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…LED Light Drawing Pens are easy to make?

Light Graffiti

Light graffiti is a fun photography style where you set your camera up to take a long exposure at night, and then use a handheld light sources to ‘draw’ in the frame.

The easiest way to create light graffiti is with an LED pen, since they can be made in all sorts of different colors, and the small, very focused light will give you detailed lines without illuminating the rest of the image.

To make your very own set of LED Light Drawing Pens, check out Instructables, where they’ve posted a guide that will turn some plastic tubing, an LED, and rudimentary wiring into a LED pen in no time.

[Instructables – LED Light Drawing Pens]

[Photo Via: Eric Castro]

…It’s TGI Friday: Kongregate Labs?

Shoot

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to develop your own Flash game, then check out Kongregate Labs, where the team from Kongregate will walk you through a nine step ‘Shootorial’ that will teach you how to make your very own game, called Shoot.

With everything from how to move the ship and create scrolling backgrounds to missiles and collision detection, it’s a step by step guide to making your own game that should have you well on your way to creating games that will have others glued to their monitors for hours.

[Kongregate Labs]

…New gadgets are just a hack away?

Depression

Has the damaged economy managed to crush your new gadget budget?

Instead of sitting around and complaining, why not make your old things new again with a few “creative” hacks?

To help you along the path to recycled gadget goodness, Gizmodo has put together a guide to Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades, including turning your Xbox, PC or Apple TV into a genuine media center, hacking your iPod with Rockbox, converting your PC into a Mac, flashing your crappy router’s firmware with DD-WRT to turn it into a top-of-the-line piece of hardware, downloading new maps for your old GPS, jailbreaking your iPhone for Wi-Fi Internet tethering, and modding your Wii to create a free emulation machine.

Who said the next great depression had to be so depressing?

[Gizmodo – Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For The Next Great Depression]

…You can live in your car?

Living In Your Car

Times are tough, and the economic crunch is definitely hitting a lot of people hard, so if you’re one of the unlucky ones that’s been forced out of your home by unfriendly foreclosure, then Motive is here to help.

They’ve put together a How-To that’s filled with tips for living out of your car, and with such gems as “screw fast food”, “keep clean to maintain your job and your sanity”, and “leave dryer sheets under the front seats to help mitigate the stink”, it’s an indispensable guide to mi casa es mi coche living arrangements.

[Motive – How To: Live In Your Car]

…It’s Things Thursday: Things That Might Kill You?

Things That Might Kill YouLooking for a bit of light summer reading?

Then pick up The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs.

Filled with symptoms that you probably have right now (or as I like to call them, warning signs) this book will make sure no runny nose goes unchecked, no upset stomach gets ignored, and no headache is experienced without a clear understanding of their direct link to measles, mumps, and/or the plague.

Plus, there are plenty of cute illustrations for the kiddies.

[Via: Uncrate]