E Ink’s AM200 Electronic Paper Display (EPD) Prototype Kit is for DIYers who want to make their own e-book. The kit includes a glass-based active matrix display with Vizplex imaging film, a Metronome Display controller and all the hardware and software needed. It supports 5, 6, 8, and 9.7-inch displays, weighs only 150 g, is a mere 7.2 mm thick and includes 2 Li-ion batteries and charger. Design your own, find an investor and you can probably give Kindle a little competition.
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Art Haines has developed the SUNN electric/solar car that can hit a top speed of 35 mph. You won’t be able to race down the highway, but with the customized kit you will be able to get where you need to go and help save the planet. It comes with windshield wiper, disc brakes, seat belts, turn signals and lights for $4,500.00 in your choice of color. You add the batteries and/or solar panel. The company claims that it will only take about 80 to 120 human-hours to put it together. Initiated as a high school project, they are also working on two pickup trucks.
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As we know by now, Rubik’s Cube devotees actually compete to see who is the fastest. Want to up your game and join the ranks of a speed cuber? MegaHouse’s kit comes with a cube, screwdrivers to dissect it and make it respond quicker, lubricant, and a manual on how you can achieve your goal. And you thought the competitors were just nimble-fingered. Although the instructions are in Japanese, we figure there must be illustrations. The Speed Cubing Kit is available for 2,625 Yen (~$26.00>.)
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