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whats is a cool inexpensive gadget i can make??? Answered

im very bored and i need something to do!!!!!!

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framistan (author)2011-12-10

Take a flashlight and 2 magnifying glasses. Go outside at night with the 3 items and hold the magnifying glasses in front of the flashlight. See how far away you can send the beam of light down the street. If you are a geek, this will entertain you for at least an HOUR! ... then you may start asking yourself some QUESTIONS.... Can the beam be detected at the other end with a solar cell? Can the beam be MODULATED using a microphone, and sound transmitted on the beam? Will the solar cell detect the sound if i attach the solar cell to a small audio amplifier? If a person at the other end makes a similar light beam, can we talk 2 ways... or will the light beams interfere with each other??? Do the light beams have to be VISABLE light... or would INFRA-RED LED's work also??? There is no reason to be bored if you keep thinking and asking questions and building things that answer your questions.

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Kiteman (author)2011-12-04

What tools and/or materials do you have available?

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kylekosan23 (author)Kiteman2011-12-09

u know the regular handy man tools

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thrashermanTotalDIY (author)2011-12-06

I am always thinking the same thing.... Just think... OMG thats cool! and then simplify it to something smalland make a gadget

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rickharris (author)2011-12-04

Beats me, what are you interested in - What skills do you have/want how deep are your pockets??

People who get board generally don't have the patience to learn anything new.

There are millions of hobbies out there - BUT for the most part they take time - That;s the point.

However a suggestion
Newtons cradle - Look it up.

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Re-design (author)rickharris2011-12-04

I like those. Glass marble could be subbed for the steel spheres.

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lemonie (author)2011-12-04

Try banging your head against a wall. A friend told me that it really worked for her...

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