A PC Roll-Up, Please

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

A PC Roll-Up, Please

Jeesh, I was tickled pink when my computer crazed husband decided to share some of his beloved technology with me. He pulled up a chair and showed me this futuristic roll-upable PC. Two years ago I wouldn't have believed it. It's a roll-up notebook that uses OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology. In other words, the screen can be very, very thin. Thin enough to roll up and sling over your shoulder like a little tube. Just watch the...

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How To: Typographic Coasters

by Chris Gardner

Typographic Coasters

A simple, bold design for fans of typography, cocktail, and cleanliness!

Its incredible to check out the different features of typefaces once you blow them up - especially in symbols and punctuation. And as you can see above, these differences and subtle curves look mighty fine under a cold drink.

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17 Cool Magnetic Tricks.

by Chris Gardner

Home use and DIY projects, geek crafts, handmade toys...there's nothing wrong with keeping a few neodymiums in your tool box. The clever team at Evil Mad Scientist have assembled seventeen helpful uses, with original photographs!

Magnet tricks

Some highlights:

  • Extract batteries from stubborn holders
  • Find studs in your walls
  • Make a homopolar motor
  • Make LED Throwies
  • Demonstrate magnetohydrodynamic propulsion
  • Make a simple compass
  • Experiment with self assembly
  • ...

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Make Your Own Geek Christmas Ornaments.

by Chris Gardner

Make Your Own Geek Christmas Ornaments.

This year, make your e-waste into something celebratory with this collection of handmade geek tree ornaments from GEEKWARE. Currently in five parts (though expect some updates, as apparently, there's 100!!!), these how-tos include everything from ribbon cable Stars of Bethlehem to santa mice to my fave, keyboard key word ornaments.

Check them out here. The contrast between the techno-recyclables and the natural Canadian greenery is stunning.

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Tetris Tiles.

by Chris Gardner

Whether you want to add them piece by piece or "cheat" by nabbing the mosaic sheets, tiling will never be this fun again.

Tetris Tiles.

"For years people have asked us to come up with a fun and colourful alternative to normal everyday tiles. So in 2007 we set about making Tetris Tiles and testing them in our friends homes. After a series of compliments and “where did you get those?” we knew that there was enough of a demand to get started. And so here we...

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How should I connect my laptop to the television?

by Chris Gardner

There are probably geeky communities in which I could ask this, but I hope some of the Curbly technogeniuses might have some ideas:

So, I just got a new Mac Book Pro, and I'd like to hook it up to my LCD television. (To get better use out of it, since we rarely watch TV [it was a Christmas gift]). I'd like to use the larger viewing area for Photoshopping and hopefully some video editing in the future...and of course, Curbly posting!

How should I connect my laptop to the television?

The TV has a...

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Star Wars Origami.

by Chris Gardner

Please don't crucify me...but I've never seen a Star Wars movie. I always meant to, but it just hasn't happened yet. I did start the first one (or the fourth one, I guess) in college, but I fell asleep, and my friends wouldn't tell me what I missed.

 

Star Wars Origami.

 

Still, even I can appreciate these Star Wars paper figures. It's not clear whether it was a single artist or a collective of creative geeks, but it's some fine paperfolding, indeed. I can even...

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