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Gadget Freak Case #206: Electroluminescent Wire Sound Controller
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2/28/2012  Post a comment
By connecting electroluminescent wire to his Android smartphone, Matt Katzenstein has created his own personal disco light that strobes to the beat of his music.
Gadget Freak Case #205: Colorado Smart Bike Shifts Itself
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2/14/2012  1 comment
A group of Colorado State University engineering students created a bike that shifts gears by itself based on several inputs: rear wheel speed, pedaling direction, and initial chain position.
Gadget Freak Case # 204: Self-Starting, Solar-Powered Stirling Engine
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2/7/2012  1 comment
Doug Conner's self-starting, solar-powered Stirling engine runs all year when the sun is visible.
Gadget Freak Case #202: The Frankenkindle
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1/3/2012  Post a comment
Glenn Johnson created an easier-to-use Kindle using the controls from a children's V.Reader.
Gadget Freak Case #201: Plug & Play Sprout Board
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12/22/2011  Post a comment
Jared Bouck's monitor system is 100 percent open-source and totally customizable.
Gadget Freak Case #200: The Sun Lights Up the Deck at Night
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12/12/2011  1 comment
To provide nighttime safety for his deck, William Grill used a 40W regulator and solar panel to create an application to shine light all night.
Gadget Freak Case #199: Nixie MilliVolt Meter Clock Add-On
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11/28/2011  Post a comment
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  2 comments
Andy Morris has devised a propeller fan remote control that doesn’t require line-of-sight.
Gadget Freak Case #197: Controlling Solar Water Flow
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10/25/2011  Post a comment
To make his solar water heater more efficient, Paul Westaway devised a differential controller.
Gadget Freak Case #196: Mayan Water Sound Fountain
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10/13/2011  2 comments
This waterfall flows over a miniature Mayan temple, and the lights respond to the intensity of the speakers.
Gadget Freak Case #195: Nifty Master/Slave Green Power Switch
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9/28/2011  1 comment
This green gadget allows the user to turn speaker systems on and off with a TV or laptop computer.
Gadget Freak Case #194: Fluffing Up Model Lighting
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9/15/2011  Post a comment
William Grill created an inexpensive controller to customize the lighting for a model or simulator.
Gadget Freak Case #193: The Gadget Let the Dog Out
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9/1/2011  1 comment
Les Kelly's Easy/Out! remote trigger snaps open pet containers.
Gadget Freak Case #192: The Ultimate Wireless Volume Control
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8/16/2011  4 comments
Andrew Morris created a volume control that connects between a computer and an amplified speaker system.
Gadget Freak Case #191: The FaceMelter3000
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7/25/2011  3 comments
Joe Groele wanted to create some unique electric guitar sounds. His inspiration was William Duddell’s “singing arc” from the early 1900s. Duddell created sound by varying air pressure through an electric arc. Unlike the plasma loudspeakers that evolved from Duddell’s design -- known for their clarity and purity of tone -- Joe wanted a sound with extreme distortion.
Gadget Freak Case #189: The Microcontroller-Operated, Pneumatically Actuated RLD
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6/24/2011  2 comments
A microcontroller-operated, pneumatically actuated doorbell... or a "Really Loud Doorbell."
GF182 Automated Harmonica
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3/11/2011  Post a comment
Switch and Hits for Nathan
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2/17/2011  Post a comment
GF 180: Tic Tack Cubed
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GF179 lights video
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GF 178 Three Floors
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GF 178 Introduction
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GF177 ir lazy susan
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GF 176 Surround Sound Fun in 3D
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12/10/2010  1 comment
GF175 knock_clock
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GF174 Bus Stop Alert
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11/11/2010  1 comment
GF 172 Toilet Monitor Part 1
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GF 172 Toilet Monitor Part 2
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GF173 Sentinel 1
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GF173 Sentinel 2
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GF173 Sentinel 3
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GF171 Fridge Saver
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Golfers Go Green with Envy
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