Without Cleaning Toaster First, Get Broken Toaster

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clever,cooking,dual use,not a kludge,toaster
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Hear that? That's the sound of people around the world scooping burnt cheese out of their toaster after attempting this.

~NSHA

Stark Industries Presents Barney 2.0

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clever,computer fan,costume,dual use,fan
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If it were my job to run around in a Barney costume and hug little kids all day, I would want nothing less than an industrial sized air conditioner.

~NSHA

Remember To Wrap It Up, Kids

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I heard it works four times as fast in a 4x4.

~NSHA

Cable Organization, You're Doing It Right

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cable management,clever,dual use,storage
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I imagine a dystopian future where the government controls the supply of computer cables, forcing a select few dealers to hock their wares in dark alleyways. You're not going to like their prices, but sometimes you just gotta upgrade to DVI.

~NSHA

Secret Knock Detector

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Steve Hoefer at Grathio labs shows off his Arduino based door opener, which responds to knocks on the door bye timing the gaps between the sounds. If the gap matches the programmed knock, it unlocks. Let's never use keys again!

Know a little bit about Arduino and care to make your own? Check out his Instructables post!

Coffee Break! (Broken)

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broken,clever,coffee machine,DIY
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From the submitter:

A while back I decided to see how my coffee maker worked. I busted it open and by the time I figured things out, I couldn't put it back together (broken). So I decided I didn't want to buy a new coffee maker and I built this stand for the machine innards. The reservoir was built into the old machine, so I had to add the bottle to hold the water as it heats up. It works great!

Yardwork, The American Way!

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clever,dual use,july 4,yard work
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Okay, the true American is to pay someone else to do it. But this is a close second. Happy 4th! ~NSHA