Bamboo "Batteries"

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Instructables user hanlin_y did the math and realized that alkaline batteries are one of the most expensive forms of power that consumers can use. So he/she/it came up with a solution to power your parts even if they don't come with an AC adapter. With a wall plug, wires, and bamboo strips you can run your electronics off the grid; saving money and the environment at the same time.

These New Years Cycles Confuse Me

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Fun Fact: No-So-Handy Andy was also born on the year of the Dragon.

DIY Assassin's Creed Blade

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DIY,g rated,neat,not a kludge,there I fixed it,video games,YT video
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Deviant Artist Midnight Angel put together an arm blade stylized after the ones used in the Assassin's Creed video game series. Using a drawer opening mechanism, a spring for a screen door, and a throwing knife, the weapon works surprisingly smoothly. The full instructions are on Angel's page, and you can see it in action below.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/zKakpY2oZqI]

Look at This Freaking Knife

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g rated,Hall of Fame,knife,not a kludge,overkill,there I fixed it,tool
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I've seen photos of this thing floating around for a while, but never did it occur to me that it's in fact a real product. Available from Hammacher Schlemmer, this Wenger tool holds the Guinness Word Record for being the most multi-functional penknife. Kudos to you if you can name all of its fucntions. If not, here's a real Swiss guy going over how ridiculous this thing really is.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnmfzhKYcHE&feature=related]

I'm pissed they took the laser out.