Instructables: exploring - technology - clocks - featured Thu, 2 Oct 2014 06:03:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Javelin's Word Clock
Javelin's Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> nitrohawk My place of employment, Javelin, is always looking for ways to make our products and services personable. Recently, an opportunity presented itself where I was asked to construct a word clock for a client. I found a number of great guides such as the Sleek Word Clock by scottbez1, Wordclock Grew Up ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:37:06 PDT
A 'Green' Clock
A 'Green' Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Siddharth Jain Well, now you'd never have throw away those used up cells, for this clock can run purely on the energy from 'used up' cells!I had always wondered what to do with those used up cells I have been collecting, and after I came across this, I knew what to do with them. The only thing I needed to figure o...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:05:21 PDT
Wordclock - More DIY How To Projects]]> wouterdevinck Ever since first seeing QLOCKTWO by Biegert & Funk a couple of years ago, I have wanted a word clock on my living room wall. The original, however, somewhat exceeds my yearly clock budget, so I started looking for alternatives.The internet is riddled with DIY and commercial versions of this type of ...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:32:05 PDT
Easy-to-Build: Modern Glowing Lego Clock
Easy-to-Build: Modern Glowing Lego Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> MichelleW1 LEGOs don't always have to be used for building. Combining refurbished Legos, colored lighting, and a glossy clock face will create a clock with great modernity, and a great addition to your home or child's playroom. This kid-friendly clock was planned and built by a 12-year old, with minimal adul...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:58:03 PDT
Lunar Phase Clock
Lunar Phase Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aleator777 In this Instructable we will be building a dynamic lunar lamp with the Raspberry Pi. With your very own lunar clock you'll always know the current phase of the moon, no matter the weather! History and Theory Budding astronomer? Recently bitten by a werewolf? Whatever your lunar-phase-knowing ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 13:51:30 PDT
ChronosMEGA; a wrist watch
ChronosMEGA; a wrist watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> N.fletch I've always loved watches; not only are they aesthetic and beautiful, but they are functional, precise and useful. An elegant fusion between engineering and art; two normally opposed perspectives, now joined in harmonic unison. However, all technologies like the dial-up internet, the CVT monitor a...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:43:35 PDT
Cinema Slate
Cinema Slate - More DIY How To Projects]]> SpaceShipOne I have always been very much interested in the behind-the-scenes aspect of film-making; all the gear that goes into a single shoot.  As a college student I even had the opportunity to show movies on 35mm film.  As a result of all this I wanted to make something that looked like it belonged on a movi...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:33:42 PDT
Acrylic Skeleton Clock
Acrylic Skeleton Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> benmurton This is a clock made fully out of acrylic! This was originally was my year 13 mechanical engineering college project, we had to research, design and build a project for a stakeholder, this including lots of recording so there is no shortage of photos. the use of acrylic for a main building m...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:35 PDT
Big Digit Backwards counting bluetooth Clock
Big Digit Backwards counting bluetooth Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer Why? I wanted to make my own big 7-segment digits for a long time now. I had some ideas how to do them differently. During the process I came to the conclusion that the standard 7-segment display isn't that bad :) . I did have to change something so I ended up with a 29-segment digit. I am really ha...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:34:08 PDT
Nixie bargraph clock
Nixie bargraph clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thereisonlyme So I have seen lots of Nixie clocks online and thought they looked great, however I didn't want to spend $100+ on a clock that doesn't even include the tubes! So with a little electronics knowledge I hunted around the various nixie tubes and circuits. I wanted to make something a little differe...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:51:14 PDT
vintage style nixie wall clock
vintage style nixie wall clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi After the success of my first nixie clock made out from a rosewood block, I decided to lose no time and to carry on with the next one. As some of you guys already know, or imagine, lately I'm indeed a little bit addicted to nixie-mania. I've bought many nixie tubes on eBay, and I experienced in elec...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:36:13 PST
Single digit numitron clock
Single digit numitron clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> pinomelean Numitrons are neat display devices similar to nixie tubes but designed for much lower voltages. Numitrons are basically incandescent displays in which filaments create the segments. They have a retro look that i liked so much. I bought 6x IV-9 russian numitrons in ebay, they were about 3$ eac...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:24:17 PST
