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Beth Stackpole
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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.

Charles Murray
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Re: Homebrew engineering projects a treat
Charles Murray   3/9/2012 4:34:42 PM
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I agree, Beth. I like the Frankenkindle best. I also like the heavy-metal doorbell, automatic bike gear-shifter, and the breathalyzer.

sensor pro
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Re: Homebrew engineering projects a treat
sensor pro   3/12/2012 11:33:14 AM
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My opinion also. Great stuff like the face melter and the auto bike.

Super stuff.

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apresher   3/9/2012 9:28:39 AM
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My favorite is the solar panel saves the sun's energy in a 12-volt storage battery. I could use that at my cottage to power the lights on my deck. 

Ann R. Thryft
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Rock on, Hendrix
Ann R. Thryft   3/9/2012 12:21:09 PM
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This slideshow is a lot of fun. I like the Frankenkindle, at least half because of the name. I also like the smart recycle can. I think there's a huge need for this type of info right at the point of recycling. There are times I have not recycled an item in a public place because I wasn't certain whether I could or where it should go. But my favorite has got to be the FaceMelter. Shades of Jimi!


Rob Spiegel
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Re: Rock on, Hendrix
Rob Spiegel   3/9/2012 3:31:09 PM
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I agree with you, Ann. I also am particularly impressed by the FaceMelter. This is quite a variety of gadget by a variety of inventors. We have the home-shop folks as well as students.

Mydesign
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Gadgets for medically unfit peoples
Mydesign   3/11/2012 11:48:56 PM
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I liked the "Gadget Freak Case #202: Frankenkindle -- An Easier-to-Use Kindle
Modifying a Kindle enables a woman with cerebral palsy to control the e-reader easily"

In my personal opinion, more such device/interfaces have to develop for medically ill patients. They are the most people's need to be self confident and to do things in their own way, without any external help.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Gadgets for medically unfit peoples
Rob Spiegel   3/12/2012 2:33:40 PM
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Good points, Mydesign. One of the beauties of the Frankenkindle is that it solved a real-world problem. The Glenn Johnson saw the problem and decided to create a solution, and the solution helped improve someone's life.

Charles Murray
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Re: Gadgets for medically unfit peoples
Charles Murray   3/12/2012 7:22:44 PM
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Everyone seems to agree on the Frankenkindle. I hope we can keep tabs on it, Rob, to see if it makes it to the marketplace.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   3/13/2012 2:41:23 PM
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Yes, I hope so too, Curck. Not sure what the IP implications are when you alter a trademarked product for resale. Glenn would probably need to obtain some agreement from Amazon. At any rate, we can expect to see more gadgets from Glenn over the coming months.

ChasChas
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More to engineering than making a living
ChasChas   3/13/2012 7:01:00 PM
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This shows that people who can design/create are special people. They do it without the incentive of money. Not many other professions continue to work in their profession on their own time for the sheer fun of it? No doubt, ideas can turn out to be lucrative, but the initial incentive is the enjoyment.

 



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