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This Mason-jar radio picks up just one station

The Public Radio on Kickstarter comes pre-tuned to pick up a single station. You can choose the station, but it's geared for fans of "All Things Considered" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"

By October 7, 2014

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Build your own singing Tesla coil

TinyTesla allows anyone to build a Tesla coil that shoots arcs of electricity and plays simple MIDI music files.

By July 21, 2014

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From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.

By June 6, 2014

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iPad Mini Retina: Peek inside with iFixit

The new tablet gets the very Apple-esque score of 2 out of 10 for repairability, due mainly to its hard-to-find screws and "copious amounts of adhesive."

By November 13, 2013

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Hex: an open-source, smartphone-controlled copter for just US$50

Ever wanted a quad- or hexacopter of your very own? Hex is a super-cool build-it-yourself kit for a quadcopter you can control with your smartphone.

By August 28, 2013

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The democratization of the drone

Homegrown electronics manufacturer Parallax is empowering a wave of DIY robotics, from flying quadcopters to programmable robots.

By June 22, 2013

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Smell the superhero: 'Iron Man 3' to get odor effects in Japan

The moviegoing experience is about to get more interactive in Japan with "Iron Man" 3 debuting in 4DX, complete with tilting seats and smells.

By April 17, 2013

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To get the best from your turntable, you need a great phono preamp

The best preamps are expensive, but this Kickstarter project is seeking funding for a bona fide audiophile-grade preamp, with prices starting at $100!

By February 23, 2013

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Artist creates stunning insects from old watch parts

Justin Gershenson-Gates makes incredibly complex mechanical bugs out of components found in decades-old timepieces. Crave checks in with the artist and his creepy-crawlies.

By November 21, 2012

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Tetris or treat! Playable pumpkin Tetris haunts Halloween

Forget candy. The coolest treat for Halloween this year is a playable pumpkin Tetris rigged with 128 LED lights.

By October 30, 2012