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Top 10 Most Read Entries
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1. Can you turn a Pringles can into a WiFi antenna?
Apparently so. The jury’s still out as to whether these guys have way too much time on their hands or if this is simply a case of viral marketing, but this duo seem to have answered the age old conundrum of what to do what that empty Pringles can lying around the house: just turn it into a WiFi antenna. As you do.
2. Rainbow LED indicates voltage with colour
Who says you can’t have fun with LEDs? This design allows you to build an LED indicator that will signify voltage in an array of colours.
3. White LED driver provides 64-step arithmetic
The circuit for the white LED driver drives as many as four white LEDs from a 3.3V source and adjusts the total LED current from 1 to 106 mA in 64 steps of 1 dB each.
4. Jason was a member of the Finding Nemo fan club
Journeying 20,000 leagues under the sea, Jason built this Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) so he could explore the depths of his bath tub, swimming pool and beyond.
5. How to build your own LCD thermometer
For those applications that require information to be displayed on a screen, the LCD thermometer is ideal and easy to tweak for various measuring devices.
6. DIY helicopter from Nigeria
A Nigerian student has built his very own helicopter, fashioned from an old Toyota car engine and various bits and pieces from the wreck of a plane that crashed near his home town.
7. Neuroti-Kart: Home-made electric go-kart
Now for an exciting way for electrical engineers the world over to annoy their neighbours on a quiet Sunday morning.
8. Smart gadget sure to make drivers smile
This Electropages video featuring a very smart gadget recently landed in Gadget Master’s inbox.
9. Pencil sharpener with extra bite
With Halloween upon us, it is our duty to bring to you the “Living Dead Dolls” Sadie Pencil Sharpener.
10. What’s wrong with Lithium-Ion batteries?
Following Nokia’s recent announcement it was recalling no less than 46 million Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries, Made by Monkeys Editor Karen Field took a closer look at finding out exactly why they have a lifespan shorter than an ex-Big Brother contestant’s fifteen minutes of fame.