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A 3D-Printed Gun Can Fold and Fire Paper Airplanes

When you were a kid, you should have played with paper airplane, which would be folded by your hands. Now the situation has been amazingly changed. By just pulling the trigger, the machine gun is capable of shooting a paper airplane into the air. As a popular DIY project, the [...]

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Generate Energy from Your Shoe Insoles?

Angelo Casimiro, a fifteen-year-old Philippine boy, has recently invented a smart shoe insole, which can provide enough electricity to charge small USB devices by just walking. According to Angela’s explanation, his new invention, incorporating piezoelectric materials, is capable of generating an AC voltage when it is actuated. Some solid materials [...]

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The umbrella prototype. A sensor measures raindrops hitting the umbrellas canvas, and transmits that data to a smartphone. Image credit: Rolf Hut / Delft University of Technology.

Making a Mobile Weather Station from Your Umbrella

In the future, your umbrella will not only keep you dry from rain, but also help scientists measure rainfall. It would be possible if a sensor is installed for measurement of raindrops hitting the umbrellas canvas and then the data will be transmitted to a Smartphone. Dr. Rolf Hut, from Netherlands’s Delft [...]

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Want to Be Lady GaGa? Let’s DIY her “Video” Glasses

Want to Be Lady GaGa? Let’s DIY her “Video” Glasses

DIYer: Angela Sheehan Time needed: 30-45minutes Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆ Geek Level: ★☆☆☆☆ I decided to make myself a Lady GaGa costume for Halloween, so I DIYed these simple but eye-catching glasses. They are pretty easy to make—just attach two digital picture frame key chains to sunglasses. Please Note: The major drawback [...]

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