not a kludge

awesome,jet pack,neat,not a kludge
Via: Laughing Squid
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Zapata Racing just released the Flyboard, a water-powered jet pack available to the public. The Flyboard gets it propulsion from a jet ski idling nearby; its hose forces water to shoot out of the user's feet. Not as cool as a the real deal the public is waiting on, but I guess this is a happy medium for now.

http://www.zapata-racing.com/uk/flyboard_uk.php

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-7RlL3YtiQ&w=500]

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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!

bicycle,DIY,not a kludge,PVC
Via: Instructables
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Instructables user dhouggy wanted to ride his bike indoors but didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars for a trainer or professionally-made roller. So with a couple 2x4s and some PVC pipe he was able to craft this working homemade model for just $50.

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Yes, I know it's an ad but it's just too damn cool not to share. Sugru, hackers' favorite silicone-based hardening clay, has innumerable uses to enhance, repairs or improve your favorite... well, anything. Yesterday the company released this promotional video showing off what can be done when it's combined with the world's most popular building block. I have no idea what I would do with it, but I want a ton of the stuff.

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