Batman Wall Clock
Batman Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tophattaylor_uk So over the last couple of weeks I have been making plans to decorate my godsons bedroom and he wanted a Batman themed room so thought I would start off easy and build him a Batman style wall clock. Its actually pretty simple to make and relatively low cost, ended up costing about £4. Most of you w...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:37:47 PST
KlockFun: Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive
KlockFun: Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> funelab Hi All, This is my first Instructable and it's a cuckoo alarm clock from hard drive: KlockFun. I love clocks and I want to I started designing a best alarm clock from an old hard disk drive, the earliest LED displays and a cuckoo bird. I want to bring the world of LED to as many enthusiasts and ho...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:58:15 PST
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi As first instructable of the year I managed to finally complete my age-long nixie clock project. Nixies are neon valve tubes, where ten cathodes have shape of digits and are lighted up by plasma when high voltage flows through them. I love these old era displays, which have been employed in last ...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:29:17 PST
Cords Wall Clock
Cords Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 This is one of the nylon cords clocks I'm making for my Etsy shop.  Although it takes quite some time to make it, the technique I used is very simple so I decided to show you how to do it. You can make all the shapes you want with this technique and create many different things! All you need is cord...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:20:51 PST
Tidal Clock
Tidal Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> make77 This is a tutorial for making the Tidal Clock. The clock shows the ebb and flow between high and low tide by a rising and falling water level. It consists of an airtight acrylic container that has a front visible chamber and a back hidden chamber. A volume rotates through the back chamber, displacin...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 18:27:01 PST
Custom digital clock from wood and Jeep VIC
Custom digital clock from wood and Jeep VIC - More DIY How To Projects]]> florlayamp     I was trolling through the junkyard in the usual Jeep section awhile back and I came across the Grand Cherokees. I saw that almost everyone of them still had the vehicle information center display still in them. I seen online that these displays show the time and date among other things like iss...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:22:49 PDT
From a Coffeemaker to a Travel Alarm Clock
From a Coffeemaker to a Travel Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison I am a big believer in a greener way of life so I reduce reuse recycle and repurpose, to this end I gather many things put out for the garbage, the computers I get my wife likes to rebuild and gives them away to people that can’t afford a computer. The other things I get to repair repurpose or strip...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:05:27 PDT
Digital/Analog Clock - Arduino + PaperCraft
Digital/Analog Clock - Arduino + PaperCraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> alstroemeria In this instructable we will be recreating a clock inspired by Alvin Aronson's original design. When I first saw this clock I was very impressed by how clean an elegant the design was I immediately wanted to recreate this effect. Alvin Aronson's original design (made with corian and wood): I ho...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 23:54:04 PDT
Make a Tetris clock out of cassette tapes!
Make a Tetris clock out of cassette tapes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 What better way to make an 80's game clock than out of 80's materials?!  So I've got a serious surplus of old cassette tapes and they just don't get listened to anymore. I don't want to throw them away, so I'll just use them up on various projects like this one! This is a fun little Saturday after...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 08:32:16 PDT
How to Bring a 1970s AM/FM Flip Clock Back to Life
How to Bring a 1970s AM/FM Flip Clock Back to Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElmarM Would it be cool to find an old flip clock to steampunk?  Good News and Bad News: Good News: My chance came a few days ago and I bought a 70s Lloyds Solid State clock in an antiques flea market for a whopping $5.00 …could not pass it up. Here comes the bad news - we brought it home and ended up f...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 20:53:16 PDT
Resistor Color Code Clock
Resistor Color Code Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tcone Call me a huge nerd, but I recently decided it was necessary to memorize the color codes used to designate the values of different resistors.  I've also recently become interested in making (relatively) large scale representations of electronic components, either in a semi-functional or purely artis...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 16:53:44 PDT
Made it at TechShop (PGH) - Upcycled Ikea Clock andyleer I found a $.99 clock at Ikea called the Vakis. It's a nice little clock with a simple face, very plain looking. I thought it would be great to add a wooden veneer to it to class it up a little. I made this at TechShop PGH on a Trotec Speedy 300 Laser with Corel Draw. 
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:53:53 PDT
Timing gear and chain clock - almost free!
