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3/9/2012

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Gadget Freak Case #189: The Microcontroller-Operated, Pneumatically Actuated RLD Ed Nauman used a pneumatic ram to build a heavy-metal doorbell.
Gadget Freak Case #189: The Microcontroller-Operated, Pneumatically Actuated RLD
Ed Nauman used a pneumatic ram to build a heavy-metal doorbell.

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Homebrew engineering projects a treat
Beth Stackpole   3/9/2012 6:30:17 AM
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A lot of ingenuity in this Gadget Freak inventions. My personal favorite as far as utility and impact is the modified Kindle reader that is helping the disabled make better use of the latest and greatest consumer technology. But given that man's best friend is my best friend, I have to say the remote pet kennel opener would get a lot of activity in my house. Cool stuff.

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