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Household Hacker - Turkey Technology

MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
So I'm sure some of you have seen or heard of Household Hacker, a blog that posts informative do-it-yourselves on interesting ways to use household objects as technology. You can be your own MacGuyver with the help of a little science and some crap you have lying around.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, they've put up a video on how to cook a Turkey, using a simple light bulb and DVD-R assembly as your heat source. Awesome!

I tried some of these and while it was pretty cool powering a TV with an AAA battery, it isn't very practical. I mean you'd need to buy a pack of batteries with every movie you watch just to get through them. Maybe something different would work better, like a large flashlight battery or a car battery? hmm, I don't know, I'm not a trained science professional like those guys.

So has anyone else tried these? What other cool stuff can you make with some simple household items?

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    TurkeyTech, you say?

    ...Great. Now I have cyborg turkeys on my mind...And turkey terminators.

    I blame you for this, mono.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Know what else is a household item that you can cook a turkey with? An oven!

    Is this a comedy site? Power a 120V TV with a 1.5V battery? SRSLY?

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm trying the speaker. The other stuff just seems ridiculous. Did you honestly get a tv to work on a AAA battery Mono?

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    ArcticXCArcticXC Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    This can only end one way...

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    KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Fake.

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    AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    If it's the stuff I think it is, it's a product from the SA forums. There was a thread in SH/SC about it. :P

    I really want to try the AAA battery powering a TV, but our UK plugs are 3 pronged :(

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    TechnicalityTechnicality Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Best site ever! I laughed so much. Thanks for not giving it away in the OP, and leaving me with a few moments of total confusion. :D

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    God... It's like a horrid deadpan joke. I find it funny and yet sad at the same time, since I know people are going to try this shit on their own and seriously screw up something at some point.

    I really should show this guy that somebody one-up'd his charging an iPod with an onion by charging an iPod with a baseball. I mean... look at all that PE stored in the baseball! It could be endless!

    Granted, some of my friends fell for it and that makes me laugh so much it hurts.

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    ShmorkyShmorky Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    But, it's the internet. Everything on the internet is real!! You're just trying to destroy my world!! D:

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    revolverevolve Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    It's a joke, FYI. From a guy at the Something Awful forums.

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    revolve wrote: »
    It's a joke, FYI. From a guy at the Something Awful forums.

    gee thanks ruiny mc ruinerpants

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    revolverevolve Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Monoxide wrote: »
    revolve wrote: »
    It's a joke, FYI. From a guy at the Something Awful forums.

    gee thanks ruiny mc ruinerpants

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    what

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    revolverevolve Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    :D:D

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