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What interesting use can I make of two old handheld radios?

I have two old Radio Shack handheld radios. They were purchased in the US, originally for communication on the ski slopes. On the back, there is a number "09A06" and it also says CAT NO 21-1936. I was about to throw them away, but would rather repurpose them for something. I live in a large metropolitan area, in an apartment. I am good at programming and am comfortable using something like an Arduino, Rasberry Pi, BeagleBone, etc. What interesting hack can I use these for?
posted by bangitliketmac on May 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for cool electronics building kits

I've been building guitar pedal kits from buildyourownclone, and it's been great fun. I'm running out of pedals I want to make for myself, and am looking for other projects, like this stereo tube amp, and maybe this sous vide. Can you recommend more electronics projects (preferably kits, so I don't have to scrounge for parts) that are cool and look good at the end? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Hack a Canon external Flash for high-speed video marking

How can I hack a Canon external Flash for my high-speed video application? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Jun 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me rehab my spa pillows

Spa Pillow Rehab? Looking for suggestions on how to replace "skin" over foam spa pillows. [more inside]
posted by Big_B on Mar 22, 2012 - 1 answer

Dead MacBook = Minecraft server? Robot brain?

What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Jan 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Easiest and/or best way to repair a small hole in a brick wall?

DIYFilter: I have a small hole in a brick wall. Can I use expanding-foam to repair it? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Oct 23, 2010 - 5 answers

This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...

It's not uncommon to take Rice Krispies (a commercial mass produced finished product) and turn it into Rice Krispie bars (a homemade treat). What other finished products do normal people regularly convert to something else? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jul 7, 2010 - 45 answers

Why isn't 1 photo/second an option on high-end consumer cameras?

What's the cheapest way to take a long, automated series of photos (time-lapse photography) on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50? Difficulty: ultra-cheap! [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Apr 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Easy On/Easy Off

Can a Staples "Easy" button be used as an on/off switch for a desktop computer? If so, how?
posted by Heatwole on Jan 31, 2009 - 10 answers

help me feed my gas-emitting microb-enriched compost pile

Geeky DIY Homesteading [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Jun 25, 2008 - 11 answers

open sesame

There is a gate leading to a parking garage. Gate is opened by remote control, but the range on the garage door remote is not sufficient to open the gate from inside a car (unless said car is < 1 inch from gate). How to fix? [more inside]
posted by striker on Apr 7, 2005 - 14 answers

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