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Here are more than a few do it yourself projects that I am interested in. A few are even started by yours truly.

DIY Science Hacks: Faraday Cage Phone Pouch. This Faraday Cage phone pouch blocks all radio signals coming in or out of your cellphone.

DIY Science Hacks: Faraday Cage Phone Pouch

Material costs are about $10, it takes ~ 30 minutes to build, and it can fit in your pocket! The purpose of this pouch is to prevent access to your phone and its data (e.g. location) if and when you so choose. Before placing in the pouch, be sure to put your phone in airplane mode as the phone will drain its battery trying to find a signal. Materials -- Conductive fabric Sized to fit your phone + a top flap. Tools -- Scissors-- Ruler-- Needle or Sewing Machine (preferred)-- Safety pins (optional but helpful) Build it!

1. 2. To double check your measurements, mark where you plan to cut the conductive fabric w/ a pen or pencil. then wrap the fabric around your phone. 3. Build it! How to Crowdfund Your Next Big Idea. Scott Steinberg is a small business expert, professional keynote speaker, noted strategic consultant, and creator of The Business Expert’s Guidebook series and video show Business Expert: Small Business Tips, Trends and Advice.

How to Crowdfund Your Next Big Idea

Entrepreneurs and startups can download and share free guides, tip sheets and inside advice from his website. Cult favorite video game developer Double Fine recently shocked investors by raising over $1 million in 24 hours on Kickstarter for its new adventure game, despite the genre’s supposed death. How Do I Create a Business Plan? Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ: Troubleshooting and Repair of Consumer Electronics Equipment.

Contents: [Document Version: 1.35] [Last Updated: 05/25/1998] Troubleshooting and Repair of Consumer Electronics Equipment Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 All Rights Reserved.

Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ: Troubleshooting and Repair of Consumer Electronics Equipment

How to Make Magnesium Oil to Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress. I’ve written before about how I use magnesium daily and why I feel it is such a vital part of overall wellness . Many people are deficient in this vital mineral that the body uses for hundreds of reactions. Every cell in the body needs magnesium in some way, and it is vital for bone, tooth, muscle and joint health as well as for optimal sleep and stress reduction. Deficiency of magnesium is widespread because many of us have lifestyle factors that actively deplete magnesium such as lack of sleep, excess stress, or alcohol/caffeine/sugar consumption. Forging a Ring from a Meteorite [49 pics] May 12, 2012 In the amazing step-by-step gallery below, Redditor laporkenstein shows how he forged a custom wedding band for himself out of a Gibeon meteorite.

Forging a Ring from a Meteorite [49 pics]

There are captions in the gallery that help explain a bit of the process.


Micro Tesla Coil makes a Perfect Stocking Stuffer. Tesla coils are always a hit around here at the office.

Micro Tesla Coil makes a Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Giant ones that play music with modern-day chain mail wearing DJ’s, ones thrown together in garages by self-proclaimed mad scientists… But have you ever seen one that can fit in the palm of your hand? ORx resources. These 21 Hacks Will Forever Change The Way You Clean Your House. They're Simply Genius. OBD-PiTFT: Display Car Diagnostics (OBD-II) Data On Adafruit's PiTFT Touchscreen Display For Raspberry Pi - CowFish Studios. Meet the WIDGEDUINO. Vsync by erniejunior. This is the VSync library for the Arduino platform.

Vsync by erniejunior

Controlling lights and sensors with Arduino Yún, Node js server and firmata. Controlling lights and sensors with Arduino Yún, Node js server and firmata Zoe Romano — June 3rd, 2014 Arduino user Cinezaster sent us a project using Node js server on the Arduino Yún to control the lights, heating and some other sensors in the office of Appsaloon, the company where he’s doing an internship.

Controlling lights and sensors with Arduino Yún, Node js server and firmata

They already use Node.js for a lot of things and some of them are pretty cool with it. That’s how they did it: First of all you need to expand your flash, because there is not enough flash (16 MB) on the Arduino Yún. How-To: Make an RGB combination door lock (Part 1) Skywatching, Telescopes & Astrophotography. Ever since it returned to the evening sky just over a month ago, our "sister planet," as Venus is often called, has been the centerpiece of the current evening sky.

Skywatching, Telescopes & Astrophotography

As Venus travels around the sun inside the Earth's orbit, it alternates regularly from evening to morning sky and back, spending about 9 1/2 months as an "evening star," and about the same length of time as a "morning star. " Some ancient astronomers actually thought they were seeing two different celestial bodies. They named the morning star after Phosphorus, the harbinger of light, and the evening star for Hesperus, the son of Atlas. It was the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras who first realized that Phosphorus and Hesperus were one and the same object.

To the ancients, such behavior was puzzling and was not really understood until the time of Galileo. Easy to Build WIFI 2.4GHz Yagi Antenna. The building steps are simple: 1.

Easy to Build WIFI 2.4GHz Yagi Antenna

Print out the scaled Yagi antenna template* (download from next step). 2. Trim paper clips to size and glue them to the template. 3. Yagi-pdf/cheapyagi.pdf. Listening to Satellites with a Homemade Yagi Antenna. One of my favorite things to do is talk with other ham radio operators through satellites or the International Space Station (ISS).

