Magnetic Nail Holder Protects Your Fingers

How many times have you been hammering a nail into a piece of wood, only to miss and smack your finger? The pain from this action is the worst. It’s right up there with stepping on LEGO pieces. And if you hit your fingernail, it will probably turn black and fall off. Nasty. Well, this simple device will protect your fingers when hammering nails.

The Safety Nailer is a magnetic nail holder that holds the target nail and protects your fingers from the hammer at the same time. It’s made of impact resistant ABS plastic, and you wear it around your fingers using elastic bands. It will shield your fingers from the wrath of the hammer, while neodymium magnets make sure that the nail stays where it should. It has three different size nail holes.

As an added bonus, it’s designed to keep the nail straight so that it never gets bent due to the wrong angle of impact. This is a handy tool for anyone who is prone to hammering their own digits. It even works as a starter for screws so that’s another reason to give it a go. It costs just $9.95 over on The Grommet. Your fingers will thank you.

[via The Gadgeteer via Mike Shouts]

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This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks

Designer Chris Patty may have won Christmas. This year, his family decided all the gifts they gave each other had to be handmade. He decided to make his dad a fancy jukebox with some classic tunes inside.

This isn’t a jukebox like you’d see in a ’50s diner mind you, it’s more like a wooden cigar box with a computer inside. What makes it truly unique is the way that you select tunes to play on it. He connected a card reader to the Raspberry Pi, and programmed it to choose the song based on magnetic stripe information recorded on each card.

The system limits the listener to the specific songs that Chris has created cards for, but from the looks of it, there are lots of songs to enjoy. Patty has promised a tutorial for people wanting to build their own jukeboxes is coming, and is also working on a Kickstarter for a version you can buy for yourself. You can sign up for more information on the project here.

[via The Verge via Mashable]

Pet Feeding Reminder Device


One of the great things about pets is that they’re great listeners because they never talk back. Unfortunately because they can’t talk, they can’t tell you if you’ve forgotten to feed them, or if you’ve already fed them. Your fish aren’t going to say anything when they’re hungry (hopefully, if your fish do start talking please see a doctor immediately). Never miss a pet feeding again with this Pet Feeding Reminder. Take the guesswork out of feeding, no more overfeeding or missed feeding. Just click over the indicator once the animal is fed and you’re done.

The backside is magnetic so you can stick it right onto your pet’s cage or even your fridge. Also includes double-sided tape if that’s more suitable for your needs. The red and green colors make it simple to see if your pet has already been fed or not. No more pissed off pet snakes, no more hangry guinea pigs, no more evil cat stares (ok, maybe that won’t stop), and no more Golden Retrievers giving you the hungry puppy dog eyes when they’ve already been fed (ok that probably won’t stop either, but you can show them this as proof they’ve been fed). Helps keeps the kids responsible for their pet feeding chores too. Also great for seniors, and busy people.

Pet Feeding Reminder Device
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