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See video Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays.

4:04 2260 6.04
See video Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote

Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote by Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX.

4:07 1594 5.87
See video Levitating magnet - Meissner effect

This video of a levitating magnet demonstrates the Meissner effect (also known as the Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect) - the expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor.

1:42 2193 5.72
See video How to make a Hoverboard Part 1

This video shows you how to build a hoverboard from scratch.

3:24 484 5.61
See video Non-Newtonian liquid - hole that does not disappear

A mixture of cornstarch or potato flour and water in a ratio between 2:1 and 3:2.

2:44 1427 5.51
See video 15 year old from Malawi builds windmill using spare parts

William Kamkwamba, a school drop-out (his family couldn't afford the fees) who lives in a remote village with no electricity, built his family a windmill using bicycle parts and scrap materials. The young inventor only had a photograph in a primary school textbook on energy  to guide him.

6:08 246 5.41
See video Science experiment: How to get an Egg inside a Bottle

This video shows you how to get a hardboiled egg in a bottle even though it does not fit through the opening. It is possible to do this without breaking the egg.

2:07 1686 5.29
See video $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera - Lose The Tripod

This instructional video shows you how to build a small, light weight video or photo camera stabilizer for less than $1.

1:37 134 5.15
See video How much food could you grow in your garden?

Judy Alexander demonstrates how she manages to grow an enormous amount and variety of food on her plot of land.

27:53 116 4.70
See video How to make a Hoverboard Part 2

In this video Jason tries to improve on the design from part 1, showing you how to design a hoverboard that hovers on water.

3:25 147 4.70
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