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Veteran, hero and prolific movie pirate

Veteran, hero and prolific movie pirate

Meet Hyman Strachman, aka “Big Hy”, a 92 year old World War II veteran who spends his free time copying Hollywood feature films, many still in theaters, and sends them overseas to the courageous men and women of the armed forces, all at his expense. “Big Hy” buys bootleg copies of popular movies such as...
Home-made Gyroscopic Camera Stabilization

Home-made Gyroscopic Camera Stabilization

Profession gyroscopic stabilization systems for video cameras can get quite expensive. So, what’s a tinkerer to do? The DIY route, and that’s exactly what [David Prutchi] did. Also as part of the project, I came across the professional-grade (and professionally priced, starting at $1,600) gyroscopic camera stabilizers made by Kenyon Laboratories. These devices don’t seem...
Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

Did you catch the electric fever? Want to reduce your gasoline consumption? Need a weekend new and are you on a budget? Well, check out the “Build You Own Electric Motorcycle Project”, a very detailed Instructable by [bennelson] and http://300mpg.org/. In this project, they convert a 1981 Kawasaki KZ440 to electric. Powered by four Optima...