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April 14, 2016

Huge Hydraulic Press Folds Paper

at 4:46 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks, Insane Equipment


There is a theory that you can’t fold paper more then 7 times. There was even a Mythbuster Episode about it. By pressing the paper between folds it is easier to work with but even with the power of this press the experiment fails when the paper basically explodes out of the press.

April 7, 2016

Funny Popcorn Machine

at 2:08 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks


Simone Giertz from Sweeden teams up with Adam Savage to make a popcorn machine that will be perfect for use when watching a movie.
“This very special One Day Build is an international collaboration with the newest member of the Tested family! Simone Giertz is an amazing maker who builds mesmerizing robots. To build her latest machine, she chats with Adam from her home in Sweden to design a mechanism to deploy popcorn from a helmet. Adam builds some parts in the cave using his trusty vacuum-form machine!”


March 28, 2016

High Current Destruction

at 5:59 am. Filed under Funny Hacks

High Current Destruction


Releasing a large charge all at once can have some fantastic results. Lemming from the EEVBlog forum has taken 16 X 2500V 40uF capacitors all connected in parallel, this provides 2180J potential. They are able to provide about 4000A at 2500V for a short time! The video below shows what happens when you pass too much current through a pencil.


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February 7, 2016

Automated Telemarketer Blackhole

at 2:52 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks


We all hate telemarketers and scammers. They often call us and have a script that they go through with a point of not taking no for an answer. It is very hard to nicely tell them that you are not interested. Lenny from Toao.net is an automated system that answers the phone and interacts in a plausible way as an elderly male. Next time you get a telemarketer call you why not transfer them over to Lenny at 1-347-514-7296, it looks like the line is taken down from time to time when prank callers abuse the line.

“The 99% are the telemarketers who don’t respect the Do Not Call List.  Or they purchase a copy of it, and market specifically to it.  Perhaps they’re exempt from respecting the DNCL, and they call people who are listed just because they can.  They run credit card or vacation scams.  They spoof their Caller ID so you think it’s your neighbour calling you.  They call at 9PM and wake your kids up.

For those telemarketers, there is Lenny.  Lenny is a hilarious set of very convincing recordings designed to fool telemarketers into thinking they’ve called a real person.”


September 19, 2015

Beer Lift Contest

at 8:36 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Funny Hacks


Hobby King is doing their Beer Lift contest again. There are lots if great fun entries to watch! Lots of great successes and some failures.

“It’s that time of the year again… it’s time to lift some beer! You’ve all seen this one before and it’s time to get your entries in. For those who haven’t experienced the HobbyKing Beer Lift it’s simple, the one who lifts the most beer wins. And by wins, we means there’s $2,500 worth of store credits up for grabs.”





April 4, 2015

Capture Computer Scammer IP Address

at 1:48 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks, Scam


Great video by Jim Browning using Wireshark to detect the IP address of the computer scammer.


December 17, 2014

The Useless Candle

at 1:02 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks


Remember the cool Usless Machine? Well now there is a Useless Candle. New idea but just as much useless fun. As soon as you light the candle the system detects that it is lit and blows it out. 🙂

“The control circuit for this project is built around a 555 timer IC. When light shines on the CdS photoresistor, the voltage at pin 2 drops below the trigger threshold. This sets the output at pin 3 HIGH and activates a power transistor. The power transistor then turns on the relay. After a short delay, the system resets itself and the output is turned off. The two capacitors are included to add a delay when turning the output on and off. The 100kohm resistor and the capacitor connected to pin 2 determine the delay in turning the output on. The fixed 10kohm resistor and the capacitor attached to pin 6 determine the delay in turning the output off. To increase either delay, you can increase the values of the resistors or the capacitors. To decrease the delays, you can decrease the values of the resistors or the capacitors. The power transistor is included so that you can activate relays that may exceed the power rating of the timer IC (200mA). The sensitivity of the sensor is set by adjusting the 10kohm variable resistor.”

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