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DIY fire guns Hall of Fame not a kludge - 5423515648
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Instructables user PDRWLSN created this pocket-sized flame thrower not because it's freaking awesome, but to as a way to start a quick fire when you're camping and only have access to wet wood. The gun uses materials readily available at any hardware store with butane lighter fluid as a fuel source and a BBQ ignition switch as a trigger. Below is a video showing the machine failing to melt snow. If any of you are crazy enough to try this, please, be safe.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playerembedded&v=-KAgep0AWE]

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3 U Penn students developed the µWave (microwave, get it?), an Arduino based kitchen hack that plays Youtube videos while you wait for noms. Once you set the cooking time the program goes to Youtube and finds a highly-rated video for the exact length. Read more about it at the project's website.

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Youtuber Spiritplumber devised a cheap and relatively-simple way to extend your cell phone's battery life. Recording video on smart phones is notorious for draining your juice and he claims this workaround can last a few hours with just a couple of bucks. Or you can go the less ugly but more expensive route and just pick up one of these guys.

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Instant-Charger-Lithium-universal/dp/B002FU6KF2/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1320097675&sr=8-1

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Meet the Little Printer. This adorable little guy from design firm BERG is a smartphone-controlled micro printer that can print anything from designs to receipts to to-do lists. It's scheduled for a 2012 release; no word yet on its price or what to do about ink or paper replacements.

not a kludge safety first signs - 5027468544
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Take no heed to the signs above, lest you want this site to disappear.

~Not-So-Handy Andy

art chair not a kludge radiator wtf - 5102113024
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The homemade tanning bed still has a few kinks that need to be worked out.

~NSHA

clever cooking dual use not a kludge toaster - 5295612416
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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

batteries clever DIY gifs g rated Hall of Fame not a kludge there I fixed it wtf - 5559463168
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Someone didn't listen to Homer:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy0UBpagsu8&w=500]

bicycle DIY not a kludge PVC - 5568200704
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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.

computer repair g rated Hall of Fame macro neat not a kludge there I fixed it wtf - 5869112064
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I have absolutely no idea what process engineering is. But from now on whenever hear that word I'm going to think of this. And so should you.

~NSHA

awesome jet pack neat not a kludge - 5558444032
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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]