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OK this is the alarm clock for teenagers

Too funny, this alarm is one for teenagers to make sure they get up http://lifehacker.com/this-evil-alarm-clock-app-is-the-only-reason-i-m-awake-1793682623

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A pretty simple and portable Tesla Coil

OK this is a much easier build to do with kids.  I like how he uses nail polish to hold the wire in place. http://www.instructables.com/id/Slayer-Exciter-Circuit-Poor-Mans-Tesla-Coil/?ALLSTEPS

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Controlling stepper motors from command line

The author wrote an arduino sketch to control a stepper motor from a command line (via serial like port). A Command-Line Stepper Library with All the Frills  

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Nice build for demoing super capacitors

The video is pretty neat.  The author basically uses a handcrank generator to charge up 8(?) super capacitors.  That is used to replace a battery to crank a car up. Hand Cranked Generator Charges Supercaps, Starts Car   details here: … Continue reading

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Opensource POS (point of sale) systems

I didn’t realize how many there are now.  POS can be a very lucrative consulting area.  Most of the stuff I have seen is proprietary and expensive.  Apparently several companies have opensource versions you can now use instead. https://opensource.com/article/17/1/open-source-point-sale-system a … Continue reading

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Building another EMP from a bug zapper

Bug zappers seem to be popular for EMP based builds.  Here is another good writeup on one. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-EMP-Jammer/?ALLSTEPS

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Looks like an update for the Magic Mirror

Looks like the author has been making updates to it. Building A Raspberry Pi powered Magic Mirror

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Nice jig for routers to make circles

Nice jig for a router to make circles.  What I like about this one is you can replace the “bar” with longer/shorter ones if you need bigger/smaller circles.  This beats past ones of these jigs where you need a big … Continue reading

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Build yourself a simple trailer light tester

Yes I know you can get a tester for $5, but this one is stuck to the rear window so you can see it while in the car.  Only thing I would do differently is to have a bypass on … Continue reading

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Xerox a buy at 9?

Barclays is putting Xerox a buy at $9.  I wonder if it will go down to that level. http://www.dakotafinancialnews.com/barclays-cuts-xerox-corp-price-target-to-9-00-xrx/585844/

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