Timing gear and chain clock - almost free! - More DIY How To Projects]]> streetrod5 Hopefully when you changed your car's timing set, you didn't toss the old gears and the chain.  I almost did, but my wife showed me this: $125 US plus shipping.  Right. So I decided to kludge this together for my brother's...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:28:51 PDT
LED Dawn / Sunrise Alarm Clock, Nightlight & Security Light - Arduino Compatible
LED Dawn / Sunrise Alarm Clock, Nightlight & Security Light - Arduino Compatible - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ugifer As the nights gradually lengthened in autumn 2011, I discovered the joys of Arduino and thought that it would be a great way to implement something that I have wanted for a long while - a gentle way to wake up on a winter's morning.  Sadly, it has taken me over a year to find the time and understand...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:46:13 PST
Explosive Alarm Clock
Explosive Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> giovannire The Explosive Alarm Clock is a fully-functional alarm clock made with an old beeping alarm clock. You need: 1. Electronic alarm clock 2. Cardboard rolls 3. Paper packaging 4. Old wires 5. Hot glue 6. Electrical tape 7. Cutter disassemble Take in pieces the old alarm clock. sticks Cut the c...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:36:37 PST
LED Clock
LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Onyx Ibex A 24-hour clock with hour, minute, and second indicators. Here's the catch, despite being a digital media (LED's) it is still displaying using an analog method (circles!). I finished making this clock months ago but did not bring it with me to school so I wasn't able to take pictures and all until n...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:22:20 PST
A DVD Player Hack
A DVD Player Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmitryp This is a description of an open source/open hardware project of a remotely controlled Arduino (Freeduino) based clock/thermometer utilising power supply and VFD panel from a broken DVD player in a custom made acrylic enclosure. The aim of the project was to demonstrate what could be done from elect...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 19:56:45 PST
Making a Mayan Tzolkin Calendar
Making a Mayan Tzolkin Calendar - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliverbogler OK, I will admit that I am a little obsessed with things Mayan at the moment, which explains why I wanted to make a Mayan Tzolkin calendar. I modeled the general layout and fabrication on the very nice Sleek Word Clock by scottbez1 which you can see here:
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:49:38 PST
Laser Cut Analog Clock scoochmaroo Inspired by the giant clock in the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco, I set out to create an 18" version for hanging at home.  I loved the look of the Roman numerals, and the idea of combining an analog clock with the technology of lasers!  I cut the all pieces on an Epilog laser cutter, but you can...
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:14:32 PDT
Buzz Wire Alarm Clock
Buzz Wire Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> hertzgamma Does it happen to you to slide your finger across your phone's screen and turn the alarm off ... just because you have automated this task and don't even need to open your eyes? Well, let me present to you the alarm clock that WILL MAKE YOU: ..... stand from the bed ..... open your eyes ..... get...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:22:46 PDT
book clock
book clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Book clocks are analog clocks combined into the spines of vintage hardcover books. Book clocks can be made from almost any kind of book and can be easily customized with your favourite books! These book clocks look great in a bookshelf next to other books and is sure to amaze your literary friends! ...
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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:43:38 PDT
PVC Pipe Clock
PVC Pipe Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Alexander Dumbhead One of the things I like doing the most, is taking something cheap, and transforming it into something extraordinary. It's just so much fun! The way you feel when you've completed it, the way everything fits together when you're making it, that feeling of pride in your own abilities! So here goes my...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 06:19:15 PDT
Cwik Clock v1.0 - An Arduino Binary Clock
Cwik Clock v1.0 - An Arduino Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> cwik Overview This is a guide to building an Arduino-powered clock that uses LEDs to display a 24-hour clock (hours and minutes) as binary digits, an analog meter to display the seconds, a switch to toggle between time-display and time-setting mode, and 2 knobs for setting the hours and minutes. This was...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 01:26:11 PDT
Full Binary Clock
Full Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbbrain I was wandering the internet looking for a good arduino tutorial on how to build a binary clock with seconds, but I could not find one. So now I am  writing this for you to have a binary clock with seconds, minutes, and hours. What I did: -Because controlling 20 LEDs individually for this cube woul...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 00:43:13 PDT
Victorian Inspired Binary Clock
Victorian Inspired Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> dsmith84 This is my first attempt at a vaguely Steampunk make. I've always been impressed by the way Steampunk blends function and aesthetics. Just a little background about myself: I have been a garage woodworker for about 15 years (since before I had a garage), and an electronics dabbler for about a year n...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 20:25:50 PDT
