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Content tagged with Gadget Freak posted in July 2012
Gadget Freak Case #221: Smart Toolbox Finds the Right Tool
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7/27/2012  1 comment
A team of student engineers at Colorado State University have designed a five-drawer toolbox that can locate tools and open the drawer they are found.
Gadget Freak Case #220: Power Lock With a Secret Code
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7/20/2012  1 comment
To keep curious kids from playing with his workbench tools, William Grill created a lock that requires a secret code before power can go to the plug.
Gadget Freak Case #219: Watching the Alpha Sparks Fly
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7/6/2012  Post a comment
John Iovine created a homemade alpha particle spark detector with a high-voltage power supply and radioactive materials.




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