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Flat Flexible Wires

Truly the worst part of any home theater is the mess of wires.  Now, for a bunch of things there are wireless versions, speakers, HDMI, mice keyboards, Wi-Fi, etc.  However, they are usually more expensive, and the paranoia in me will always perfer a hard line.

Anyway, there used to be two different ways you could wire up your stuff.  Build your house with everything already in the walls, or retrofit your room with it in the walls.  Which is the nice, expensive way to go.  Or, just have the wires all over the place usualy the in the perfect position to trip you at 2am.

Now there is a 3rd option, FlatWire makes, flat wires that you can glue to the wall and then paint over to match your wall.  Good idea,  but expensive, too expensive for my blood I think.

{eUpGrader}

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LED Chandelier

My house is gonna be filled of LED devices and computer parts, and a faraday cage underground.  It is gonna be a super awesome cool house though.

My living room will have my Interactive LED Table, now I think my Dining room will have this nice LED Chandelier:


I really like the idea of exposing the wires and ends of the LEDs, and using motorcycle spokes for the edges.  I would probably use something different, maybe a length of unshielded copper wire.  And I think I would throw a few blue LEDs in there too to make it more interesting.  I have more then enough LEDs left over from various projects, I am gonna start this project soon!

Here’s the Instructable on it.

More cool how to projects
(I enjoy the embeddable instructables, awesome idea guys!)

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Beat the light

traffic light
Short of being lucky, magic, or in a police car, there is no way to guarantee you green lights all the way to work. Well that could all change in a few years if this experimental technology called Travolution by Audi goes to market.
It taps into the wireless signals give off by the traffic light control units and calculates the speed you should travel at in order to make the green light. This is an ingenious idea. Besides all the gas that can be saved by not sitting idle at a red light, it could save so much frustration. Audi claims that if 10% of cars on the road were equipped with this, there would be a noticeable decrease in traffic, I think that’s amazing.
I fully intend on buying one for my car whenever they are released.
{ITV News | photo}

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The Biggest Drawing In The World

Erik Nordenankar had a dream, to create the biggest drawing the world had ever seen, literally, the world.  To do that, he didn’t set out to find the biggest sheet of paper, no, he actually went small, briefcase small.  You see, his canvas was the earth itself, and his brush was a GPS enabled briefcase.

self portrait

Using a custom designed briefcase with GPS tracking software in it, he gave DHL specific instructions on where to go, and after 55 days, he had all the data he needed.  The portrait itself is massive, over 40,000 X 40,000 kilometers, in scale, and due to the technique used, the drawing is one complete brush stroke.  However, the only true way to see it is to shrink it down and put it on a map, or globe.  It is a pretty interesting, and ingenious idea.

For his next project, I think he should get a few of them traveling around the globe, for some more interesting designs.

Here’s a video of the making of it (basically just a following of the case)
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The only questions I have for him is cost, it must have been through the roof!

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Coolest USB flash drives ever

usb muscle car

These two USB flash drives are pretty damn nice.  I wonder how they would fare on a race track, or, driving around the floor, or any of the other uses you can tink of for a Matchbox Car.  It’s only $25 and you can choose which style body, muscle car, or truck it has a 1GB flash drive embedded under the hood (well, from the looks of it, probably in the trunk, but who’s being picky?)  

usb truck

usb truck

{Esty}

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LED cube

3-d led cube

I’m not really sure i could justify this, it’s cool and all, but, kinda useless, unless you could string a bunch of them together, and make like a huge 3-D television like thing, but i don’t think the resolution is there to make it worth it. Oh well, it’s still cool nonetheless.
{Technabob}

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LED Chandelier, Do I want one? Yes.

I love LEDs, love them to death, when I get my own home, all the lights will be LEDs, not only because they are energy efficient, and last forever, but because i love them.  I definitely want one of these chandeliers for my dining room.  Not one so massive, 7000lbs, 17ft tall, but one made of LEDs, and maybe some copper instead of the gold and steel.

{Gizmodo}

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Coil Gun

Using 13 disposable cameras, the barrel of a BIC pen, a single D cell battery, and some wire, Matt Hack created an awesome Coil Gun.

Apparently at $1 each, these capacitors are dirt cheap, and i would agree.  However, I would probably use the cameras first, or at least keep the film (he trew it out), 35mm film will stay around for a long time, and I still use my 35mm Nikon SLR.

That looks dangerous…

That actually looks kinda cool looking.

The finished weapon, deadly unknown, awesome, very much so.

Here’s a few videos of it in action, and some sparks too!

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HD DVD vs. Blu Ray

A reviewer on Stumbleupon says it the best, Blu Ray had to cheat to win, it’s sad too.

On another note, I have  8 HD DVDs I don’t need anymore, anyone looking to buy them?

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LED Fireplace

As a rule, I do not approve of fake fireplaces, that includes gas ones. They defeat the purpose of fireplaces, to provide warmth, and a beauty to look at.

This LED fireplace however could be the exception to the rule. It’s a known fact that LEDs make things better, and if you add in the optional 2kW heater, they it really does provide warmth. Too bad it’s $3,100, that’s alot. But it really does look beautiful…

{Gizmodo}