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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

If Santa put a new DSLR under your Christmas tree this year and you’re looking for a project you can use your old one for, this full-spectrum conversion tutorial is a great way to expand how much of the spectrum your camera can capture.

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We love the complex creations LEGO fans make to honor their favorite scenes from movies and this one is no exception; the level of detail in this Fifth Element-inspired diorama is impressive.

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A density column is a stack of varying-density liquids in a glass container which showcases how the different densities separate into distinct layers. Check out this video to see how to create a simple 5-layer column.

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Batch files are a handy way to execute a series of commands in Windows, but is there anyway to run them invisibly in the background? Read on find out how.

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There’s more than one way to peel a banana it would seem and, courtesy of some high speed photography, we get to see how you can get the job done with a bullet.

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The rain is pouring down and you’re trying to stay as dry as possible moving from point A to point B. Do you walk or run? Minute Physics picks apart the dilemma.

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It’s another day of stylized hand-to-hand combat and Koopa Troopa madness in the Mushroom Kingdom–read on to watch the newest episode of Mario Warfare.

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Take a look at the guts of the tiny and bright Kindle Paperwhite to see how Amazon packed in a well illuminated front-lit screen, a high-capacity battery, and the hardware to run the ebook reader in such a small space.

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When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.

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HabitRPG is a free web-based tool that makes enforcing new habits and keeping resolutions fun by turning your list of habits, to-dos, and daily routines into an old-school Role Playing Game (RPG).

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When an image is edited well, you hardly notice it. When it’s edited poorly, you can’t get past the poor Photoshopping efforts of some hasty graphic designer. Check out the top 10 Photoshop disasters from 2012 for a chuckle.

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We’ve shown you a photo-tour of the Rapberry Pi factory before, but this video offers an in-motion view of how the tiny little hobby boards are assembled.

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It would be easy to assume that the awesome deep space images NASA has been sharing with us for years are simply beamed down from various satellites and space craft before being revealed to the public, but the actual process ...

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If you’re not sold on the functionality of the now ubiquitous Windows key, can you reassign it to a more useful task? Read on to see how.

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Whether you were enjoying free domestic calls via Gmail’s built-in phone function throughout 2012 or this is the first you’ve heard of the feature, you can take advantage of free calls throughout 2013.

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Hobby boards like the Arduino beg to be built up into gaming systems; the Esplora branch of the Arduino project makes it even easier by including hardwired buttons, a joy stick, and other game-focused features right on the development board.

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Evidence that 3D printing techniques are maturing in their capabilities: working 3D records. This interesting tutorial takes a look at how you can produce a serviceable LP with a 3D printer.

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Combine an ultra-slow motion camera, a flaming pan of a gasoline, and a blatant disregard for personal safety, and you’ve got the makings of an awesome slow-motion video.

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If Santa brought you a Raspberry Pi this Christmas, this handy list of tips for new Pi owners will help get you started.

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If you’re a recent convert to Windows 8, you might be missing speedy access to your recently accessed items/documents. Read on to see how you can still access your recent activities.

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Once upon a Christmas holiday long, long ago, we find the original Craigslist and a very confused Santa.

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If you’re in the mood for a little Christmas Day rock spectacular with guitar riffs and jets of fire–and we certainly are–this video is not to be missed.

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If you build a tiny desktop Doctor Who TARDIS, how can you simulate the massive interior of the alien space ship? With augmented reality, of course.

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It’s frustrating when publishers don’t offer digital versions of their books; 1DollarScans makes it easy to digitize books, magazines, and manuals for use on digital devices.

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Last month we shared a collection of cool Star Wars papercraft snowflakes with you; now we’re back with one more just-in-time set for some holiday decorating fun.

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