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Content posted in November 2011
Gadget Freak Case #199: Nixie Millivolt Meter Clock Add-On
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11/28/2011  19 comments
When James Hartnett found a Nixie, a tube for displaying numerals, he instantly decided that he needed to make a clock.
Gadget Freak Case #198: Build a Remote Fan Control
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11/9/2011  11 comments
Andy Morris has devised a propeller fan remote control that doesn’t require line-of-sight, which makes it easier to use in the dark. The gadget comes with off/on, three fan speeds, and multicolored LEDs to indicate the fan’s speed.
Gadget Freak Jr.: Manned Electric Helicopter
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11/4/2011  9 comments
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's an ultralight helicopter running via DC motors and lithium-ion batteries.




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