LED Lighted Wooden Wedding Clock
LED Lighted Wooden Wedding Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> scrollsaw22 I started this project to make a unique, one of a kind Wedding Clock for my Sister and Brother-in-law.  Wanted to make something they could have light up and show some aspect of their wedding day for a long time to come. Went thru many designs and finally decided on this design after a few months al...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:13:16 PDT
DIY CONCRETE:: Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHENG Concrete This Instructable will show you how to cast a fiber-reinforced concrete clock in a melamine box, using a foam knockout to recess the clock hands and mechanism. About Fiber Reinforced Concrete: CHENG D-FRC is a fiber reinforced concrete mix that is ideal for large or small projects where strength an...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:48:22 PDT
Clock with steel helmet logo
Clock with steel helmet logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> RuudvandeLooij Always wanted to make a clock nobody else has. It can be done by using your own logo. Two years ago I was in the board of my study association. When we moved to another location about half a year ago within our building the clock we had didn't fit in the new interior. They bought another clock whi...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:05:09 PDT
Whale Desk Clock Carleyy Call it the Clock Whale. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having few timepieces on my table, and nothing particular to interest me online, I thought I would put together a wooden clock that would take the place of my phone on my desk. Whenever I find myself wondering what time it is ...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:54:54 PDT
Laser Cut Clock
Laser Cut Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo I recently made a bunch of laser cut clocks inspired by the clocks I saw being made by Flat Clock. While I liked the style of their clocks, the $100 price tag was far more than I wanted to spend. Fortunately I have a lot of free time and access to a laser cutter. After spending an afternoon fiddling...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 19:01:18 PDT
Dr. Who Inspired Desk Clock
Dr. Who Inspired Desk Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN I've done quite a few clock related instructables lately and I find that when I'm working on one clock I get an idea for another one (at this rate I'll have a home full of clocks).  So the latest idea I had was to make a back lit desk clock.  The idea was incubating for a while and I guess while wat...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 14:27:04 PDT
Owl Clock
Owl Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> thebeef2 Hey everybody.  This is my first real instructable.  I'm entering it on the Make it Real Challenge so if you like it, vote vote vote!  All of the machines used in this Instructable should only be used with proper training, knowledgable supervision, and extreme caution.  Know what you're doing.  I'm ...
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Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:36:25 PDT
Laser-cut ripple clock
Laser-cut ripple clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus It's a wooden clock with lots of concentric circles that mimic ripples in a pond. Cut with a frickin' laser beam. I wanted something that was abstract and yet still had the basic functionality of a clock. It's a little bit of work with Illustrator and a bit of time on the ol' laser cutter. De...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:16:54 PDT
Changing theme of neon light - Starbucks
Changing theme of neon light - Starbucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> instructascott Today I bought a neon clock on ebay.  It was local collection only, so I got it dirt cheap.. £5. I was unsure whether or not to get it at first. Why? Welllllll it was a playboy clock and well...that's a little feminine for me.  I thought that since it was a neon clock there must be a way into the cl...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:04:37 PDT
Metric Clock: Take 2
Metric Clock: Take 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> alecnotalex Some of you may remember my first instructable, the binary metric clock. It was published like a month ago, but I'm too lazy to actually check. After getting an LCD, I've decided to remake a better, easier to read, easier to set, useful version. For those who are not familiar with my first metric cl...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:26:50 PDT
Mechanical CPU Clock
Mechanical CPU Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> lelazary The Mechanical CPU Clock shows the basic building blocks of a CPU (ALU, buses,RAM,registers, and a Control Unit). It executes a set of instructions which will emulate a simple wall clock. The inspiration for this project came from trying to teach my son and daughter about how a computer works (i...
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 23:45:59 PDT
Lamina Nixie Clock
Lamina Nixie Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> zorwick This is my first instructable and I hope you will like it. I have been reading this website for a while now and I decided to publish my project. I am non-native English speaker please excuse my language mistakes. This project is inspired by a previous instructable from Hellboy and his Lantern Clock...
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:07:00 PDT
Steampunk Clock
Steampunk Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenkaniff While exploring the vast maze of IKEA (Canada's Largest :P), I discovered the "Rusch" clock, a cheap item which just screams "MODIFY ME!!". Well, Mr. Clock, you will get your wish. The nice thing about this clock is how easy it is to disassemble. It's made of thin plastic, and most importantly, it...
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 05:46:20 PDT