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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

We’ve shared various Quadrotor robot videos with you but we never expected to share one of the robots peacefully building a structure.

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If you’re looking for a cheap way to integrate a touchscreen-controlled stereo into your car, this clever Nook hack turns the inexpensive Android tablet into a polished mobile media center.

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While the burly CPU gets the press releases and the glory, the tiny microprocessor is the unsung hero of the technological revolution.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks for scoring free Wi-Fi while on the road. Now we’re back to share the wealth; read on to see how your fellow readers stay connected while traveling.

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What do you get when you mix fire, hammers, cocktails, and a video camera capable of recording over 5,000 frames per second? This hypnotic video of martini-fueled mayhem.

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If you’re looking to capture smooth pans and steady video without purchasing expensive commercial gear, this DIY stabilizer will give you rock-steady video.

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Once a week we comb through our tips box and reader comments to share useful tips and tricks with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to get the new Google navigation bar ahead of schedule, search the Kindle Lending Library from the web, and how to clear up SD formatting issues.

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There’s a good chance that your smart phone is loaded with root-level spyware installed—not by a malicious internet source, but by your phone provider. Find out how to detect and remove it to increase performance and privacy.

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Windows: If you’re not a fan of the new set of games in Windows 7 and long for the simple days of Windows XP pinball, this simple tutorial will show you how to bring back the classic Windows XP games.

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What does a triple-arena packed with 12,000 gamers and their rigs look like? It’s all the nest of cables, cases, and caffienated drinks you imagine it to be. Read on to peek inside the world’s largest LAN party.

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The holiday season is in full swing and that means many of us will be traveling–and searching for Wi-Fi nodes in the process. Help your fellow readers out by sharing your best Wi-Fi finding tips and tricks.

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If you have a hankering from some old-school ASCII artwork, Asciifi is a free and lightening fast HTML5 ASCII converter.

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The open-source Arduino board is the heart of thousands of different DIY projects–it would be easy to think that the Arduino has always been around. The ubiquitous little hobby board, however, is but a scant six years old.

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Earlier this spring Google introduced the black navigation bar; now they’ve updated the bar to take up less space and be more useful.

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If you’d like to bulk copy CDs/DVDs without the sticker shock of a $500+ commercial duplicator, this DIY LEGO duplicator is a homebrew solution.

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If you’re a fan of the wildly popular RPG game Skyrim, you’ve undoubtedly discovered the books sprinkled throughout the Empire. This collection brings them all together for out-of-game reading.

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You can lend books from your Kindle library to other Kindle users but it’s not always easy to find people with books you want. Lendle is a social network for Kindle readers to share books with each other.

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Once a week we roundup some of the answers we’ve sent out to reader questions and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at inter-LAN messaging with Windows 7, multi-monitor full screen video, and alternative Windows file copiers.

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Internet search has changed enormously in the last decade; this video tour of Google evolving search strategies shows us where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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If you’re looking for a DIY project with a 1980s theme, this create-your-own hologram kit is your ticket to 3D greatness.

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Nearly everyone is familiar with Black Friday, the massive shopping day right after Thanksgiving, but Cyber Monday is a recent invention. Check out this infographic for the low down.

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Link, of the Legend of Zelda fame, has adventured far and wide–so far and wide, in fact, that it’s time to dump out the inventory screen and make room for new things.

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Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two.

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In this moving and brilliantly executed stop motion film, a small toy takes a voyage across the world without leaving the desk he lives on.

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If you’re interested in electronics tinkering but a bit overwhelmed by learning electronics schematics, this helpful introductory video will get you started.

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