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  • May 27, 2014
    This is a video of swallows that have learned to use a motion-detecting door at the University of Victoria's bike-parking garage so they can gain access to their nests inside (which they made before the doors were installed). For reference, that makes them smarter than the 75%... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2010
    The Clicker is a universal remote with a bottle opener attached. I don't know how expensive they are but I do know much it would cost to duct tape a regular bottle opener to my existing remote, so free is kind of my price point right now. And free, as you may know, is what th... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    Holy shit, it's a PVC pipe bomb! No, not really. It's the Knock Lock, a homebrew door lock that will only release the deadbolt if you perform the secret knock. Cooooool -- I want one for my clubhouse! A microphone (okay, really a speaker) presses against the door and listen... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    Nearly 20 years after the original, a guy has developed an open source Gameboy made with fairly basic components. If you're interested, you can actually buy a kit with all you need here for $250. Or, if you're MacGyver, you could just make your own with a handful of paperclips... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    Call me old-fashioned, but I still read books. Big ones with lots of words. And typically I just use a bill I'm not going to pay or a piece of toilet paper to mark my page. Or, if I'm desperate, I'll just dog-ear the hell out of it. Well now a group of designers have develo... / Continue →