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“Adalight” OSHW Dynamic Adaptive Display Backlighting

We've posted about Phillips' Ambilight (Wikipedia) real-time multicolor display backlighting system, and various DIY versions thereof, before (see below). If you're not familiar with the idea, watch a few seconds…
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“Adalight” OSHW Dynamic Adaptive Display Backlighting

We've posted about Phillips' Ambilight (Wikipedia) real-time multicolor display backlighting system, and various DIY versions thereof, before (see below). If you're not familiar with the idea, watch a few seconds…
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Automatic Media Deactivation System (video)

Jake Ketchum's Automatic Media Deactivation System attaches to a standard power strip and shuts off all power to a room's electronics when its smart sensor detects that a person is…
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Makers CAN Change the World

RIP Steve Jobs. You, and your Homebrew Computer cohort and Apple Computer, fundamentally changed our lives, through technology. Multiple times. You (and Apple) made magic with technology. I literally gasped…
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What Carbonated Acrylic Plastic Looks Like

As I wrote about a month ago, one of the many unusual phenomena Ben Krasnow has produced in his garage is supercritical CO2. As you may recall, Ben machined a…
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Dual Stage Heating/Cooling Temperature Controller with RGB Display

I am probably flattering myself, taking any sort of credit for inspiring this sweet custom temperature controller built by Adafruit reader Mike to keep his beer-brewing fridge at a constant…
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Make: Projects – Shrink-film gaming minis

Sean Ragan has done a lot of cool projects for us here on Make: Online. One of my faves is his shrink-film gaming minis tutorial. And even better, in it,…
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Compost sites in Western Queens

This past weekend I went on a group bike tour of five compost sites in Western Queens, NY, in the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside. The sites…
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Building an automatic candy dispenser for Halloween

Want to hand out treats for Halloween, but too lazy to do it yourself prefer to hide in the bushes and scare kids as they come up? Then you might…
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