Listening to Satellites with a Homemade Yagi Antenna

To do this, I stand on a rooftop and tune a handheld multiband radio while tracing the orbit of a satellite or the ISS with my homemade yagi antenna. Orbiting satellites such as AO-51, SO-50, and AO-27 act as repeaters, relaying signals from low-power transceivers like mine back to hams elsewhere on the planet. Build one Yagi ANTENNA. After the drill came the time of the saw... Do a slash of 1 cm (0.39 inch) of depth (split) to surroundings of every extremities of tubes of 8mm (0.31 inch). It will permit a better tightening by necklaces, of Circles of 6mm (0.23 inch) that will slip inside himself. Cut with the saw to metals one of round of 6mm (0.23 inch) to the middle (50 cm 19.68 inch) .

Is going to permit you to lengthen one of diameter 8mm (0.31 inch) tubes in order to get the 1,5M (59 inch) of the reflector. For it slip each of pieces of Circle of 6mm 0.23 inch) in extremities of the 8 mm (0.31 inch) tube and adjust an overtaking of 25cm (9.84 inch). 25 cm of part is other deal 50cm (19.68 inch). Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control. Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control There are many ways to automatically control these lights. The gadget I was using (until I completed this project, that is) was a simple mechanical timer. This product allows you to set separate turn-on and turn-off times and those repeat every day.

The disadvantage of this product is that, as the seasons change, you need to constantly adjust the turn-on and turn-off times. As illustrated in Figure 1, the variation over the year (in sunset time in this example) is very significant even at my Northern California latitude, with almost three hours difference between the earlier and latest sunset times! Gelandagan's Metal Marker MkI - Electro Etcher. Ok, success! How deep? Well it is adjustable, based on the length of time the current is applied. Can it be personalized? I am working on it. ArduinoBoardEsplora. Overview The Arduino Esplora is a microcontroller board derived from the Arduino Leonardo.

The Esplora differs from all preceding Arduino boards in that it provides a number of built-in, ready-to-use setof onboard sensors for interaction. It's designed for people who want to get up and running with Arduino without having to learn about the electronics first. For a step-by-step introduction to the Esplora, check out the Getting Started with Esplora guide.

3V to 24V Variable Power Supply. Build a $360 synthetic aperture radar with MIT’s OpenCourseware. How To Give Your Puppy CPR - Infographic. Using Dry Ice on Your Camping Trip « Dry Ice Ideas. Plastic you can shape with your hands. Common mistakes in electronics repair. Common Mistakes of Electronics Repair. Laser-cut Lattice Living Hinges. The Next Battle for Internet Freedom Could Be Over 3D Printing. The Kinkajou Bottle Cutter. Recycle, reuse – thats the motto we have all been trying to live by ever since this “global warming” issue came into effect but now it just got a bit easier. Design Folder: Your Online Design and Decorating Resource. KMODDL - Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library.

Why Fixers Will Save Our Planet. Circuit Scout: Electronics Circuits Search. Will 2012 Be The Year 3D Printing Goes Mainstream? A 3D printed shoe from the Cube At CES 2012 3D Systems presented their solution to the growing debate about whether and when 3D printing will cross over to the mainstream. DIY Bike Rollers. Darwin Manuscripts Project.

How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body. List of tool-lending libraries. Home - Gadgeteer. The Wood Bending. Smelting iron ore in a microwave. How Do You Start a Fire With Ice? Hurricane Lasers. How to dismantle Toshiba Portege M205 laptop. Toshiba tablet PC disassembly guide. Diagramly - Draw Diagrams Online. Crash course: Embedded programming with Arduino. Want To Make A Giant Telescope Mirror? Here's How. Printrbot: The Perfect Beginner 3D Printer Can Expand Itself. Soon you'll 'evolve' yourself new furniture using 3D printing. Layer by Layer. Transistors made from cotton yarn, t-shirt computers incoming. iModela, Roland's $1000 hobbyist CNC milling machine.

Monitor: More than just digital quilting. HOW TO: Make silver ink that conducts electricity. Make a Musical Greeting Card to Annoy or Delight Your Friends and Family. How to Make Toy Air Ships, Ray Guns and Much More from Old Tin Cans. Beat Bearing Sequencer. Connecting Batteries in Series or Parallel. A. HACK A WEEK. E&E PROJECTS. Mountain UltraLight: Make Your Own Backpacking Meals! Hack a Day. Automatically weed the celebrity gossip out of your TV time. Bypassing manufacturer-imposed battery lockouts.

Output up to 768 PWM signals from one Arduino. Experimenting with bridge rectifers for AC to DC power conversion. Hack N Mod - Amazingly Cool Hacks, Mods, and DIY Projects.

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Kilns. JigSaw Puzzles. Concrete Domes. Android Development. Soldering. LED Flashlights. Cant find a part? Check these links. Free Audio Books - Philosophy - Download mp3 and iPod format today! Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY. Member: Pjpuas. LED Plant Growth Light. Succulent Wall Art. Apartment Therapy San Francisco. Repurposed Etched Glass Spice Jars... MIT Fabrication Laboratory within Tulsa's Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood.

Andrew S. Harmon. Sample Club - Free Laser Engraving and Cutting Files and Sample Ideas. Fab Lab Tulsa. America del Norte. Wiki. Electronics. Welcome.

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