The Nintendo System Found New Life As A Clock

il_430xn_70644535One day you’re just poking along, handling all your business NES-style, running games, having someone blow hot air into your space, and the next? You’ve been torn out of your cozy little home and someone’s fitting all sorts of new parts onto your body. This poor circuit board… from Nintendo to clock is a step down, but I bet it looks pretty good on the wall.

For the true Nintendo fan, can there be any other clock? Well, all other Nintendo-themed clocks aside, of course.

As amazing as this clock is, is it forty bucks amazing? The NES board clock is available at the GeekGear Etsy store, and it is a fine piece of time-telling machinery, as well as the guts of one of the greats. Guess it just depends on how big a fan you are.

Source: [Techna Bob]


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Linux! make me a sandwich!!

We have always wondered, can we get our computer to make us a sandwich? Until now that was impossible with only a Persocom. But thanks to the brilliantness of DIY Maker guru Bre Pettis. From the Bre Pettis Blog article Sudo Make Me A Sandwich we learn how to build our own sandwich machine that can connect to our Linux box and make a smashing grill cheese sandwich.

This robot was inspired by XKCD, a wonderful webcomic that appears to have some sort of window into my head. I swear I think of things and the next day, there is an XKCD comic about it.


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Build a wireless Finger Phone


Here is what you need:
1. A bluetooth headset
2. Some standard wires
3. At least one Glove
4. A knife for cutting
5. Time

That’s it. How simple and how awesome?!

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As with this experiment and all other HouseHold Hacker videos. We cannot be held responsible for damage or mistakes made if attempting the experiments. These projects are for demonstration purposes only and should not be attempted at home.

How to make a USB battery

Change a normal 9v battery into a life saver. If you have ever run out of juice on your phone and could really use a quick charge then you need a USB battery.
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Shopping list:
1 5.1v zener diode
1 330-ohm resistor
1 9v battery connector
1 9v battery
solder and soldering iron
(you can get all of this at radio shack)
Instructions:
1. Solder the Zener diode to the left and right USB connector prongs.
2. Solder the black wire of the 9v connector to the left prong and the right wire to the resistor.
3. solder the other end of the resistor to the right prong.
4. Hook up battery and go to town.

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Wall Fixtures Made Of LEDs & Dandelions

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The Christmas is coming and I have to say that I’ve found the perfect gift, at least for me. It’s called the Fragile Future 2 and it consists of a LED lighting fixture that is custom built and I’m sure that it will look great on my wall. The light sources are made of LEDs and dandelion seed pods which means that you REALLY have to be careful around it.

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It was designed by Lonneke Gordijn from Design Drift, and he says that you can have your LED lighting fixture with 3 to 50 light modules, probably depending on how much money you have. Well, each light module measures 8×12 inches so you should check your walls to see where you can fit the Fragile Future 2.

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DIY/Re[al]view: Flatwire 5.1 Surround Sound Wiring Install, Part 1

We love Home Theatre (pronounced ‘truh’) here at Unplggd. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we have a number of projects going at any given time so we haven’t had even a moment to put together a proper arrangement- until now.

From: unplggd.com