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Content posted in July 2011
Gadget Freak Case #191: The FaceMelter3000
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7/26/2011  5 comments
Joe Groele wanted to create some unique electric guitar sounds.
Convert Garbage to Electricity at Home
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7/22/2011  8 comments
Trevor Nestor built a gasifier out of some steel cans and camping pans. The basic idea of a gasifier is that you burn wood, trash, or other unwanted organic items in an environment low on oxygen.
Gadget Freak Case #190: Test Your Knowledge, Win a Gumball!
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7/19/2011  3 comments
Here’s a gadget that lets you flip a switch and win gumballs based on your trivia expertise.




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