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    Wednesday
    Aug162017

    Chad's Crappy Corner And Another Gadget For His New August Theme.

    Chad polls our faithful Patrons to determine each month's theme for 'Chad's Crappy Corner'. This month our patron's voted on a theme Chad is very excited about. It's “Cheap Tech Gadgets from Thrift Shops'. Last week Chad was going to show us The Crayola Crayon Maker, but it turned out it was missing a key part and couldn't be used, so Chad went to his 'back-up' Thrift Store gadget. 

    But during the week after our last show Chad went to a different Thrift Store and guess what? He found another version of the Crayola Crayon Maker. This device lets kids (or any one else) turn crayon pieces into new color-swirled crayon creations. Kids aged 8 years and up can make original drawing utensils by melting down different colored crayon pieces in the Crayon Maker. With new mixed-color combinations kids can get even more creative and more invested in their works of art. As you'll see in the video, the Crayon Maker uses heat to melt the crayon pieces, but it's nothing high powered. It just uses a light bulb, so it takes 10 minutes or more to melt the crayon pieces. But, as you'll see in the video, Chad liked the results! The one Chad showed retails for $46.50. http://amzn.to/2vzgINN Chad paid about $5 for it. (Fits in with our gadget budget.)

     

    Amazon says there's a new version of the Crayon Maker that's a lot smaller, but it sells for less than $12. That's here: http://amzn.to/2fHxxAq

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1636 

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