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A home should be an expression of who you are. Sure, when you're young and broke, your room or apartment might be an expression of who your parents or the people who donate to Goodwill are, but gradually you collect items that express your personality, whether you receive them as gifts or purchase them yourself. If you are a technologically oriented geek, there are plenty of manufacturers and vendors catering to your tastes in home decor. Interactive LED Dining Table Windell Oksay of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories built a dining room table with 448 LEDs inside. The lights respond to movement on and above the table surface! Motherboard Picture Frame Recycling is not only environmentally-friendly, it can make a statement. Geek Clock This geeky clock was posted all over as "the clock only geeks can read." A Clock that Spells Here's a clock that is easy for anyone to read, but the mechanism that displays it is something else. Watch how the clock face changes here. Galactic Hitchhiker's Towel

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Build a 15,000 rpm Tesla Turbine using hard drive platters Here's a project that uses some of those dead hard drives you've got lying around. In the Tesla Turbine, air, steam, oil, or any other fluid is injected at the edge of a series of smooth parallel disks. The fluid spirals inwards and is exhausted through ventilation ports near the center of the disks. A regular blade turbine operates by transferring kinetic energy from the moving fluid to the turbine fan blades. In the Tesla Turbine, the kinetic energy transfer to the edges of the thin platters is very small. Instead, it uses the boundary layer effect, i.e. adhesion between the moving fluid and the rigid disk. Replace Your Bulky Keychain - Keyport Slide and Blades Keyport products are proudly designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA. Keys have been around for centuries and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Keychains however, are a thing of the past.

Silk Tie Easter Eggs Well, we’ve found our absolute favorite Easter egg dyes… of all time. No tablets, no food colors, no cups, no drips, no stained fingers or clothes, no spilling— I could go on and on. Top 10 futuristic concept laptop designs The technology world is always exciting and unpredictable. It changes all the time. You never know what technology will be there in the next 5, 2, or even the next year. 30 years ago, nobody thought that everyone would need a personal computer. 20 years ago, our parents would never dream of a small, portable PC that we call laptop nowadays. Over time, thousands of models of laptops of all sizes have been introduced, but nobody knows what else is to come. The best we can do is to take a look into the future with our Top 10 Futuristic Concept laptop designs, They are astoundingly sexy concept laptops with spellbinding features and cutting technology

The International Brotherhood Of Magicians Magic Set This magic set is endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world's largest organization of professional and amateur magicians. It contains more than 300 classic tricks and includes magic apparatuses such as a custom deck of cards, magic wand, Chinese sticks, linking rings, an illusion box with a false floor, and more, allowing young prestidigitators to practice their legerdemain by performing a variety of card, handkerchief, coin, bill, rope, escape, and wand tricks. The set includes a put-together box that can be used as a presentation platform. A detailed manual explains how to execute every trick, and the set includes a 90-minute DVD with rare footage of master magicians such as Houdini, Vernon, and Buckingham performing illusions.

$20 CNC Machine I got inspired for this instructable when I viewed the Easy To Build Stepper Controller instructable .When I read the instructable I knew I could make a decent looking and functioning cnc machine for under 20 dollars with a recycled twist, Not to mention I did this in under a week. I expect you to have basic knowledge on power tools and hand tools and of course this instructable requires you to have a rotary tool such as a dremel. Gadgets SOOOOooo…yes I know that is all grammatically incorrect and yes I am a TEACHER! AHHHhhhh! Anyways, usually most people don’t worry too much about grammar when we are communicating what we might say in person to someone else in writing on the internet, not a term paper.

Soft as a Rock (by @baekdal) #design Rocks, stones and pebbles have been used as decorative objects since... well... the stone age actually. But, rocks are usually a bit hard to be around. They often look cool, but you wouldn't exactly hug one - until now! Stephanie Marin is the creator of these amazing looking stones, which is actually very soft and comfortable cushions. Programmable Tattoo System - StumbleUpon Posted on January 12, 2012 by saya To have or not to have a tattoo is no more a bothersome problem, as you can now freely change its shapes or relocate the tattoo with the “moodINQ” Programmable Tattoo System. It utilizes a skin-safe proprietary E ink encapsulated pigment system, which not only lasts a lifetime but can be configured to display any design (or none!) That’s undeniably good news to tattoo fanciers, who could conveniently change their tattoos to suit their moods, while without any pain! Feel excited about that right?

Citizen Engineers Unite on Channel 9! The Junktop Revival Here's a sneak peek at the picture frame application. More photos can be found on the Junktop Revival Wiki. This all started when the Windows Device Experience Team wanted to build a demo for WinHEC that would show off their new API’s and an implementation of the WS-Discovery spec. Since PC hardware is readily available but “device” hardware is harder to come by they came up with the idea of building Windows XP SP2 app that would emulate a device on standard PC hardware. Even though the goal was to get people to support this on laser printers, MP3 players, and other more resource-constrained devices with this approach they could get started right away. The question was, what should the ‘device’ PC do? 7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive. But mankind isn't happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature's face and call it retarded. That's why we came up with... #7. Ferrofluids

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