic disks or just for your collection of elements.
20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. Adding a '3D print' button to animation software Public release date: 31-Jul-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Caroline Perrycperry@seas.harvard.edu 617-496-1351Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. - July 31, 2012 - Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
A Computer Inside a Cell For the first time, synthetic biologists have created a genetic device that mimics one of the widgets on which all of modern electronics is based, the three-terminal transistor. Like standard electronic transistors, the new biological transistor is expected to work in many different biological circuit designs. Together with other advances in crafting genetic circuitry, that should make it easier for scientists to program cells to do everything from monitor pollutants and the progression of disease to turning on the output of medicines and biofuels. Researchers have already made impressive strides over the last decade in mimicking the behavior of electronic circuitry using DNA, RNA, and proteins. But often these devices tend to work only in the precise setting for which they were designed, such as turning up the expression of one particular gene in response to detecting a specific input signal.