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It’s time we played with water, electricity, and CAD software. Listen in and we’ll tell you how to get the most bang out of your super soaker, the proper way to control voltage and current, and go over some free alternatives to that CAD software you might be using.

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Super Soaker Mods (00:06)
-sscentral.org/mods

Playing with Electricity (15:30)
-wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_and_parallel_circuits
-instructables.com/id/Visualizing-Circuits

CAD/CAM Software (23:34)
-cnc-toolkit.com
-heeks.net
-shapeoko.com/archives/969 (makercam.com)
-sketchup.com (with extensions)
-123dapp.com
-tinkercad.com
-linuxcnc.org
-openscam.com

-inventables.com/technologies/desktop-cnc-mill-kits-shapeoko
-cnczone.com/forums/opensource_software
-wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Cam
-probotix.com/cnc_software

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In our discussion about how to mod a PS3 controller we managed to get a bit off topic and discuss some of the downfalls we’ve seen with other answers sites. In the end, we managed some cool ideas about modding the PS3 controller, but sadly I don’t think any headway will be made on wikihow.

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PS3 Rapid Fire (00:21)
-Turns out, while doing this on a Xbox is relatively easy, a PS3 controller is a whole other beast.

Our Little Tangent
-A quick run down of our issues with ehow (ehow again), Yahoo answers and wikihow (note how much better instructions that come with a kit actually are).

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Listen as we figure out ways to use drill bits that are too small for a drill, and then move on to discuss how you might add speakers to a hollowed out MacBook casing. Tune in Monday for the next post in this series.

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Due to school and visiting friends, I haven’t been able to find resources yet. I will find and post them over the weekend as I find time.

Drilling Tiny Holes (01:58)
-Removing a screw with a rubber band
-Heat Shrink is always fantastic.
-Something like the first 30 seconds of this video is what I was talking about with wrapped wire.
-Just imagine all these rings wrapped around and soldered to your drill bit.
-Also, Vise Grips, a bench vise or needle nose pliers could help out

MacBook Speakers (07:36)
-The super flat speaker material I was talking about.
-While Tesla Coils aren’t exactly speakers, you can modulate sound thought the sparks, there’s a cool kickstarter that talks about it.
-There’s also plasma speakers.
-If you want to go more traditional, there’s electrostatic loudspeakers (and a couple of instructionals)
-Should you choose to use flat panel speakers, there’s portable ones that work well.
-Perhaps you need a chorus of shrill birds?

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And now, the highly anticipated and fashionably (hopefully) late part 4 of our 4 part series! What do satellites, mirrors, and electromagnets have in common? They’re all lethal weapons in the wrong hands, and we’ll talk about how those hands do it in the final chapter of the Supervillain Saga!

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Railguns, Satellites, and Kinetic Weapons(1:09)
-Wikipedia has a page with a pretty decent “cool picture / math” ratio that explains how railguns work.
-Just in case anyone was wondering, the Queen’s official address is Buckingham Palace in London, but she uses the Windsor Castle as her personal residence on weekends.
- Jake mentioned the “Star Wars” Missile Defense Program, but what he ends up talking about is actually Project Thor.

Some extra links from Stump
Hand Held Flamethrower
Weather Control and a second
Giant Robotic suit/limbs
Despicable Me Weapons

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It’s time for Part 3 of our supervillain special! Get ready to learn how to build your own EMP gun, focus the powers of electricity, kill people with a smile, or just blow the top off of every volcano you cross. Don’t forget to tune in Friday for the final segment in our supervillain series!

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Your Very Own Volcanic Eruption (0:37)
-A quick refresher on Diet Coke and Mentos
-How to trigger your own volcano

Pulling Asteroids Towards Earth (6:18)
-Some current plans to mine and tow asteroids
-Some basics on intercepting satellites
-There are 5 Die Hards…Matt needs to get out more often.
-Interestingly the first time the term file sale was used to describe a cyber attack was in Die Hard, otherwise, it means totally a different thing.

Solar Flares and EMP Cannons (14:57)
-Turns out, solar flares are caused by a buildup of magnetic energy in the sun (so I’m wondering if there’s a way to cause more energy buildup)
-It’s called a magnatron, and this is it’s gun
-Would you like to build your very own HREF or EMP Gun
-On the topic of mythbusters, here’s a good forum where people are discussing the magnatron episode (the cool thing about it, is someone there posted a link to a super awesome microwave weapon, and another article on the failing of larger scale microwave weapons)
-Also, if you open the door while your microwave is running and the magnetron is on, you probably will get a nasty burn at the bare minimum

Tesla powers. Go! (22:29)
-You can find quite a few Tesla Coil guns online (including directions to make your own)
-You can also find Tesla Coils on hats and backpack mounted on segways if you look hard enough
-Do you need more proof that Tesla worked for good and Edison for evil? Perhaps a comic book that shows them in the true supervillain/superhero roles would enlighten you. (I’ve never read this before, so I’m not sure if it’s worth recommending, but I will be shortly and I’ll let you know what I think about it if I can find it)

The Jokers poison (27:00)
-This is the poison that the Joker uses to kill his victims, leaving them with smiles on their faces

Mutually assured destruction (29:15)
-The dead hand system
-And yes, the codes for nuclear launch in the US were all zeros

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