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DIY Continuous Ink Printer = Unlimited Free Printing

DIY Continuous Ink Printer = Unlimited Free Printing
Instead of paying for absurdly priced printer cartridges, build yourself a Continuous Ink Printer (CIS) which can be made by hacking an old printer to suck ink from external reservoirs. You can get the raw ink for dirt cheap so it’s essentially like unlimited printing for free (besides the paper). So now you can actually print your collection of pirated books! A CIS is relatively easy to create, just take an Epson Stylus 760 (a surprisingly hard to find printer) and make a few modifications to it. A tutorial walks you through the build process so you can make your own. More Printer Hacks: Related:  buffalodriver

Joe Grand’s LED Watch Flashes Time in Midair We’ve covered a few of Joe Grand’s projects on the site before and here’s another fantastic project to add to the collection. This POV (persistence of vision) watch displays the current or elapsed time while the arm is swinging (such as during a run or brisk walk). A sequence of LED patterns from the watch are displayed in quick succession appearing in “thin air.” Build it Yourself You’ll find schematics, gerber files (learn how to design schematics in eagle), source code and everything you need to create your own POV watch. More POV fun We’ve covered plenty of POV projects in the past, a few of which even made it onto our top 40 arduino projects list. The image above is this POV bike project and there’s also this wireless version. You’ll also enjoy:

Homemade Document Imager Recently I had the need to digitize a few banker boxes worth of old documents. I usually would use a Canon Lide scanner to scan a few pages but this project required the capture of a few thousand pages of paper and would take forever with a normal document scanner. After looking around on the internet to see what other people have done to solve this type of problem I decided to build my own document imager. I converted an old overhead projector into a copy stand by taking off the projector head and adapted the arm and bracket to have a 1/4 inch camera thread mount. Then I spray painted a plywood board matte black for the imager table surface. Two old desk lamps were mounted next to the table for illumination. I have been extremely happy with the results and it takes a fraction of the time a normal scanner would take to capture a few hundred pages at a time. Document Imager Camera Bracket Here is a sample page that captured using this homemade document imager and was cropped in Photoshop.

mental_floss Blog » How Did the Duck Hunt Gun Work? If you’re a geek of a certain age, a good portion of your childhood probably revolved around sitting too close to the TV, clutching a plastic safety cone-colored hand gun and blasting waterfowl out of a pixilated sky in Duck Hunt (also, trying to blow that dog’s head off when he laughed at you). The Duck Hunt gun, officially called the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Zapper, seems downright primitive next to the Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Kinect, but in the late 80s, it filled plenty of young heads with wonder. How did that thing work? Annie get your Zapper The Zapper’s ancestry goes back to the mid 1930s, when the first so-called “light guns” appeared after the development of light-sensing vacuum tubes. Light guns hit home video game consoles with Shooting Gallery on the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972. Gone in a Flash When you point at a duck and pull the trigger, the computer in the NES blacks out the screen and the Zapper diode begins reception.

Christmas I love decorating for the holidays. My favorite part is pulling out things I bought on sale after Christmas last year. I love how I forget about everything and then pull it out and go, "Oh ma gawh! LOVE IT!! And these I scored for like, 90% off at Hobby Lobby!!! One thing I don't like is decorating my dining room table & chandelier. Not completely unfortunate, but looking at it in person, well…something was definitely missing. Now, you must know that my holiday decorating style is a little traditional. Whaddya think?! Definitely my favorite chandelier decoration so far! Wanna make your own?! This is what you'll need: A plain wreath A strand of garland Ribbon Ornaments And anything else you can think to use to decorate it!! First, you'll need to start with the wreath. I had to secure my wreath with ribbon. NOW...take your garland and wrap it around the chain of your light fixture. It's gonna look pretty plain, so you'll wanna {or maybe not} dress it up just a bit! I really do love it! Wreath: $4

Build your own AutoGyro Flying Machine An Autogyro is an odd, yet fascinating flying machine which uses a helicopter rotor for lift while a standard plane rotor provides thrust. You can learn to build a DIY autogyro yourself and even build autogyro models using miniature servos. Heck, even a remote Chinese farmer built his own autogyro. AutoGyro Tutorials: Early version of an autogyro:

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Make your own Backyard Solar Concentrator Solar concentrators are essentially just like parabolic satellite dishes lined with mirrors. Regardless of where the sun hits the disc, it’s reflected into a center focal point, generating abundant amounts of power. You can pick up hundreds of tiny mirror tiles on eBay for just a few bucks. So basically, it’s like this power plant in Australia, except in your backyard: There are two versions of the project. One is the massive 7 foot dish above and the other involves four mini dishes (like the ones sides of houses). Both projects have plenty of excellent information but if you longing for more, view our vast amounts of DIY Green Energy projects: How to: Harness Solar and Wind EnergyGo Green this Winter with DIY Free HeatingConstruct your own 60 Watt Solar Panel

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